View Full Version : How to best clean a Rossi '92?

Armando B
October 17, 2002, 02:20 PM
How do I best clean my Rossi '92?

Do I use a bore snake? Do I just do the barrel?

What about the magazine?

I bought it from a pard so I don't have a manual for it...where can I get one?


October 17, 2002, 02:22 PM
Are you shooting smokeless or black powder/Pyrodex loads?

Armando B
October 17, 2002, 02:34 PM
Just old smokeless. :)

Since I don't have the manual, I don't want to be remiss in cleaning some do-dad or other that is important.

Bill Mitchell
October 17, 2002, 02:39 PM
I would just use a boresnake and clean the inside of the receiver as best you can without taking the gun apart.

'92s are a real bear to tear down and reassemble if you're not practiced at it.

Brian D.
October 17, 2002, 04:21 PM
If you have the '92 out on a wet day, you'll probably want to at least spray some gunk-out type gun cleaner thru the mag tube, enough to de-moisturize it anyhow. IIRC, it's not all that hard to get the cap off the front of the tube, consult an exploded drawing or your friendly neighborhood veteran Cowboy Action Shooter for details!

Nanaimo Barr
October 17, 2002, 05:05 PM
brake Cleaner/Gun Scrub does a good job on ours. that and a bore snake, the butt stock is easy enough to to do, the forestock has always been a pain. be sure to use a good lube when your done (tetra grease works well), for a manual try contacting Tarus (they bought Rossi)

Bill Mitchell
October 17, 2002, 06:52 PM
Here's a website on how to:

Disassemble a Rossi '92 (http://www.sixgunner.com/comments/rossi_field_stripping.htm)

CZ Gunner
October 17, 2002, 09:26 PM

Great link ... I've been looking for one like that too. Thanks!

:) :D :cool:

Nanaimo Barr
October 17, 2002, 09:29 PM
Mucho thanks Bill!! that will make life better!

dick w. holliday
November 1, 2002, 08:37 AM
this post was very timely because mine had started to not eject very well so i used the instructions to take it apart.....i think i've had it apart before and seems like i recall taking the slide out but i had never taken the lower tang out before....that lower tang is a pain the wazoo to put back in....one of those jobs where you need all your finger and toes........anyway i took out the slide and took out the extractor and bent the extractor a little bit and now it works better.........Could i have taken out the slide without taking out the lower tang??????? i think i'm calling it the slide in error but i think you know what i'm talking about....thanks....Dick