The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 16, 2011, 08:06 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: December 23, 2009
Posts: 1,354
A questions and an observation

Hey guys, two things here.

First, I just bought a A Rossi 92 carbine. It's in blued steel and is in flawless condition. The price was $299. I think I got a pretty good deal but I thought I'd check.

The second thing might interest you guys. I am in the middle of watching the series, Centennial based on James Micheners book. Its really good so far with plenty of mountain man stuff and black powder weapons. What caught my eye is in one scene a mountain man is bragging about his newfangled weapon. He pulls from his belt a Patterson. I just thought that was really cool
shafter is offline  
Old November 16, 2011, 08:16 PM   #2
Andy Griffith
Senior Member
Join Date: May 14, 2009
Location: Macon Co. NC
Posts: 591
That was a good deal.

The Rossi 92 is a fairly indestructible rifle if treated with just a little respect. With minimal care, it will last two lifetimes- much longer if treated better.
Barney Fife: "Nip it, nip it, nip it!"
Andy Griffith:"Oh now Barn'...."
Andy Griffith is offline  
Old November 16, 2011, 08:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: September 3, 2011
Location: Poteet, Texas
Posts: 959
Sounds like a good price to me.
The Paterson was rare then. It would have been a prize to own.
Shotgun693 is offline  
Old November 17, 2011, 07:09 PM   #4
Rawg the Huug
Join Date: November 12, 2011
Location: Alabama
Posts: 20
Hell, a Pat's a rare & prized thing now! Can't wait til February; DGW will apparently be carrying them again, though I expect the timeline to be optimistic.

Speaking of TV shows (haven't heard of Centennial & assume it is TV), has anyone seen Hell On Wheels? I missed the 1st episode & have DVRed the 2nd, but will wait to catch the 1st...

Sorry to hijack a thread. Isn't the '92 the rifle most often used in the majority of older western flicks? Seems to me that was the big looped rifle, crap, what was it...the one with Dean Martin & Walter Brennan & Ricky Nelson? Favorite Duke film & I can't remember the name...

I've owned a Rossi '92. Fine weapon. You paid an excellent price.
I carry a black powder revolver; you may sneer at my choice, but it sure beats relying on The James Brown Car Alarm.
Rawg the Huug is offline  
Old November 17, 2011, 09:52 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: November 18, 2010
Location: Orygun
Posts: 720
I've owned 3 still have two. They were the original "gamer gun" in the Short Rifle configuration that had an octogon barrel and curved butt plate. Mine are the carbines. If you glue a piece of suede leather to the butt plate it will stay on the shoulder as you rack it. I like mine. They are a whole lot cheaper than the tricked out Winchester '66s & '73s that run $1000+. Mine are in 357mag and do what I need them to do in Cowboy Action Matches.
With over 15 perCUSSIN' revolvers, I've been called the Imelda Marcos of cap & ball.
SASS#3302 (Life), SASS Regulator, NRA (Life), DGB#129
Wolverton Mtn. Peacekeepers (WA), former Orygun Cowboy (Ranger, Posse from Hell)
Hellgate is offline  
Old November 18, 2011, 10:13 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: February 25, 2009
Posts: 643
The 92s can be sent to Steve's Gunz AKA Nate Kiowa Jones and he can make a gamer gun out of them. Out of the box they are either perfect or horrible. Doesn't seem to be any in between.
Noz is offline  
Old November 18, 2011, 12:26 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 14,259
If you have one with a rough action you can fill the action with white lithium grease and work it for a couple of hours. You wont believe how smooth it will get. It wont be as smooth as one of Steve's but you can hold it out in front of you with one hand and work loaded rounds through it with one finger as fast as you want to.
Hawg is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08647 seconds with 7 queries