Amadeo Rossi model 62sa

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  1. johninak

    johninak New Member

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    I have an old rossi pump .22 cal rifle I guess it's made by Interarms in Alexandria VA.My question is what rifle is this similar to if any or if anyone can tell me how to disassemble this rifle the correct way?It is an amadeo rossi model 62sa.
  2. LDBennett

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    It is a copy of the Winchester pump Model 62. Any assembly/disassembly instruction for the winchester should work for the Rossi pump. I'll bet a search of the internet will get you those instructions. If not there are books dedicated to Assembly/Disassembly of common guns but be sure the book includes the Winchester pump, either the 62 or the earlier versions, the 1890 or 1906.

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    Don't go thinking it's a cheapie. These are no longer made and are increasingly sought after. Prices generally north of $200. Not in Winchester range, but not bad for an import .22.
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    Quite a bit north of 200.
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    I have owned both a real Winchester 1906 pump and a Rossi Model 62 pump. The Winchester is accurate and the Rossi was not. There is no comparison in fit and function either. The Rossi is gone and the Winchester is a favorite (and not just because it is a real Winchester, either). I'd not pay $200 for any Rossi. The Taurus Winchester and Colt rifle clones are no better than the Rossi's. Rossi is now owned by Taurus. I have had and have Taurus Winchester and Colt rifle clones and not without problems. Taurus is off my list also. In contrast the Taurus clone of the Beretta 92 pistol I bought in the mid 1980's was a very good gun but it was made on Beretta equipment not that made by Brazilians.

    That is my opinion based on my experience with a few of these Brazilian guns. Yours may differ (??).

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    Agreed, not in Winchester quality class. But some, particularly later ones did function very well. I own a Rossi M-92 that while not the smoothest action, shoots very well.
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    Over the last 25+ years of buying and shooting guns my thoughts on what are good guns and what are not have changed considerably due to the purchase of less stellar cheaper guns. Those purchases were not in the end heart warming. The most recent guns I have bought are better guns than the entry level guns I started out with. I probably should not hit on people for buying the lesser guns as I too originally had budget concerns that I no longer have (well almost). I don't buy the better guns for bragging rites (I have no real shooting buddies) but to satisfy my desire to own and shoot the better guns. Most of my bargain guns are gone. I offer comments on guns I know are lesser guns to awaken potential buyers to the fact that their gun of choice may not be as wonderful as they think. I often suggest for them to wait and save for the better guns but financial concerns often trump wants for some. And if that is the case then enjoy your gun of choice and save my insights for the future or develope your own likes and dislikes. Sorry if anyone is offended by my straight answers but that is about all you'll ever get out of me.

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    I have an early Rossi 62 that initially was not very smooth. I worked on it and shot it a lot and finally the action smoothed out so that part worked out.

    The big thing was it wasn't that accurate but a gentleman who has several years on me told me one day that each 22 rifle is picky about what ammo it likes. Armed with that info I ran five different types of 22LR ammo through it and found that it liked the Federal's better than anything else. Prior to the range test it had been fed a steady diet of Winchester ammo.

    I would bet that if you have one of these and try different ammo you'll find one that shoots better than what you are currently experiencing.

    John
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    I haven't fired my Rossi 62 for a few years but when I bought it new around 1995 I ran quite a bit of Federal Lightning, Winchester Super-X and Winchester Wildcat .22 ammo through it and it seemed to be accurate enough for squirrels and rabbits.

    I like mine.
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    I saw one at my LGS a couple of years ago. It was there for a week or two. I didn't have the money to buy it and the minute I got the money, the gun was gone. Story of my life. If I remember right it was going for around $200.
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    I have the little take down carbine from Rossi, great little rifle, I won't be getting rid of it any time soon.
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    As a kid I got to go to Coney Island and shot the old Gallery Guns, I wanted one just for old times sake and found a Winchester 62 pump on another gun forum I am on for $400, best damn $400 I ever spent. I'll be buying a Winchester 1890 when I find a decent one. I wanted the original gun, not a remake and held out until I found one. I have seen several of the 1890 22 pumps, but they were way to beat up to be of any value to me.
    I have a few friends that bought the Rossi spin offs and they like them, I personally will spend the extra dollars for the original and have something that wll hold it's value and should increase in value.
    The Winchester 62 I bought is a fun little gun to shoot.
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    In the summer of 1965 my family went to Asbury Park, NJ for a vacation. The big arcade on the the boardwalk there (the Casino?) still had a shooting gallery, but I could not tell you what kind of rifles they had. I think they shot BB caps.
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