Originally Posted by CharlieSW
The last new one I saw for sale locally was $429. Same configuration, .357 in a blued, 20 inch round barrel. The octagonal barrels seem to run a little more.
My Rossi Puma 92 in .357 Mag was made before the Taurus takeover and doesn't have the silly safety on the receiver.
The barrel length on mine is 16" and the gun weighs 4.8 pounds.
Nice, light & fast for deer hunting out to 100 yards.
Can't see lugging around an 8.5 pound piece of artillery with a 24" octagonal barrel chambered for a small pistol caliber.
That'd be kinda stupid like having a puny 4 cylinder in a Lincoln Continental.
If I'm going to lug 8.5 pounds of steel through the brush it's going to be chambered for .45-70 or .450 Marlin.