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Old April 12, 2009, 10:45 PM   #26
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I bought a Rossi 462 SS 357 snub less than 1 year ago. After a couple hundred rounds, the firing pin broke. Sent it in for their fantastic warranty repair. Cost me $68.XX overnight freight on a $269 gun. When I got it back, the firing pin broke after 24 rounds. I called and they paid the freight. It was gone another 6-8 weeks. I've fired 88 rounds in it since. My gunsmith looked at it and said the hammer nose was hitting on the bottom of the firing pin channel. He looked at it before the last breakage and it was hitting on the top of the channel. I'll do one of 2 things. I'll either trade it for a Ruger or S&W or I'll shoot the crap out of it until it breaks again. When it breaks again, I'll ask for a brand new gun. This is pretty ridiculous. This was to be my truck gun. Can you imagine needing it, reaching for it, pointing and pulling the trigger and it just goes click? This has been an extremely frustrating experience for me.
So you have a $337 Rossi and wasted about $50-80 worth of ammo to prove that.

Congratulations you now have a $400+ Rossi. Do what I did take your loses now, and get a Ruger.

My new replacement Rossi 462 .357magnum is a back up, of a back up, of a back up with light .38s.
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Old April 13, 2009, 05:28 PM   #27
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Those firing pins are pinned in and are supposed to be able to move up and down to follow the channel into the firing pin hole. If the pin is improperly made, the hammer is improperly made, or the channel is not cut right, the pin can strike the top or bottom of the channel and break.

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Old April 13, 2009, 06:50 PM   #28
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Evidently, that is exactly what is happening. My gunsmith is a 3rd generation gunsmith and started learning from his granddad as a boy. He opened up the top of the channel a wee bit for the previous pin, but it broke anyway. For safety's sake, he isn't comfortable enlarging the channel further. So I reckon it will stay in the box until I find something I want to trade for. He said it might fire 1,000 rounds before breaking again. For many people, that would be acceptable, but I do fire my guns. I have no confidence in it, and the cost of ammo these days prohibits me from shooting it enough to rebuild that confidence. It's a shame too. I'm beginning to wonder if guns with a lifetime warranty have it because they will need it!
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Old April 13, 2009, 07:02 PM   #29
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That post was so darn funny, I honestly laughed that hard I nearly fell out of my chair, I'm not kidding..... made my day, ya silly bugga
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Old April 13, 2013, 11:06 PM   #30
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firing pin

How Mich does an extra firing pin for a Rossi 357 costs? And do u need specail tools to replace it or do u have to send it in to have it replaced
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Old April 13, 2013, 11:25 PM   #31
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please don't bump a 4 year old thread bashing rossi to ask how much it cost to obtain and how to replace a firing pin.

Go here, make a new thread and ask your question there.
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Old April 13, 2013, 11:32 PM   #32
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Charles1911, Please start a new thread clearly spelled out in plain english to address your concerns...

This old thread won't get you much...

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