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Friends:

Is there any way to "slick up" or loosen up a really tight Rossi 92 rifle
short of taking the action apart or taking it to a gunsmith and paying
a hundred dollars or more for a smooth action job? I have heard
that repeatedly cocking the lever will work, but that it takes a long
long time to smooth it out. Others have said that using synthetic
oil will work.

Thanks in advance for all replies,
Timberwolf
 

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There sure is.

If you haven't done it already, check out Steve's Gunz and talk to him about his Rossi 92 Action Job DVD. You also want to buy his ejector spring, metal mag follower, and safety plug (replaces that stupid safety on the rear of the bolt).

He's known in the SASS circles as 'Nate Kiowa Jones' and the 'Rossi Specialist' and he really knows his stuff! The video is simple to follow and it shows you step by step what to do, how to do it, and just as important, why to do it.

I found his directions really simple to follow and if you have any issues he'll gladly talk you through them (I didn't need any help but have talked to him about the results).

You won't believe how much better your Rossi will perform. He discusses your Rossi, tells you how to disassemble it and takes you through the following modifications which make your Rossi a joy to shoot:

* lightening the loading gate spring
* lightening the trigger spring
* lightening the hammer spring
* lightening the extractor
* smoothing the bolt
* installing his improved ejector spring
* correcting the magazine spring length
* replacing the plastic follower with his metal one
* removing the mag plug

And he shows you tricks for reassembling it too.

I'm not a believer in 'how to' videos and truthfully have never bought one before but I highly recommend his as it's a gold mine.

Both my Rossi's actions are now very smooth, they cycle regular length .38 Spl., my long loaded custom .38s, and .357 mags without so much as a hick up. The triggers are smooth and light, and their not hard on your thumb loading them.

In total, it cost me $82.40 for the above listed items and shipping to Denver. Worth it's weight in gold!!!
 

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got me another one to do steve i have a 20 inch 44mag octagonal barrel one that came with no safety and new in the box got it for 400 i think it's a steal.
 

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I just mailed a check to Steves Guns to get one of his drop in peep sight replacements of that chicken-stuff safety. CANT WAIT to take delivery...
 

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I love my 2 Steve's Gunz DVD slicked up Rossi 357s. Both my 24" oct bbl rifle and 20" bbl carbine are slick as snot. I've replaced the sights on both of them with Marbles sights and they are just a ton of fun to shoot long range.
 
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