Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

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Re: Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 24 Aug 2017 05

Guys,

I'm back to this post I made once again, thinking of the snubbies or short-barreled revolvers from Rossi.

It appears that as Taurus/Rossi are "one" does this also mean that the Rossi 351/352 is pretty much the same gun as Taurus 85?

I mean, are they the identical design with different "brandings"?

Regardless, they both appeal to me for price point right now. Ideas?

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Re: Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

Postby jdl447 » 24 Aug 2017 08

I can't answer your question but Taurus has a $40.00 rebate going on.
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Re: Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 25 Aug 2017 04

jdl447,

Thanks for letting me know about the Taurus $40 rebate. I went to AIM surplus, saw they had the Model 85 Ultra Lite for $279 right now. Take that rebate, and you've got a new snubbie for under $250 - nice deal!

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Re: Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

Postby jdl447 » 25 Aug 2017 10

so ya got one?
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Re: Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

Postby Ranch Dog » 25 Aug 2017 22

I have the Rossi 351, love the little bugger, and the difference I see between it and the Taurus 85 is that the Rossi uses a hammer nose vs. the transfer bar/pin used in the 85. The image below is from the TaurusUSA features page for the Model 85.

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I had several Taurus revolvers; 605 (357 Mag), 415 (41 Mag), M44C (44 Mag), and a 450 (45 Colt). None of them had a hammer nose firing pin.
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Re: Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

Postby Warhawk » 26 Aug 2017 01

I have a Rossi 971, 4 inch stainless with adjustable sights. It's from the Interarms era. Not quite as finely made as a Smith & Wesson, but every bit as reliable. I bought for a truck gun that I wouldn't be too concerned about.
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Re: Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 27 Aug 2017 05

jdl447 wrote:so ya got one?

Nope, I did not order any snubbie yet. I'm still asking questions and figuring out where & when to spend my money!

However, these 2 snubbies - the Taurus 85 and the Rossi 351 types - are the ones in my sights. Of course, I just went and bought a brand new 2500HD and may be slightly delayed in my purchase..... :roll:

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Re: Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 27 Aug 2017 05

Ranch Dog wrote:I have the Rossi 351, love the little bugger, and the difference I see between it and the Taurus 85 is that the Rossi uses a hammer nose vs. the transfer bar/pin used in the 85.
I had several Taurus revolvers; 605 (357 Mag), 415 (41 Mag), M44C (44 Mag), and a 450 (45 Colt). None of them had a hammer nose firing pin.


Thanks for the input and experience, Michael. As I just posted to JDL, I'm leaning towards one snubbie or the other - the Taurus 85 or the Rossi 351.
As an aside, on the Taurus is the transfer bar arrangement anything like how the Ruger revolvers work? I've got an old Security Six, just wondering.

And it's nice to read your posts, RD, while you are simultaneously enduring the fallout of Hurricane Harvey! Hope that the continuing rain is not going to damage your home and property badly. At least that corn you lost is replaceable.

Take care and be well

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Re: Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

Postby Ranch Dog » 27 Aug 2017 07

This durn thing just won't leave me alone! The center of Harvey is sitting 4 miles due east of my house and moving away at less than a mile an hour.
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Re: Rossi 2" .357 DA current models feedback?

Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 27 Aug 2017 17

RD,
I just posted up another comment about your storm situation on your Lee Loader site - I'd forgotten to check that out!

About 6:00PM EST, hoping all is getting better out your way in Texas.

Be well!

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