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Old March 19, 2016, 08:19 AM   #1
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rossi 5 shot revolver

Help I have a gold Rossi 38 special SN 179254 with either Q 425 or O 425 on the wheel arm can anyone tell me the model and if I can shoot +P shells please
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Old March 21, 2016, 01:40 AM   #2
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I don't claim to be an expert on these guns, but unless it's one of the newer Rossis made by Taurus (it will say so on the gun), I would shy away from +P loads. Taurus won't work on the older guns and parts may be hard to come by. If you want to carry +P, that's one thing, but I would not advise shooting them on a regular basis in the models Taurus didn't make.
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Old March 21, 2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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I do believe it is an older model thank you
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Old March 21, 2016, 07:05 PM   #4
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I've seen quite a few old Rossi snubs that were loose. I have +Ps in mine for self defense but I don't shoot them for practice in it. Pretty good little gun so far.
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Old March 22, 2016, 01:19 AM   #5
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You don't need +p ammunition.
Regular .38 specials work just fine without damaging your gun.
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Old March 22, 2016, 12:26 PM   #6
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None of the older Rossis in .38 special were rated for +P. I had a 6 shot model 951, and a 5 shot, model 68 I bought in the 80's.

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Old March 22, 2016, 04:28 PM   #7
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You don't need +p ammunition
NOPE, you don't. I'll stick to my standard pressure Federal Hydra Shocks.
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