Question for you Rossi M92 Owners!
I'm looking hard at purchasing a new, stainless steel, Rossi lever gun in 44 magnum, for no other reason than to give me another platform to fire .44 mags out of, and to compliment my S&W 629. Two quick questions; Any concerns with the stainless finish on these carbines?, and can I fire .44 special rounds out of it?....Not sure if the shorter overall length of the .44 special round will/may present cycling issues in these lever action carbines. Thanks for any input!!
any lever gun is ammo picky just like .357 yes you can shoot the .44 special out of her but you will have to find the right bullet that will work for your gun same as caliber mag or special. some rossi 92 in .357 have trouble with .38 special and same with .44 with steves DVD though most the badd can be worked out though.
I have the Rossi 92 ss in .357. I been having it for a year now and don't see any proplems with it being in stainless steel. So far all the 38 specials loads shoot without any cycling problems. 158gr flat nose ok, 158gr swc ok. I am very happy with it. I also have a blue 45colt rossi that i feed 200gn fp and 250gr fp with no issues. I wish i had my 2 single actions in 45 colt instead of 357 mag. I do lile the bigger cals. good luck with your 44mag. I hope you reload.
Shooting the shorter cartridges in the longer chamber (38spl in a 357 or 44spl in a 44mag) will eventually flame cut and erode a ring in the chamber walls. You will get a ring in the chamber.
If you shoot enough of the shorter cartridges and then try to use the longer (without cleaning) you may find chambering and extraction to be difficult. This is due to lead and carbon build up in front of the shorter case mouth.
Cleaning will restore the chamber's functionality but the eroded ring will always be there. It's just a matter of time, or more correctly, a matter of how many cartridges you shoot.
The solution - use the long case, even for your lighter loads.
Stainless is NOT a finish. It's either stainless steel or it's not. Stainless wont rub or scratch off but you sure can scratch it. For all around use I prefer stainless.