Rossi revolvers - Pistolsmith

Go Back   Pistolsmith > Revolver Forum > Revolvers

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2003, 06:51 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 50
Rossi revolvers

How good or bad are these guns. Thanks in advance.
Remove Ads
Old 03-03-2003, 06:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Texas
Posts: 138
I have two small J frame size 38's with maybe 1000 rounds thru the both, never had any problems other than when shooting dirty ammo the cylinder binds after about 30 rounds on one, the other just keeps shooting.
Old 03-04-2003, 09:20 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 6

A friend of mine bought a used Rossi J frame sized 5 shot 38 about a year ago and had significant troubles with the timing and binding of the cylinder. He sent it back to Rossi and many months later they sent it back to him and the darn thing still would not operate properly.

He took it back to the dealer that he bought it from initially and traded it on another type of gun. Too bad.

I hope that this one example is not an indicator of their overall quality!
Old 03-14-2003, 04:13 AM   #4
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4
The first revolver I bought was a Rossi 642. Very good gun, hits where you aim, weight is good. Don't hesitate to buy if you get the chance.
Old 03-21-2003, 08:47 AM   #5
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 2
I have a 971 VRC 4". I have had it for about 5 years and have never had a failure of any type. I pull the trigger and it goes bang. The fit is very good as is the finish, sights are very clear and easy to adquire when drawing from a holster, 38's shoot as well as 357's (2"-3" groups at 10 yards, fast firing). I would recomend a Rossi to anyone who is looking for a good gun at a fair price.
Old 03-21-2003, 11:27 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,559
My take on Rossi revolvers is that the quality seems to vary greatly from gun to gun and the comments here seem to support that. Some are terrific and some are dogs. I also haven't heard many good reports about Rossi customer service so if you do get a bad one you are SOL.

Let the buyer beware. If you want to buy one, inspect it carefully before you pay for it.

  Pistolsmith > Revolver Forum > Revolvers

Search tags for this page
cylinder threads on a rossi
rossi 877 revolver

rossi 971 cylinder


rossi 971 cylinder advance


rossi 971 replacement sights


rossi j frame revolvers


rossi m971 frame size


rossi m971 vrc 357 magnum revolver


rossi m971 vrc review

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
158gr +P in a Rossi? Joshua M. Smith Revolvers 4 03-12-2007 05:21 PM
Rossi revolvers bikersmurf Revolvers 1 12-27-2006 01:45 PM
rossi 877 mods stang1911 Revolvers 0 04-01-2005 11:00 AM
Rossi 357 Mag sphillips Revolvers 1 09-01-2002 04:01 PM
Rossi .38 Leftyman Revolvers 3 03-30-2002 08:57 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 1999-2012 Pistolsmith. All rights reserved.