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Rossi Ranch Hand

Post by Redthies » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:55 pm

Ok, who has experience with the Rossi Ranch Hands? I’m looking for a mares leg to turn into an SBR, and have someone wanting to trade with me for a Rossi. I would be swapping for my JM Marlin .45-70 1885GS. I would be wanting cash on top, but not sure how much to ask for. Truth be told, I’m likely going to hold out for a Henry, but figure I should explore the options that present themselves.
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Re: Rossi Ranch Hand

Post by BigAl52 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:47 am

I bet Forty will chime in here when he sees this. He just did do a range report with one. I think his is in 45 colt.
http://henryrifleforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=8749 Here is a link to his.
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Re: Rossi Ranch Hand

Post by Redthies » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:39 am

Thanks Al!
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Re: Rossi Ranch Hand

Post by fortyshooter » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:59 am

The Rossi Ranch Hand out of the box will need some action work to be a nice slick running shooter.
If the one you are considering hasn't been worked already.....you need to remove the lever and bolt and carefully with fine files and stones deburr
all the sliding surfaces and stone the high spots to get a nice smooth movement. Also break the sharp edge around the loading gate and adjust the gate spring for lighter pressure. Think I used a shim for that.
There are some YouTube videos that show how to slick up the Rossi R92 which is same action as the Ranch Hand.
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