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Old 01-06-2013, 04:53 PM
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Rossi sight problem!!! Please help


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I was given a rossi m92 44 mag for Christmas a few weeks ago and love the way the gun shoots, but I have a problem that I really am unsure on how to address. About every 2-3 shots and occasionally ever shot, the little bar that raises or lowers the sight (cant think of the correct name right now) moves do the recoil, it's getting pretty frustrating having to slide the little bar to adjust the sight after every shot. Just wondering if anybody else has had this problem or knows how to correct it. I did notice that when I took the little adjustment bar out (to remove excess oil that I thought might be causing the issue) there were 2 little threaded holes directly below the sight, not sure what they are for and no little screws came in the box. Thanks for any help yall can give me .
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:30 AM
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First off, it sounds like your sight is just bent up a tad causing the stepped slider to be lose. Take the stepped slider out and bend the sight down a bit until when you replace the slider, it fits in a bit tighter. Problem solved.

Second, the 2 threaded holes under your rear sight are there for mounting a weaver rail for a scope should you ever decide upon a scout scope mount you're barrel is already d&t for it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:20 PM
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Actually, I don't believe a Weaver rail will fit correctly - but the Scout scope mount that DOES fit is available from Rossi/Taurus Customer Service (Florida).


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Old 06-05-2013, 01:30 AM
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I had the exact same problem, no amount of bending or tinkering resolved the issue, so for a small additional cost I had my gunsmith install a XS ghost ring sight. That has been my best investment ecer with any rifle I own!
I can hit running game every time beyond 100yrds with these sights and get repeatable 1" groups @ 100yrds with ease, vastly different from the factory sights which would print 4" high @ 100yrds no matter where the rear sight was adjusted.
I highly recommend a XS ghost sight for these rifles, works a treat!
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:20 AM
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If you can't bend the sight enough to tighten the elevator with the sight installed, you may be able to bend it enough by removing it. If you decide to remove it, put a piece of tape on the barrel and put a register mark on it so you can get it back in the right position when you re-install.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:20 PM
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I have the same problem with my 44 Mag R92. Ordered a new elevator and it does the same thing. Going to try to file the steps to keep it in position. Needs more forward angle.
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Those that I have dealt with need to have the steps on the elevator filed to a steeper angle. That is still not a very good sight. The best cure is to insert a sight blank in its place and mount some type of peep sight. Steves Guns has one that replaces the safety. My pre-safety models sport Williams Fool Proofs with XS white stripe ramped blades.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:49 PM
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bothmidway and brownells sell a replacement rear sight which will fit into the dovetail cut into the barrel. the marbles sights will give you a much better sight picture than the original buckhorn rear on the rossi. if you are satisfied with the existing sight picture, filing sharper steps into the elevator and removing the sight from the dovetail and bending it slightly down will suffice.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:34 PM
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Just picked up another R92 rifle. The sight elevator is the same. it holds OK. Must be the rear sight. Will remove and check. Will report what i find.
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