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ROSSI 92 re-chamber?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by mjbskwim, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I bought a 92 in 45colt.Then the local store got a stainless in 454 casull.
    Hmm,should I or shouldn't I? I like my octagon blue gun better.

    So,can this gun be re-chambered for 454 casull? This gun is built heavier than the stainless one at the store

    Thanks for looking
    Mike
     
  2. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    here is a link of someone else that wanted to do the same thing,, the main issue I see is the same they called out..
    you will have PSI issues ( 45 Long Colt - 14,000 PSI and the 454 Casull - 65,000 PSI )

    rechamber a .45 colt to .454 casull
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah ,that's the question,right there.The other gun ,in 454,doesn't seem to be any beefier,that's why Imma hopin' it will work.
    Thanks for the link too.
     
  4. enyaw

    enyaw Salem, OR New Member

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    I have a Rossi 92 in 454 and a Marlin in 45, and unless you have a really good reason to rechamber why do it (even IF the alloy on your current gun can handle it)? I bought the Rossi w/thoughts of using it flying into the bush in Alaska

    My 45 is a dream to shoot, while the Rossi (even w/recoil pad) is VERY unplesent. What the 454 does do is put 300 grains down range at around 2000 fps. As a point of referance my 6" 454 revolver is much morefun to shoot.
     
  5. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    the reason MJBskiwim was wanting to do it, was like he said, I loves the Octagonal barrel of his 45 Colt but the 454 only comes in round barrel. and he was thinking to re-chamber the 45 colt to 454 to have a 454 in an Octagonal barrel.. i believe that was his only real reason.. would be kinda cool if it would work.
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Mainly just to have the option of shooting 454 if I feel the need.I can still shoot the 45colt in it too. I've been told you can hand load the 45 past 44mag ballistics,since the case is a smidge bigger,but who knows,I may need that bad a$$ casull to knock down a bigger bear.
    I wouldn't think the 454 would be that much worse with a lever gun.Is yours a guide model,16" barrel?