ROSSI MODEL 92 (44 Magnum)

  • Condition:
  • Make:ROSSI
  • Model:MODEL 92
  • Ammo Type:Centrefire
  • Action Type:Lever
  • Bore Diameter:0.429
  • Calibre:.44 Magnum
  • Serial Number:M150948

Private User

Seller Type: Private User
Licence # 26543405-01
Location: RIVERHILLS, QLD, 4074
Phone #: *** click to reveal ***
Transferring Dealer: Rebel Gun Works, QLD, 4102
Licence # 5000028804
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This is a very close copy of an original Model 92 Winchester with a 20 inch tapered barrel and a ten shot tubular magazine. It has an oiled hardwood stock with curved steel but plate. Remington’s 44 Magnum is a pistol cartridge, but develops about 1750fps in rifle barrels. As the Rossi is very much a lightweight (under 2.5kgs), most shooters would not appreciate any more recoil. The rifle is fitted with a Pearson rail ($125 posted from the US), which fits into the rear dovetail sight slot at the front and fastens to the left-hand side of the action at the rear using the one unused threaded hole these actions are provided with. Mounted on this rail is a Vortex Venom reflex sight with a 3 MOA red dot reticule (new from QGE $435). The rifle groups in about three inches at 100 metres with Winchester 240gn HP factory rounds.

A reflex sight is a refinement of the more common, truncated tube type red dot sight. The sighting screen is larger but shorter. In fact, the Venom screen appears to be just the one glass element set in a landscape-oriented alloy frame with a flat bottom and a semi-circular top. The electronic reticule is generated from below and behind the screen, which then reflects it back to the shooter’s eye. It’s a very clever bit of optical geometry. Target acquisition is quick and instinctive when you get used to it. The sight is covered by Vortex’s lifetime warranty. I am prepared to sell the sight separately. Offers?

This rifle has only ever been fired at targets, not quite four boxes of ammo (200 rounds). I bought the rifle second-hand but it had never been fired before I bought it. I purchased the sight and mounting rail new. Everything is in perfect condition. The blueing and woodwork are without blemish. It is fitted with a quality webbing sling and Uncle Mike QD attachment points, making it effortless to carry around. For such a small light gun it has enormous hitting power, and would be excellent for hunting pig or deer at distances up to 200 metres.

Date Listed: 31/01/2019

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