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sammalone 04-21-2021 08:13 PM

Rossi pump gun age
 
I just recently got an older Rossi 22 pump gun. I'm assuming a model 62.

Is there any way to determine a date of manufacture, or even a year of? I've been trading emails with Rossi customer service, and they've finally thrown their hands up and say there is nothing they can do to answer my question. Apparently, another company imported it to Canada, and even tho it says Rossi on it, it wasn't "them".

Secondly, is there anything I should be watching out for on this? I've taken it down and given it a good clean and lube. It was very dry, and the barrel was filthy... could barely see the rifling!! It appears to function normally, unfortunately I can't test it right now as everything here is locked down to to covid.

Thanks

Toomany22s 04-22-2021 12:05 AM

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Mine was made in 1986, stainless SA,23 inch barrel. SA made until 1998. The SAC, made 1988 to 1998, 16 1/2 inch barrel.

sammalone 04-22-2021 07:54 AM

Mine is not stainless, and not even close to the condition yours is in. The barrel is pitted quite badly, but the furniture is in great shape. I want to fire it first before I do any restore on the barrel to see if it's worth the effort. Going by the serial #, if they run consecutively, mine is about 411,000 units older than yours. :eek: Seems hard to believe that they made that many units, but mine is only a 5 digit #. It is an SA as well.

Toomany22s 04-22-2021 08:19 AM

They only made stainless SA in 1986, and a stainless sac in 1998, the other silver guns are nickel plated. InterArms imported them until 1997/98 at which time Taurus bought them , and Taurus / Braztec took over. No more 62 s .

wproct 04-22-2021 08:19 AM

My 62 SA Octagon barrel model is serial # G346XXX, and I have owned it for 5-10 years, and I don't know it's age.

sammalone 04-27-2021 02:22 PM

Trying a hosting site for pics.. hopefully this comes thru OK.

https://imgur.com/a/sqEyLY7

Roadrat 04-29-2021 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Toomany22s (Post 12292649)
They only made stainless SA in 1986, and a stainless sac in 1998, the other silver guns are nickel plated. InterArms imported them until 1997/98 at which time Taurus bought them , and Taurus / Braztec took over. No more 62 s .

There you go.........

The magazine Shooting Times published an article in June 2021 issue on Rossi Model 62 SAC that covers the Rossi 62 in pretty good detail.

The article states Rossi manufactured them in Brazil between 1970 and 1998 and they were imported by INTERARMS. The short SAC version were imported for only 10 years between 1988 and 1998.

Production ceased after 1998 when Taurus bought out Rossi. Nickle plated were only made during 1998.

...this all according to the article in Shooting Times.

Toomany22s 04-29-2021 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Roadrat (Post 12301439)
There you go.........

The magazine Shooting Times published an article in June 2021 issue on Rossi Model 62 SAC that covers the Rossi 62 in pretty good detail.

The article states Rossi manufactured them in Brazil between 1970 and 1998 and they were imported by INTERARMS. The short SAC version were imported for only 10 years between 1988 and 1998.

Production ceased after 1998 when Taurus bought out Rossi. Nickle plated were only made during 1998.

...this all according to the article in Shooting Times.

June 2021,,arent they a little Ahead of the rest of us?

Roadrat 04-30-2021 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Toomany22s (Post 12301497)
June 2021,,arent they a little Ahead of the rest of us?

Nah, some magazines always come out at least one month before the "issue date".

Toomany22s 05-01-2021 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Roadrat (Post 12302375)
Nah, some magazines always come out at least one month before the "issue date".

Issued 4/13/2021. I guess they do this so the usps can deliver them on time:D

My info about the 86 and 98 stainless came from Blue Book.


All I know for sure is that mine is Stainless not Nickel. And its not marked for shorts or longs, just 22LR.

My guess is that we will never know the dates by serial numbers on these guns.

thomasgunn 05-01-2021 03:25 PM

Up to approximately 1977-78, the Rossi Gallery Pump rifle and carbine were imported by the the Garcia Corp. Washington D.C. After that Interarms took over importation, rebadging them the Model 62SA & 62SAC.

Toomany22s 05-01-2021 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by thomasgunn (Post 12302965)
Up to approximately 1977-78, the Rossi Gallery Pump rifle and carbine were imported by the the Garcia Corp. Washington D.C. After that Interarms took over importation, rebadging them the Model 62SA & 62SAC.

What were they named then?

thomasgunn 05-02-2021 10:13 AM

Rossi Gallery Pump Rifle and Rossi Gallery Pump Carbine.

Toomany22s 05-02-2021 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by thomasgunn (Post 12303595)
Rossi Gallery Pump Rifle and Rossi Gallery Pump Carbine.

This was printed on the gun?

thomasgunn 05-03-2021 07:02 PM

No. My Garcia Rossi has no model designation on it. My Interarms ones are stamped Model 62SA (on the barrel of the rifle) and Model 62SAC (on the receiver of the carbine).


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