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    Rossi 92.357 mag

    Last week I bought Rossi 92 in .357 Mag/.38 Spc with a 20" barrel, but it was a difficult decision. A few weeks ago Croatian Hunting Association got to their store hundreds of rifles, mainly from police seizure and for a very good price.
    Among other guns, there was a dozen of Rossi 92, a dozen of Winchester 94 and half a dozen Marlin 336.
    The Winchester 94 and Marlin were all in 30-30 cal. except one Winchester in .44 Magnum.
    All Rossi 92 were .38 Spc/.357 Mag.
    I was there in their store a few days in a row, compared, studied... like a kid in a candy store
    They were all in very good condition, and the price was the same for all, about $370.
    I know the Winchester is better made and more expensive, but I already have 357/38 reloading kit, and here the cheapest round of 30-30 Winchester is about $1.50, and I'm not a hunter.So I finally decided to take Rossi 92. The rifle is in very good condition, a little bit stiff, but it shoot well.
    I slicked it up with the help of some YouTube videos, and now it's a sweet little carbine
    By the way, I also bought Zastava M70 in 8x57. It was cheap, about $150.

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    Unless its marked 357 only it should feed 38 spl with no problems. It was the older pistol caliber lever guns that relied on a certain c.o.a.l. to feed properly. The carrier functioned as the cartridge stop.
    Newer models were redesigned so the cartridge stop is a seperate part and works similar to pump/auto shotguns.

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    My brother has a Rossi 92 in 38/357 that he's had about 4 years. It's a fun little piece and interchanges rounds without issues. Not the most accurate thing I've ever used but few levers are. It will keep a full magazine in a cake plate but your not calling the shots. For fun we load it up for each other and mix up the rounds just for laughs. I have a 1973 vintage 94 in 44mag and that doesn't like chambering 44 specials at all and I have to load them long for it so they feed reliably. Also the point of impact is very different between the 2 rounds so it's not something I do often. It's another carbine that isn't the most accurate thing you can put to your shoulder however it works well for hunting. I do not like the "buckhorn" sights that come on these lever guns, they don't work well with old eyes. I have added a Marbles tang sight to the 94 which has improved accuracy a great deal. Enjoy your new toy!

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    I agree that it should cycle 38/357 without issue. I had one in .44 until a squib rung the barrel and I sold it. I had Winchesters in .44 and .38/357 and they all worked great, have a trapper now in .44 mag. The older models of Browning had issues cycling .38 spl. The Puma was the tightest carbine I'd handled, that's why I got it. I changed my trapper rear sight to an aperture.
    Regards, Jim

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    Vintage Hunter and others: Thanks for the correction.


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