"Stay away from the Winnie '92 & '94 copies as well. I speak from personal experience."
Barnowl, what's the problem with the Model 92 repros? I think I've read that the Brazilian-made "Rossi's" are crapulous, but the Italian-made ones (Chiappa) are pretty nice.
I was thinking of a 92, because the strong action allows the use of the jazzed-up .45 LC cartridges from Buffalo Bore for hunting purposes....
"Powder, patch, ball!"