Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

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Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#1 Post by OldWin » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:51 am

Hey guys,
My son has a recent production stainless 20" Rossi 92 in .357. It was bought new, is unmodified, and has a low round count.
*It functions fine with 38's

*When the tube is loaded with multiple 357's, the last one in may come back far enough that the gate is held out hard and can't be depressed to add more cartridges.

*If the action is cycled, the next time this condition may or may not be repeated. It is random.

*Brand or style of ammo doesn't seem to matter, as long as it's 357. 38's don't have this issue.

Has anyone seen this? Sorry, I don't have the rifle in front of me.
Thanks everyone.
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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#2 Post by Rusty » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:32 am

Nate is the '92 Rossi Wizzard. Check with him direct and I'm sure you'll get the straight scoop.
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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#3 Post by Nath » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:58 am

It may just be the mag spring is bound or the mag follower is a little to long. May just need a wee trim.
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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#4 Post by .45colt » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:53 am

A few years ago I picked up a NIB Rossi 44-40.24" barrel. haven't messed with it till this year. got the video , and stainless mag follower from Nate. before changing the mag follower it was harder than Heck to load more than a few rounds in it. there was a plastic plug in the mag tube to limit how many rounds could be loaded 6" long. once that piece of junk was out a world of difference. may be worth a look. don't know if Yours has it or not.

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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#5 Post by OldWin » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:32 pm

Thanks guys. I thought of the plug also and mentioned it to my son.
Mine is old and has a steel plug. I could try a swap but his rifle is in Alaska with him.
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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#6 Post by ethang » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:40 pm

I have a 20" 357 I bought several years ago that did the same thing. Would lock the action up tight and would have to coax the loading gate to free it up. I changed out the magazine spring and the follower to an aftermarket spring and metal follower and that fixed it. Much easier to load now and no reduction at all in reliability.

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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#7 Post by OldWin » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:50 pm

Thank you Ethan. That sounds like the problem he is having.
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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#8 Post by Carlsen Highway » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:12 am

This is a fairly common thing and is not hard to fix. You polish the inside curve of the loading gate to make It smoother. Give it a file. Some of the internals on Rossi's are not polished enough, couple this with a strong mag spring and you get what your describing.
The mag springs often need to be shortened a bit to make the pressure lighter. Do this judiciously.

I would swap out a follower for a steel one, but I wouldnt take an aluminium one over a plastic one. I actually never have seen a function problem with the plastic ones so you can leave them alone if you want. I will not argue with aethetics though, just to get a steel one.
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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#9 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:34 pm

Just got am email from Boyd's- they now have stocks for Rossi's. Including laminates.
I have questioned them about doing some custom inletting , they wont do it. Sorry for the drift!
Laminate stocks might be good for Alaska!
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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#10 Post by OldWin » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:38 pm

Thanks Gunny. He has a stainless one, so that would be slick.

Thank you too, Carlsen. I will pass that on.
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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#11 Post by Griff » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:41 pm

Carlsen Highway wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:12 am
This is a fairly common thing and is not hard to fix. You polish the inside curve of the loading gate to make It smoother. Give it a file. Some of the internals on Rossi's are not polished enough, couple this with a strong mag spring and you get what your describing.
The mag springs often need to be shortened a bit to make the pressure lighter. Do this judiciously.

I would swap out a follower for a steel one, but I wouldnt take an aluminium one over a plastic one. I actually never have seen a function problem with the plastic ones so you can leave them alone if you want. I will not argue with aethetics though, just to get a steel one.
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Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

#12 Post by Nath » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:59 pm

Nath wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:58 am
It may just be the mag spring is bound or the mag follower is a little to long. May just need a wee trim.
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