Originally Posted by bac1023
I have a Rossi 971 357 mag and it shoots fine. Its a very decent revolver.
It was built long before Taurus bought them.
I purchased that exact model in Alaska back in 1991, it came with an unfluted cylinder, a 2.5" barrel and a very sweet trigger. I used to use it for blasting red squirrels around my Goldstream Valley cabin. It was a very decent offering for $280.00 NIB, much nicer then the Taurus .357 competition which was I believe called a 669 of something like that.
Many folks back then thought erroneously that Rossi was an Italian operation, and it was not at all uncommon to run into some guy at a gun shop or a gun show referring to them as such!