I had read all of the horror stories about Rossi rifles. You know the ones, chunks of milling metal falling out of the action, wood finish like shoe polish. I bought one anyway. That was a .44 Mag in Stainless steel. I like it so much, I bought a second, 24 inch Oct blue in 45 Colt.
And now to the weapon of this review, yes another one.
The fit and finish has only gotten better. The wood on this latest one is not on par with a custom stock, but every bit as nice as any other production stock. The wood to metal is good to very good.
The function. This is where it all comes down to. I made up some test rounds, brass and bullet, no primers or powder. I was not happy with them and drilled holes in the case sides. This made them obvious as test rounds but also wouldn't chamber. So I just resized them... The brass did as expected but the bullets became loose. I loaded them and cycled the action, All went very well except some of the bullets sunk deep into the cases. Yep, every one of my M92s will cycle empty brass. That covers any bullet types I may come up with. I am pleased. After working over the action and getting rid of the 'lawyer' safety, each of my Rossi rifles cycle very smooth and shoot great, better than I can.
Over all evaluation.
For pistol caliber 'old school' lever action rifles, what is not to like. I want another one.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!