44-40 Willy wrote:If it's a Braztech, you can date it on the Rossi website. But Braztech seems to act like the earlier Rossis don't exist. It also threw a hissy fit with the serial number on my Navy Arms built by Rossi.
I am of the impression from anecdotal sources that most of the QC problems happened on Braztechs watch.
I have 3 Rossi 92s from the Amadeo era that except for a little superficial cleaning and polishing were pretty good guns out of the box.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I can only go by what I read about the Braztech 92s on this and other forums because I don't own one of the "R" models. My guns are all "M" models (Amadeo made).
The only Braztech I own is a Rio Grande 30-30 which arrived with copious amounts of a mixture of cosmoline/dirt/rust/metal shaving in the receiver, mag tube and elsewhere and a coupla metal burrs inside the receiver housing but cleaned and polished up to be the smoothest, most accurate levergun I own.......2 hours work that paid big dividends and I ended up with a superb rifle.
Can't blame Braztech for not wanting to fix problems it did not make but changing the board of directors does not absolve a corporate entity of warranty obligations in most jurisdictions.
I'm sure Braztech didn't say to the Bank of Brazil, "We've changed the company name and there are new faces in the board room so we're not going to pay the outstanding balance on the factory mortgage, that's somebody else's problem".
That would have flew in court like a diesel engine block in a down draft.
It would be nice if we could shake our contractual and financial obligations just by changing our names. The courts would be swamped with name change applications.
I asked Braztech about one of my Amadeo 92s a while back and they said it wasn't in their records.
I'm sure the old Amadeo records are archived somewhere.