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Old 12-23-2010, 07:54 AM
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I have Rossi's in both .45 LC & .357 Mag . Love both . :-)

Both are economical to shoot with my reloads & home cast bullets . :-)

I already have a Marlin in .44 Mag , so no need for a Rossi in that caliber .

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I have a Ruger lever action model 96/44 in .44 Mag.

Kinda reminds me in appearance of a Win. Model 88 in .308 Win. that I used to own.

A little Bushnell Trophy 1 3/4-5x33mm scope on top.

Nice gun.

Nuthin & I mean absolutely nuthin breaks on a Ruger......that you can be sure of.

Hope I can say the same for my Rossi Puma in a years time.

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Old 12-23-2010, 09:55 AM
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I have a Ruger lever action model 96/44 in .44 Mag.

Kinda reminds me in appearance of a Win. Model 88 in .308 Win. that I used to own.

A little Bushnell Trophy 1 3/4-5x33mm scope on top.

Nice gun.

Nuthin & I mean absolutely nuthin breaks on a Ruger......that you can be sure of.

Hope I can say the same for my Rossi Puma in a years time.
That's true, I wish Riger would come out with a mid/late era 1800s lever action, imagine how hot you could load that!
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:49 AM
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That's true, I wish Riger would come out with a mid/late era 1800s lever action, imagine how hot you could load that!
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I'd even go for a Ruger 96/.454/.460/ or .500 S&W.
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:52 AM
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Gee the Quality must have went to **** since I bought my Puma 454- hundreds of rounds throught it and not one problem what so ever!!! Maybe that was a "Friday gun"!!
Legacy switched to a new Italian supplier..... Chiappa.

The reason for the switch was never published but I presume that there was one.

Seems that the problems have been myriad with the new Chiappa Pumas.

Perhaps yours was one of the old Brazilian Amadeo Rossi models.

I own several Rossi guns and have yet to have a problem with a single one of them.

Rossis are not fancy, but they're strong, well built with good materials and workmanship.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:50 AM
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From what I have been able to find out the Chiappas are pricy too!
They do make a replica of the 1886, I wonder how well they work? I wish some one would start making a repoduction of the Winchester 71, maybe get the bullet makers interested again in the 348 and drive the price down.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:22 AM
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Not all the chiappa guns come with hi vizz sights mostly its the rossi guns with them and i have not seen one of the italian imports with a safety on them, as for my rossi guns they no longer have the bolt safety they have all been removed and plugged.
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From what I have been able to find out the Chiappas are pricy too!
They do make a replica of the 1886, I wonder how well they work? I wish some one would start making a repoduction of the Winchester 71, maybe get the bullet makers interested again in the 348 and drive the price down.
Terry
I'd like to see Ruger making some of these legacy firearm knockoffs in the more robust calibers like the .454, .460, .475, up to the .500 S&W.

Something that would last past the first box of ammo.

Wouldn't mind paying a little extra for a quality gun that wouldn't let me down when I was facing a charging bear.

Bad reviews are one thing. Posthumous bad reviews quite another.
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Talking Rossi or Chiappa.......it's not a trick question

Guess we're not going to get comparative reviews of the Chiappa Puma vs. the Amadeo Rossi Puma in .454 Casull so the only way is to buy one & try it (pot luck as it were).

Mine is a Rossi.

It wasn't hard to tell ........I just looked at the writing on the barrel and on the tang behind the hammer.........they made it Sesame Street Simple to tell the difference between the two manufacturers cause Amadeo Rossi isn't spelled the same as Chiappa.

If my Puma shoots the way it looks and comes back from the range in a gun case rather than as a bunch of broken parts rattling in a garbage bag it'll be a keeper.

Fingers crossed til range day.

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Guess we're not going to get comparative reviews of the Chiappa Puma vs. the Amadeo Rossi Puma in .454 Casull so the only way is to buy one & try it (pot luck as it were).

Mine is a Rossi.

It wasn't hard to tell ........I just looked at the writing on the barrel and on the tang behind the hammer.........they made it Sesame Street Simple to tell the difference between the two manufacturers cause Amadeo Rossi isn't spelled the same as Chiappa.

If my Puma shoots the way it looks and comes back from the range in a gun case rather than as a bunch of broken parts rattling in a garbage bag it'll be a keeper.

Fingers crossed til range day.
IF I can find it again I will post a link to an article I read about the ROSSI in 454, the author loved it, can't remember how many rounds he ran through it but he thought it was a strong gun, never did get loose, and shot great, I don't think you have anything to worry about with your rossi, I need to get out and shoot my 44 rossi, I was going to get the 454 but when they told me how much it cost I asked if they had a 44 in stock, that's what I brought home
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Legacy switched to a new Italian supplier..... Chiappa.

The reason for the switch was never published but I presume that there was one.
Simple. Rossi was bought by Taurus a couple of years back and doesn't let LSI import them anymore. LSI went to Chiappa to get their '92 models and they now have some fine looking, extremely high priced rifles ($800-$900 vs the older LSI Rossis at $400) that suffer from some internal design issues.
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Simple. Rossi was bought by Taurus a couple of years back and doesn't let LSI import them anymore. LSI went to Chiappa to get their '92 models and they now have some fine looking, extremely high priced rifles ($800-$900 vs the older LSI Rossis at $400) that suffer from some internal design issues.
That explanation makes much more sense because I was afraid that LSI had dropped the Amadeo Rossi manufactured 92s because of too many problems, customer complaints and inferior quality.

The inferior quality rationale didn't jive with my experience because the other Amadeo Rossi products I own while plain Jane with no frills are high quality and have been nothing but dependable over many years.

The Amadeo Rossi name was 90% of the reason I bought my Rossi Puma.

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IF I can find it again I will post a link to an article I read about the ROSSI in 454, the author loved it, can't remember how many rounds he ran through it but he thought it was a strong gun, never did get loose, and shot great, I don't think you have anything to worry about with your rossi, I need to get out and shoot my 44 rossi, I was going to get the 454 but when they told me how much it cost I asked if they had a 44 in stock, that's what I brought home
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I already had a Ruger model 96/44 that needless to say is indestructible and goes with my S&W model 29 in .44 Mag.

I wanted a .454 running mate for my Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casull and since Ruger doesn't make a rifle in .454 I went for the Rossi when I saw it advertised because my Rossis have always been dependable and problem free.

Ruger & Rossi are kinda on the same page......cheap, no frills, well designed, solidly built and dependable.

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That explanation makes much more sense because I was afraid that LSI had dropped the Amadeo Rossi manufactured 92s because of too many problems, customer complaints and inferior quality.

The inferior quality rationale didn't jive with my experience because the other Amadeo Rossi products I own while plain Jane with no frills are high quality and have been nothing but dependable over many years.

The Amadeo Rossi name was 90% of the reason I bought my Rossi Puma.
So far , I am quite happy with the 2 Rossi lever guns I have .

One is a LSI Puma and the other Braxiltech (sp) .

I have no idea why LSI is no longer importing the Rossi ?

No way I would pay the price for the Italian rifles LSI is now importing .

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Old 01-06-2011, 10:54 AM
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So far , I am quite happy with the 2 Rossi lever guns I have .

One is a LSI Puma and the other Braxiltech (sp) .

I have no idea why LSI is no longer importing the Rossi ?

No way I would pay the price for the Italian rifles LSI is now importing .

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Between $800 - $900 for a Chiappa Puma at LSI.

No more .454s or .480s.

You can get an 1886 Puma in .45-70 (hold onto your seat) for a paltry $1399 !

I think a lot of these newfangled Pumas will become antiques on the racks at LSI unless prices get back down to earth.
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