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Action job results on my Rossi 1892

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I bought the "Lee" spring kit for the 1892 Rossi Winchester Clone. This rifle has the brass frame and a SS octagon barrel.

 

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First thing I did was measure the effort it took to open the action and the trigger pull.

 

Using a Lyman digital trigger pull gauge, I attempted to measure the force required to open the lever fully. The gauge's max limit is 12 pounds and this lever friction exceeded this! The trigger pull was 6.2 oz.

 

After the action work, the action opened to full with 3.6 pounds of pull and the trigger is now a nice crisp 3pounds, 2 oz.

 

The springs that are replaced are the hammer spring, the trigger spring, the lever lock spring and the ejection spring.

 

I'll post a full review with pictures at some point.

 

Every single edge within the receiver on this rifle were knife sharp. Using a set of India stones, a small file and 400 grit wet/dry sand paper on a piece of perfectly flat granite, I rolled all edges and any area that showed signs of rubbing.

 

I decided to do a bit of jewelling on areas that were exposed. Jewelling not only looks neat, it holds oil a bit better than polished steel.

 

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The rifle is now slick as snot! It's amazing how rough this action was before. Taking your rifle apart, installing a spring kit and doing a bit of smoothing of all surfaces is highly recommended.

 

More pictures here:

http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/things-that-go-bang/rossi-1892-brasssta/

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good to hear...I bought several Rossi 92 and sold all of them except for a stainless Hartford 92 in .45 Colt. I love 92 Winchesters and the clones but sadly they are not as fast as my stock Uberti 73. Yours came out very nice with the Jeweling...

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I shoot three different Rossi 92 for different shoots.

I did all the work my self ( NO jeweling ) but slicking and they are great .

I own three and still have less money in them than a 73.

I am a .30sec stage or so guy so I cant out run the 92s .

You did nice Jeweling work I might have to try that some time !

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I have a pretty rough Rossi I got back in 95. Really reticent to try to take the sucker apart and work on it. Am thinking the taking apart portion is the easy one. The bact together and having it works could be a challenge. Judging by the jeweling, you appear to have a lot more talent than I. I was never able to get my jeweling to be nice and even. When I was in school 20 years before I got the Rossi, worked in a machine shop and did a little jeweling on a winchester bolt. Do have a NKJ that is really slick.

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The most difficult part of the project is the reassembly involving the ejector. A good trick is to make up a dummy cartridge without a primer and powder and use this cartridge under the extractor to hold the ejector in place while reassembling. Then it's easy peezy!

 

Taking a model 1892 apart is a breeze. Very few parts and nothing to go "spring" and shoot parts across the room.............

 

I agree about an 1873 being faster. I have a Uberti 1873 that I'm waiting until I have 500 rounds through it to tear into it and smooth it up even better than it currently is. This Uberti came out of the box with a VERY smooth action.

 

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I shoot three different Rossi 92 for different shoots.

I did all the work my self ( NO jeweling ) but slicking and they are great .

I own three and still have less money in them than a 73.

I am a .30sec stage or so guy so I cant out run the 92s .

You did nice Jeweling work I might have to try that some time !

 

 

.3 sec....WOW!! :P

 

 

the '92 is still very much a contender out there. For the fastest of the fast they may be a wee bit 'slow', but for me it works fine (though the '94 Marlin is my #1)

 

 

Good work with the jeweling!

 

GG ~ :FlagAm:

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I did the same to my 92 but in reverse order. I used Nate Kiowa Jones' DVD for guidance, disassembled & smoothed everything with a stone, then reassembled. It was better but still not all that great, so I ordered a Lee spring kit & put that in. The springs make a HUGE difference.

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