Rossi Rifle Review
I sure like this pump action .22. The Rossi Rifle is reliable, accurate, and lightning fast! John Browning hit a home run with this action. If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing this rifle, join me for an educational look and then go pick one up! In my opinion you won’t be disappointed. Then come have a look at more of my collection by clicking on the link for Patreon, or checking me out on Instagram. Your support is always appreciated.
I have the octagon barrel rossi and sent it to Mike McClelland at M&M gunsmithing for some ftf and fte problems . Cant wait to get it back
I always enjoy your videos to very informative I do have one question what does u s o g stand for and what area do you live
I’ve been lucky enough in the last month to pick up both a nice Model 62A and just today, a Model 59 in .22 Magnum. The Mod 59 appears almost new and was apparently unfired. Until today that is. By me. What a treat.
Um dos melhores rifles, pensa que ñ é fabricado mais no BRASIL uma pena
great video on a super rifle, i bought mine 5 years ago for 350 dollars, which at i thought was high at that time , but now they are much higher,good shooter,fairly accurate and has slam fire capabilities ,thanks
I had one for years and loved it, but sold it. It had a habit of not closing completely and fortunately it never fired out of battery but I was afraid it might, and it slowed me down because I’d have to stop and bump it closed.. Anyway fun but I decided to move on.
I have an m59 in 22 magnum and .22. The sights are terrible on both guns. Even after completely removing the height adjuster on the rear sights to get the rear sight as low as possible they both still shoot too high.
This Rossi is the only gun I own. It was my christmas gift around 1980.
When I was going through my teen years I was knucklehead so my dad took the gun and hid it in two places. I guess fortunately he hid one half so well he couldn’t remember where it was for over twenty five years!
It’s in fantastic shape and was not used much. My fondest memories were shooting in Santa Paula or the Mojave desert. I loved holding the trigger and pumping as fast as I could to fire every round, so fun Haha. I’m so stoked to find out the this is a quality gun and look forward to shooting it soon.
Thanks for the review!
I pulled my previous comment. I have the newer pump, the "Gallery Gun" in polymer. It appears you have an earlier model.
I had a nice Winchester pump 22 gallery gun with an octagonal barrel and I sold it to a gun collector store for $150.00 Talk about stupid?
Can high velocity ammo, such as CCI stingers run in this rifle without damage to the rifle?
I’m considering buying a used one.
Um dos melhores, very good
Rossi actually imported all the machinery from Winchester to Brazil, after the american company ceased production of this rifle in the US. It got quite the afterlife over here in Brazil and was really popular.
The Rossi looks to be a copy of the Winchester 1909, 62 or 62A, not the 1890. The lack of a curved butt plate and a longer, octagonal barrel making the difference. The wood metal fit, especially at the tang, didn’t look equal to the Winchesters.
All you garbage collectors make sure to check out Rossi and Taurus who have 1,000s of defective, unrepaired, unreplaced firearms in their possession [ 6 are mine] and literally will not answer their phones 24/7.
That is one rifle I wanted so bad as a kid but never could get one now I want one agin. I saw one for sale at a good price but the wood stock was one of the latter ones of not very good looking wood it seems the earlier ones had much better wood just my opinion.
Another informative video USOG, I also have a gallery gun covered in nickel plate including the barrel and magazine tube. It shoots short. Long and LR. I have never seen one like this in gun shows, what do you think of this, have you seen one like this. Thanks again
Cant think of another utube channel where one can improves one knowledge base so conveniently. In this world of auto loaders extremely glad to know someone still believes in the firearms of the 20th century
I have one too, I used it for small game hunt whit, this is not very accurate , but a lot fun to shoot. They call here in Brasil, Rossi Gallery, ofered only in 22 L.R ( I think that for the US market they made a 22 WMR version, but I am not sure) whit two options of barrel 16 and 23 inches ( 10 and 14 rounds respectively) , inox or matt black , unfortunately they are out of line today.
What do you think of the polymer stock version? Not as attractive but probably more practical.
Some years back Israeli Military Industries made a pump in .357 mag 44 mag that was quite similar to that.Very rare now.
The first rifle I ever bought.
I wish they ( all makers ) would still offer models that will shoot all three style of ammunition.
This one’s nice!
Man, whatta swell video. Learned a thing or two to boot. Always been fascinated by the Martini/Peabody action, nice samples you have. The Rossi pump is a classic as well as a clone. I got my Rossi 62 SAC in 1982. Mine is the carbine version with 16.5" barrel. I love the crisp 2 lb trigger pull, slick action and that it has no disconnector! Mine will digest shorts and LR interchangeably, just gobbles up rounds and spits out empties. It holds fifteen shorts or eleven LR rounds. Mine is very accurate and though not really scope-able, can be fitted with a tang peep sight for improved accuracy. It has an eleven inch sight radius and the old half-cock safety. NOT really a beginners gun as once cocked is tricky lowering the hammer on a loaded chamber.
Gotta say that I’d never sell my Rossi carbine. Paid $120 for it at Karnival Sports in Brooklyn and took it home on the subway to my Bay Ridge digs. Still my favorite rimfire in my brace of .22 long guns, fuhgeddaboudit.
Regarding the strength of some of the early rifles chambered in the 22 rimfire think of, Winchester Hi Wall, Stevens 44 1/2, Remington no.1 rolling block ect. Those actions are really massive and much stronger than needed. Yet to find one today in great condition you might pay the price of a new car for one of them.
Someone knows if that rifle is 22 magnum and if it can also be used with 22 normal
I have dear ole Uncle Ed’s model Winchester 62A which that Rossi was copied from
I have an orignal winchester 1890 witch is similar to this rifle. Both fantastic.
May I ask what the guns is behind your head to left with the scope and bolt action? I think it has a cheek riser too. Looks nice.
But thanks for the video also and Review.
I saw my 22 Martini,on your table! Nearly went and checked my safe !
Of all the rifles I own, it’s my favourite, I think!
CCI makes both long and short rimfire ammo
Thanks again for the memories. Pump action .22s are among the earliest rimfire rifles I can recall. Those are fond memories.
LOL, I remember shooting a real Winchester 1890 at our little county Fair when I was a teenager. That was in the late 70’s. Real guns with real bullets and a guy behind the counter who’s job was to reload after each competition. The target was a nickel-sized dot that you tried to hit with your five 22 shorts, the distance to the target was about 6′. Aim small, miss small really meant something at the fair in those days. I can’t imagine anyone allowing that event to take place these days.
Ahh, those days were the golden age…
The Winchester 1890 and its derivatives were made from 1890 to 1958. From my readings Winchester intended to also introduce a lever action version of the firearm, but never did due to how popular the pump models proved to be. Fortunately, for those that really desire to experience the planned lever version Taurus did make the planned lever action variant.
I don’t know if you have been able to read the story of my father’s favorite gun (a Winchester Model 62a) I posted in your Superb Pump Action .22 Rifles video. So, I’ll just post it below.
My father first learned how to shoot on a Winchester pump .22. When he was a kid he would go to an amusement park called Riverview located in Chicago. There they had the traditional shooting gallery and that is where he began to learn how to shoot. Also, when he would go on family vacations to the Athens, Georgia area (a family friend lived near there) my father would borrow a Winchester pump .22 with the external hammer from a buddy. So, my father would go shooting with other kids down there and they would shoot things like wasps, tin cans, etc. Unfortunately my father didn’t buy a pump .22, Winchester or otherwise, at the time. But from then to almost the present day he wanted a Winchester pump .22 with the external hammer in .22 LR.
My father would keep an eye out for the classic Winchester pump, but the ones he encountered where chambered in .22 Long. An interesting chambering, but not trivial to get ammo for and not what he wanted. It was only within the past year or two that his search for such a gun would come to an end. My father entered his local gun shop at the same moment an older gentleman was putting a Winchester Model 62a on consignment (he just wanted reduce the size of his collection). So, my father bought the gun right then and there and it didn’t even make it to the display shelf. The gun was in the store for only as long as it took for the necessary legal stuff to be dealt with.
I have had the opportunity to inspect and to shoot that rifle. The action is smooth, she shoots lights out, and has been extremely well cared for with internals looking like they came off the Winchester floor yesterday. That Winchester Model 62a is without a doubt my father’s favorite gun.
Anyhow, thank you for a great video.
Excellent video as usual, thank-you. I look forward to your videos on the single shot rifles on the table.
I may be wrong,but I think they started putting a cheap plastic safety on these rifles.That would be the newer ones of course. I love all the old simple actions.Some complex on paper,but seem so simple once put in production.
Years ago I purchased the Rossi model 59 (.22 mag) and always wanted a model 62 as well. After a lot of years passed, I finally found a nice 62 and snapped it up. It’s kinda nice having a matching set of these fine little shooters! Now I’d like to find another 62, but the "trapper" model with the 16 inch barrel. That would complete my set. John Browning was the master at his craft!👍
It’s great to see someone with actual fire arms history and design knowledge do a review. I really enjoyed it. The Rossi is a fine copy of an excellent John Browning design.
I bought my Rossi .22 pump from Fetlas in Valparaiso Indiana in 1980, brand new. I was with a close friend when I got it. I kept it oiled, the blueing was beautuful on that gun. I had to move to Gary Indiana in a 84% black neighborhood. I did not own a gun safe at that time. Do I have to tell you where this story is going?
Great video as usual. I have a scoped Remington Model 511P made in 1938 which I have restored. It is a real tack driver with CCI Stingers. I am thinking about selling it and buying a Henry Pump in WMR. What are your thoughts about the Henry? I also have a Ruger 10-22.
Beautiful, elegant, brilliant design… timeless. Another in a long line of John Moses Browning’s achievements. I loved your comment regarding a "higher intelligence"… spot on.
Thank you for the review, Mike. Excellent as always.
Being a graduate from Grand Dads’ School of point and shoot and hit or die … Scopes are useful but not a requisite …sights make no difference … point with the barrel as You would a finger … a good rifle is a good rifle , just as a good shooter is what he does . I love these videos . I had a Winchester pump as a lad , that would run any .22 bullet ever made
Back in the early 80’s these gally 22’s rifle’s were the hottest collector rifle going..big $ spent on them, the days of finding one for 75$ were long gone.
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I have an identical rossi to that! Except mine is nickel finished and I just recently acquired a 22 magnum pump rossi with an octagon barrel, beautiful little guns!
I have a Model 1906 that was made in 1911. It came out of a ranch here in New Mexico. Apparently it spent about 80 years in a barn. There are stick repairs made with old roofing nails and screws in the wrist. The finish is basically brown rust. The bore is indeed a proverbial sewer pipe.
I rescued it at my local dealer who was planning to sent it to Numrich to be scrapped for parts.
Guess what? It shoots fine. In fact it is one of my favorite .22s.
I paid ten bucks for it in 2011. I wouldn’t sell it for $500.
Rossi is making a Gallery gun and a lever action 22 again. I just picked up the lever action and the Gallery is on back order. It takes a little bit of searching on Rossi’s website but you can find them.
Rossi 22 LR are very popular in Brazil and Argentina