OMG! What have I found?

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OMG! What have I found?

Postby rondog » 25 Jun 2018 19

I just left a LGS, where I found this rifle. It's a Puma, in excellent shape, albeit kinda dusty. It's a .44-40, blued and CCH. It appears to be an 18"-20" carbine, but has a heavy octagonal barrel and a forearm cap, no barrel bands like a carbine. Also has a crescent buttplate, also CCH.

It's in the consignment rack, but has no price. The guy said that means it's not processed into their system and ready to sell yet, and to give it a week. You can bet I'll be calling much sooner than that!

So what is this thing? A Short Rifle? I've been trying to buy a 20" stainless Rossi 92 in .357 from this other guy, but he's terrible at communicating and I'm getting the "feeling" the deal isn't meant to be. Now I've stumbled onto this .44-40 Puma, which is a HELL of a lot more interesting to me!

Can't upload pics, says they're too large.....
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Re: OMG! What have I found?

Postby Mad Trapper » 25 Jun 2018 19

Excellent find.
Whats the phone number to that LGS, :D
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I would be on it for sure.
Be nice if they would let you put down a deposit, sort of hold it for you.
I would be calling every day.
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Re: OMG! What have I found?

Postby rondog » 25 Jun 2018 20

I need to find out for sure what it is, and a value for it. The tag says "Mfg : LSI, Model: Puma M92". Don't know who "LSI" is.
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Re: OMG! What have I found?

Postby Archer » 26 Jun 2018 00

rondog wrote:I need to find out for sure what it is, and a value for it. The tag says "Mfg : LSI, Model: Puma M92". Don't know who "LSI" is.


Legacy Sports International.

Essentially an importer of Rossi 92s ten to 20 years ago or so.
I recall seeing Pumas and Rossi (Braztech) rifles side by side in the gunshops for a while there.

https://www.gunsamerica.com/956608184/R ... 57-MAG.htm

http://levergun-scoundrels.com/thread/4 ... a-92-44mag
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Re: OMG! What have I found?

Postby rondog » 26 Jun 2018 01

Archer wrote:
rondog wrote:I need to find out for sure what it is, and a value for it. The tag says "Mfg : LSI, Model: Puma M92". Don't know who "LSI" is.


Legacy Sports International.

Essentially an importer of Rossi 92s ten to 20 years ago or so.
I recall seeing Pumas and Rossi (Braztech) rifles side by side in the gunshops for a while there.

https://www.gunsamerica.com/956608184/R ... 57-MAG.htm

http://levergun-scoundrels.com/thread/4 ... a-92-44mag

Ah, thank you sir!
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Re: OMG! What have I found?

Postby Ranch Dog » 26 Jun 2018 05

rondog wrote:I just left a LGS, where I found this rifle. It's a Puma, in excellent shape, albeit kinda dusty. It's a .44-40, blued and CCH. It appears to be an 18"-20" carbine, but has a heavy octagonal barrel and a forearm cap, no barrel bands like a carbine. Also has a crescent buttplate, also CCH.

It's in the consignment rack, but has no price. The guy said that means it's not processed into their system and ready to sell yet, and to give it a week. You can bet I'll be calling much sooner than that!

So what is this thing? A Short Rifle? I've been trying to buy a 20" stainless Rossi 92 in .357 from this other guy, but he's terrible at communicating and I'm getting the "feeling" the deal isn't meant to be. Now I've stumbled onto this .44-40 Puma, which is a HELL of a lot more interesting to me!

Can't upload pics, says they're too large.....

Concerning the pictures, see this topic: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4719&p=57994#p57994

Nice find, I wonder why the wait?
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Re: OMG! What have I found?

Postby rondog » 26 Jun 2018 10

This shop specializes in milsurps and antiques, and has tons of inventory. It's a very small place and quite crowded. I imagine consignment stuff kinda gets a back burner, and this rifle isn't really in line with their focus.....

It's just like the one at the very top right in this pic.
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Re: OMG! What have I found?

Postby nvbirdman » 26 Jun 2018 22

I sure hope they price it right for you.
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Re: OMG! What have I found?

Postby rondog » 27 Jun 2018 00

nvbirdman wrote:I sure hope they price it right for you.

Thank you sir! I do too.

I found out today why it's not priced. Somebody inherited a bunch of guns and brought them all in to sell on consignment, but had no idea what to price them at. So the shop is going through all of them and appraising each one, so the owner/seller can have an idea what prices to put on them. I let the shop know I was interested in that one, and to please keep my info handy and let me know when it's priced.

I hate the idea of people selling guns they inherited, but it keeps them in circulation for the rest of us. At least they didn't go to a pawn shop for drug money, or to the cops to be destroyed.
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Re: OMG! What have I found?

Postby golfish » 27 Jun 2018 13

rondog wrote:This shop specializes in milsurps and antiques, and has tons of inventory. It's a very small place and quite crowded. I imagine consignment stuff kinda gets a back burner, and this rifle isn't really in line with their focus.....

It's just like the one at the very top right in this pic.

Rondog, it looks like the same R92/357 I have from Rossi, 20" oct blued barrel, Case hardened receiver, butt plate and forend cap. It's a short rifle. I got it about 3 years ago from buds, The price was $509.00, if that helps.
I hope your able to get it.

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