'92 Puma serial numbers, mfg date?

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'92 Puma serial numbers, mfg date?

Postby jstein650 » 26 Jun 2013 22

Hello,
New here. Was directed here by a fellow on The High Road forum. It's not matter of life or death, but does anyone know if a serial number record exists for the Puma rifles? I've just been curious as to the date of manufacture on my .44
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Re: '92 Puma serial numbers, mfg date?

Postby akuser47 » 26 Jun 2013 23

Fropm what most of us have gathered here about this very topic no there is little info to date these rifles. Beens yours is a puma it should be able to be aproximated at least by years of import under puma.Though I do not have these dates but someone should here. welcome aboard as well +corn
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Re: '92 Puma serial numbers, mfg date?

Postby 44-40 Willy » 27 Jun 2013 00

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.
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Re: '92 Puma serial numbers, mfg date?

Postby pricedo » 27 Jun 2013 06

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.
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