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new model 92 questions

Postby twoshotc » 12 Nov 2013 22

I just got my model 92 in .357. I cleaned it up as suggested here and shot a few rounds in 38 and 357. the 38s loaded smoothly but the 357s also worked. I was relieved that it would chamber my reloads in 158 gr. 357mag. About everything I have read here seemed to be true with the new rifle. I got my finger bleeding trying to get the bullets into the mag. The brass shot over my head with I chambered a new round. Nothing unexpected since I had read most of the post on this forum.
I will start the process of improving the 92 as suggested here. I would like to start by cutting down the length of the magazine spring. I could only get about seven rounds in the magazine before it became difficult. It is a twenty inch barrel. What are your suggestions as to how much to cut off the spring?
I will continue to get advice here and look forward to getting the Rossi model 92 to be slick and dependable.
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Re: new model 92 questions

Postby akuser47 » 12 Nov 2013 22

Well sounds like you have a nice one. A tune up can help you with the brass ejection and smoothing of action. Can you afford steves dvd it can greatly add you in tuning the rifle. Keep us posted to yuor path.
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Re: new model 92 questions

Postby donhuff » 13 Nov 2013 09

twoshot,

I take the plug out of the end of the mag tube and leave the spring in there. I measure up from the end of the tube 2 1/2 to 3 inches, and cut the spring there. I have done 3 of mine that way and they all work just fine.
I have also put the gunslinger spring kit in two of them and I really like the way they feel now.
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Re: new model 92 questions

Postby Johnz » 13 Nov 2013 11

I just bought my 1st Rossi levergun a couple of months ago and reading all this stuff on this forum since then is making me want another. Da*n you guys. :x
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Re: new model 92 questions

Postby Model 52 » 13 Nov 2013 12

3 cartridge lengths of spring past the end of the mag tube seems to work pretty well regardless of caliber.

Swapping the ejector spring for a lighter one will fix the excessive ejection forces and make the action cycle smoother.

You can also grind about a 1/3rd of the width off the spring on the loading gate which will also make loading a lot easier. Hold it in your fingers and dip in water as needed to keep it cool. That will prevent you from getting it too hot and ruining the temper of the spring. If you are not good with a bench grinder or dremel tool, use a file. Just keep the curves smooth to avoid any stress risers.

Any time you modify Rossi parts proceed carefully and keep in mind that replacements are hard to get…
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Re: new model 92 questions

Postby Ranch Dog » 13 Nov 2013 19

Welcome twoshotc, seems that you are getting the advice you need... Thanks guys!

Johnz wrote:I just bought my 1st Rossi levergun a couple of months ago and reading all this stuff on this forum since then is making me want another. Da*n you guys. :x

Aahh. that is just the price of attendance John!
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Re: new model 92 questions

Postby twoshotc » 15 Nov 2013 10

I followed the instructions and cut back the magazine spring. That was a big help! The brass does fly everywhere and since I reload I have to fix this. I ordered a spring kit. The trigger pull is heavy but there is no take up or slack. I am not satisfied with the accuracy so I ordered a barrel sight from Skinner. I believe that will help since I use peep sights on other rifles. I will see how the sights work and then start adjusting the reloading. I do not care for the red stock so I got a stock refinishing kit.
As you folks say-- the Rossi model92 is a kit gun and that is OK
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Re: new model 92 questions

Postby twoshotc » 26 Nov 2013 12

Update I got the gunslinger springs. I have not been successful in getting that extra long ejector spring in yet. Of course I had a devil of a time getting it back together after the first cleaning and spring changes.
I did go ahead and ordered the steve gunz video. It came in yesterday. While I was waiting, I refinished the stock and it looks much better. I ordered a Skinner sight and installed it. The POI was way to the left and low. I raised the Shinner sight as high as it would go but it still shot low. I moved the skinner sight as far as I wanted to but it still shot to the left. So I decided to drift the front sight just a little. With the smallest tap, the sight just fell out of the dove tail. So work on my "kit" gun continues
I used some lock tight to put the front sight back in. Since it is no longer adjustable, I have to move the rear site some more. I have not done this yet. I did put a thin brass shim under the rear sight and that brought the poi up to the right level. I had already adjusted the site up as far as it would go.
I am lucky to have a backyard range and I reload or I would not be anywhere close to having a functional rifle. Next I will learn all I can from Steve cd and then get it slicked up.

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Re: new model 92 questions

Postby donhuff » 26 Nov 2013 15

twoshots,
watch this video and notice how he has the bolt C-clamped to the table. That's the only way I could get my ejector/bolt back together. If I had two more arms and hands I think I might could have done it without the clamp. Also, it won't just snap back in, it took a lot of force and I think a tap with the hammer and punch too. Once you get the spring and collar in place and put the lever/bolt pin in, it is easy from then on.

I think some say to cut a piece of beer can and put it under the sight in the dovetail to tighten it up. I used a center punch to tighten a couple of mine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gx7-k8W2eA
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Re: new model 92 questions

Postby Rooster59 » 29 Nov 2013 09

I have never been any good at peening a dovetail sight to get it tight. I've resorted, successfully, to adding a thin skin of JBWeld to the bottom of the sight then filing it smooth the next day until it just goes in with light tapping with a punch and small hammer.
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