New 92 owner - question about locking lugs

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Re: New 92 owner - question about locking lugs

Postby dlidster » 30 Nov 2019 15

I've just returned from a gun show where I made an interesting observation relevant to this thread. There were plenty of Rossi R92s. I closely examined those of one vendor who had six or eight. Two of the blued .38/.357 rifles sitting right next to each other had a significantly oversize left slot and a somewhat oversize right slot in which the locking bolts travel -- just like the ones in the OP's photo. Could one speculate there was a run where a machine -- or its operator -- was a little out of whack for a while? The other 92s on this vendor's table were machined correctly.

The blued rifles were priced at $489; the stainless rifles at $509.
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Re: New 92 owner - question about locking lugs

Postby Mad Trapper » 30 Nov 2019 17

I was hoping the new batch of 92s would be well made and of high quality.
It makes me very sad to see and hear about this.
Anyone doing a final inspection at the factory should have caught these issues with the locking lugs.
And thats what we can see, makes you wonder what lies beneath.
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Re: New 92 owner - question about locking lugs

Postby barrybright » 01 Dec 2019 04

Thank you for all of the input, everyone.

I have finally had a chance to shoot this 357 and was pretty pleased with how it performed. It cycled my 357 hand loads well and was actually pretty smooth. It also seemed to shoot pretty accurately from what I can tell.

While I am not much impressed with the fitment of the lockup it seems to function as intended.

I am, however, hesitant to order a 16" 44 mag in stainless from my local dealer without being able to first inspect the rifle (especially with reports of other guns with similar trouble).
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Re: New 92 owner - question about locking lugs

Postby GasGuzzler » 01 Dec 2019 05

Mad Trapper wrote:I was hoping the new batch of 92s would be well made and of high quality.
Maybe they are. How do we know if the ones in question here are recent production or built three years ago? I guess the ones after the restart have a unique number on them?
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Re: New 92 owner - question about locking lugs

Postby Mad Trapper » 01 Dec 2019 09

GasGuzzler wrote:
Mad Trapper wrote:I was hoping the new batch of 92s would be well made and of high quality.
Maybe they are. How do we know if the ones in question here are recent production or built three years ago? I guess the ones after the restart have a unique number on them?


Very true GG.
We may have to wait and see.
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Re: New 92 owner - question about locking lugs

Postby dlidster » 01 Dec 2019 17

GasGuzzler wrote:
Mad Trapper wrote:. . . How do we know if the ones in question here are recent production or built three years ago? . . .

The ones I was examining at the gun show had "Made by CBC" on the barrel. Those that are more familiar to most of us have "Made by Taurus" on the barrel. These were new stock, not unpackaged older 92s.

FWIW, I've been impressed by the fit, finish, and lack of the shoe polish stock finish on the CBC guns. The badly machined locking bolt slots are an aberration -- and a real disappointment.
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Re: New 92 owner - question about locking lugs

Postby Archer » 01 Dec 2019 20

I have to admit, mine were acquired a few years ago and they say Rossi 92 on one side of the barrel.
Braztech LC Miami FL Made by Taurus in Brazil on the other.

I haven't seen any of the CBC guns.

There's one of the Braztechs at the local pawnshop used with a price that's higher than new.
$599 for a .357 blued 24" octagonal. I'm sort of tempted, but not that much.

I think I'm more in the market, if I am at all in the market, for a .357 20" SS round barrel.
It would still have to be a mighty good deal though or I'd leave it for now.
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Re: New 92 owner - question about locking lugs

Postby barrybright » 02 Dec 2019 20

My gun (the one pictured in the original post) is one of the CBC guns. The gun seems to function fine but has "odd" fitment between as far as the lockup is concerned.
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