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Rossi Ranch Hand

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by willieH, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. willieH

    willieH

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    The local shop received an ammo shipment and I went by to restock my meager supplies. I had to kick some tires while waiting to be helped and in the dark corner I spied what appeared to be a child's rifle. Out of curiosity I asked to look it. As this was placed in my hands, the lights dimmed, electric bolts swirled and an enchanted voice told me to buy it.

    I love this handgun, yes that's how they sell the 38spl/357mag 12" barrel mares leg. I'm not sure what I'll use it for, other than a range blaster.

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  2. NAS T MAG

    NAS T MAG

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    I love that gun! Been wanting one for awhile. Congrats.
     

  3. ctfireman

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    It is very cool. It took me forever to find one when they first came out but i got it. Mine is in .45 lc.
     
  4. raven11

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    very cool, i've been meaning to get one one day when i get a revolver so i have a reason to stock up on .38 and .357. they seem pretty reliable haven't heard a bad thing about them
     
  5. M2 Carbine

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    Being a old Steve McQueen fan I couldn't wait to get one when they first came out.
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    Even though I reload 38/357 I piled up a lot of brass.
    I thought, what we need is a 22LR Mare's Leg.
    So I bought the first Henry I saw.
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    The LGS took in a nice 45LC in trade a few days ago. I'd buy it but I'm not into reloading the 45LC.
     
  6. Filhar

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    Truck gun, but you're going to have a tough time convincing the nice Police Officer that it's a handgun.
     
  7. Ruggles

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    Easily one of the most unless firearm made today....

    But one of the coolest :) I would love one in .45LC. :)

    Nice pick up :)
     
  8. M2 Carbine

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    The gun can be steadied by laying the side if the butt stock against your cheek.
    Don't do it.
    I shot the gun like this with 38 Special. Seemed to be OK and it did help aimed fire.

    Next morning looking in the morror it looked like someone beat the crap out of my face. My cheek was brused for several days.


    A small lady that shot the 22 could put the butt stock against her shoulder. She was very accurate even back to 52 yards.
    She liked the 22 Henery so much she bought one. :)


    With a little practice shooting from the hip you can get very accurate beyound 10 yards, fast firing.
    And fast firing is fun.
     
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  9. Bill Keith

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    Congrats on your new Blaster!
     
  10. Quigley

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    Figured I'd revive this old thread with my new purchase in .357
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  11. Bruce M

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    Looks like they would be a huge amount of fun at the range.
     
  12. bac1023

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    Very nice Willie

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  13. Syclone0538

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    I figured the point was to be able to hunt deer with it in shotgun/handgun only states.
     
  14. FourthPointOfContact

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    Yes, but can you imagine SBR'ing one? Aside from the tax stamp there isn't anything that's cheaper to do that with. And then you can twirl cock the thing like Rooster Cogburn.
     
  15. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  16. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I like the para cord treatment on that, Quigley. Very cool.
     
  17. ShallNotBeInfringed

    ShallNotBeInfringed NRA Business Al

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    I have one in .22 by Henry.

    Great little rifle (er a big handgun )

    Someone explain to me how the batf puts this as a handgun? Seems more like a short barrel rifle with a cut off stock. Do the same thing to a rifle in your collection now, and get 10 years of free room and board.

    sent from my rotary wall phone
     
  18. FourthPointOfContact

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    Much like a PGO shotgun or a pistol based upon the AR platform the receiver was manufactured never having been a long arm. The BATF says the abbreviated portion of the firearm isn't designed to be placed against the shoulder, so they label the firearm as a handgun, nor a long gun.

    If you 'do the same thing to a rifle in your collection' then you've done the same thing to a rifle in your collection. The Rossi was never a rifle to begin with
     
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  19. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    They're neat and you'll need time to learn how to shoot it correctly, but they're neat. I sold mine in 45 Colt for a 20" carbine R92 in the same caliber. I just found it much more useful and easier to shoot from the shoulder. I know they can be changed out, but the smaller loops allows for faster lever manipulation as well.

    No reason to justify buying one other then they're a cool little piece. :cool:
     
  20. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    Those look pretty cool. I think I prefer the smaller loop though. :cool: