Rossi Overland beginning and end

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Rossi Overland beginning and end

Postby my8trax » 19 Aug 2017 11

Hi, I have an overland 20 ga. now. I am trying to figure out the history of these, and it is not easy. I am throwing this out, and if anyone can correct or add to it, it would be great. This may or may not be correct:
they were imported from 1978 thru 1988. All were made my Rossi. The earliest versions had hammers and top levers "in the white" or nickle plated or something similar, marked Garcia, then came case hardened hammers and top lever, again stamped Garcia, lastly came blued hammers and top lever, marked Interarms. I see some on the internet that have Interarms stamped on the side plate. Are there any other identifying areas to determine era ? Thanks
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Re: Rossi Overland beginning and end

Postby my8trax » 23 Aug 2017 13

Through a search I found M&M gunsmithing, they do work on Rossi coach guns. They told me that Garcia corp. imported these from 1968 thru 1974. My overland has only Garcia stamped on barrel, no Interarms stamp, so I guess the guns stamped Interarms are 1974 thru 1988. I don't know how Braziltech enters in, if at all, for the coach guns. Does anyone have a Rossi overland with the silver colored hammers...if so how is it stamped? Thanks.
Just found this under a search for Garcia...more infor...."Garcia Sporting Arms Corp. in Teaneck, New Jersey, absorbed Firearms International Corp. (importer of Rossi firearms at the time) of Washington, D.C., in 1971 or '72. Garcia became the importer of Rossi firearms and conducted business from the Washington, D.C., address until 1977."
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Re: Rossi Overland beginning and end

Postby GasGuzzler » 23 Aug 2017 20

Never heard of them.

Hopefully someone has.
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Re: Rossi Overland beginning and end

Postby my8trax » 24 Aug 2017 21

I have seen 2 on the internet (white metal hammers) and there is one on Gunbroker now. The barrel is stamped:
Amadeo Rossi & CIA
Sao Leopoldo RG SUL .......I don't believe there is any stamping of Garcia or Interarms, so this must be the "first generation". The CIA means Company I understand. Part of my reason for posting this info is so that I won't lose track of the info. I can find. Hope someone else can come up with info on the Overlands. Thanks
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