Old Judge Creek":3p9wyirw said:I know a few SASS folks that collect the pre-safety Rossi, and frankly if I saw one for sale, I'd have to be $maxed out$ before I'd pass it up.
The Rossi clones of the 1892 Winchester are the kitty's whiskers: reliable, very accurate (with a rear sight replacement), and inexpensive to boot.
Yes, the Safety on the new ones is a bit of an eyesore and an affront to the intelligence of most shooters, but it "can" be lived with. I have a Trapper length 44 magnum with this abberation on it and
1) it's not too obtrusive
2) there has to be a round chambered to activate it and
3) it can be removed and replaced with a flat topped pin
My 44 Mag Trapper still wears the safety - it simply isn't all that bad.
You really got a good deal!Glad you like yours.I preferred to get a 357 but the lowest now used is $450.Couldn't pass this one up since I was waitng almost a year till the party was back in AZ.The 45 ammo is tough to find.My neighbor reloads, so after I buy some I get him to teach me reloading.gewehrfreund":1qpu9or9 said:Several years ago, I bought an old Interarms Puma .357 from an individual who advertised it in the local weekly shopper. I paid $175 for it and have been very happy with it's accuracy and functioning, though I don't shoot it as much as I'd like (too many guns, not enough time).