What about the Rossi Ranch Hand?

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  1. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    I was just out in the back yard plinking at a steel target with a lever action Winchester 9422.

    There's just something about the old wood and steel lever action that's cool, even in this day of rapid fire, high capacity, plastic and aluminum, state of the art rifles.

    Or maybe I'm still living in the days of The Rifleman and Wanted Dead or Alive.:)


    Anyhow I got to thinking about the Rossi Ranch Hand (pistol). It was in the July American Rifleman. As soon as I saw it I said I have to have one of those.
    Since then I've searched every gun show but the mare's leg isn't to be found.

    How about it, has anyone seen one?



    Well, I have to go grab my faithful Winchester. I see those pesky Outlaws and Redskins are in the back yard again.:)




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  2. Idontplaynice

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    I love Western guns, and would like to have the Rossi Ranch Hand.

    I hear it has been delayed until 2011.

    I wonder how many people will put a full-size buttstock on it and SBR it.
     
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  3. Menehune

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    Someone will be along shortly to say it's useless and makes no sense.

    However, those same people think every gun has to have an intended defense/offense purpose...

    I would love to pick one up, but I too am having a hard time finding one. It'd bound to be a "fun gun" to take out and blast away with.

    Might make a nice alternative to carrying a .44 revolver in my boat when out paddling.
     
  4. RS7

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    Perhaps in a heavier caliber. Still, pretty neat
     
  5. byf43

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    Ever since I was a little kid, I've wanted a "Mare's Leg".

    [​IMG]

    I guess the "Ranch Hand" will have to do.
     
  6. moeman

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    Agree that 22 levers are cool.

    ...But wht i really like are 22 pumps...
     
  7. Eyescream

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    Mare's legs are badass. I want one.
     
  8. vafish

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    It's useless and it makes no sense. :tongueout:

    Short barrel means it has limited magazine capacity. IIRC it's 5 or 6 rounds which means it's bigger and heavier then a comparable caliber revolver.

    But use and sense have never been the only reasons for me to own a gun, being fun to shoot is all the reason a gun needs. I think it would be a lot of fun to shoot and I really like the idea of making it into a SBR.
     
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    I'd like one in 45LC if the price is right.
     
  10. Kromedome

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    I believe it does come in .45 LC awpk03s and the price seems just about right(ish). Check it out on rossiusa.com. About availability though, I can't say.
     
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    Should be interesting.

    I like my Rossi revolvers quite a bit.
     
  12. harleyfx69

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    if you have large hands none of the lever actions are going to fit you very well, or make for enjoyable shooting,

    one option to that is to enlarge the lever, generally you heat it with a torch and stretch it out while not deforming the lug on it, just the loop part,

    and then also wrapping it with a leather or paracord wrapping on it..

    Lever actions i find to be pretty neat, and they do fit certain roles, but not all.. Being able to top off the magazine tube while its cocked and locked is pretty neat,
     
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    Since i heard about it i put my dealer on notice to order the 1st one that becomes available to him. It's gonna be inexpensive at around $400 & will come in .38/.357 .44 mag & .45lc. I'm getting .44 mag.
     
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    I was told by their PR rep that the first shipment was in & going out last week.
    Dunno where they are, but they're getting closer.
    Denis
     
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    [​IMG]

    For those who have not seen it on Rossi's site.
     
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    Useless or not, if I can pick one up for around $400, I will end up with one. Make mine .44 Mag, please.:supergrin:
     
  17. M2 Carbine

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    I intend getting a 38/357 because I don't load 44 or 45LC.

    Even though I reload a lot of 38, so ammo availability and cost is no problem, I wouldn't mind having a 22LR Ranch Hand. The tin cans and clay pigeons won't know the difference whether they are shot with a 38 or 22.:supergrin:
     
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    Zoe carried one on Firefly! Not Practical, but fun, and I am getting a raise soon:)
     
  19. Messer

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    Interesting thread - according to my dealer, as of this past weekend, Rossi has decided not to make/ship this item.

    I hope they are wrong, as I want one just for the fun of it.

    Bob S.
     
  20. oldfort

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    I hate those huge levers. I had one on my 16" .32Win Wrangler and replaced it with a standard. Fits better in the 4-wheeler scabbard. There are some smaller custom glove levers that are much better now. I would be a lot more interested in the Ranch Hand if it had the glove lever and was offered in .22Mag rimfire.

    My biggest problem is that I'm not too interested in a rifle type firearm in handgun cartridges or a handgun type firearm in rifle cartridges.
     
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