Rossi Ranch Hand

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  1. big dawg

    big dawg New Member

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    Just got a Ranch Hand 357 Lever action hand gun Any one else have one yet. Hve not shot it yet.
    bigdawg
  2. BETH

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    welcome to the forum-never saw one can u post a picture?
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    I've not handled one of those yet, Big Dawg, so you're going to have to let us all know how it shoots. I've looked at them a little bit, and they're definitely interesting.

    Beth, you can find info on the Ranch Hand at Rossi's Website. It is a handgun, but it is made to look as though it was at one point a lever-action rifle that was cut down. It was made this way originally, though, so there are no NFA issues to deal with.
  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I don't own one, yet. I guarantee you that I will soon. I want one in either .44 or .45 but haven't decided which one. I fell in love with the look 30-40 years ago when Josh Randall carried one.:rolleyes::D

    EDIT: I forgot my manners, Welcome to the Forum, big dawg.
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    that there ''mares leg''....looks great
  6. big dawg

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    Looks like a gun I use to see in a TV western with Steve McQueen!
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    Mares leg is copyrighted, have to be carefull and call it by the proper name.
    Rossi's Ranch Hand, don't want to get the Firearms Forum in trouble.:D
  9. 1911 man

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    Pretty cool looking gun,enjoy shooting it
  10. TheGunClinger

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    I've been wanting one of those since they first were advertised. I want the .44 mag though as I have a bunch of .44's and lots of ammo.
    Congrats on your new toy!
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    Yep, He played Josh Randall in Wanted: Dead or Alive
  12. neilin

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    Finally got a Ranch Hand

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    I started looking for a Rossi Ranch Hand over a year ago. A local gun shop had me on the top of the list when they could get one in. About three weeks ago they called me, and said they had one for me in .45 Colt, the cal. I wanted. I bought it. Came home and tried to load it. It was near impossible to do, due to the roughness of the inside finish. Called a gunsmith I know who is active in cowboy action shooting, delivered it to him, and received it back today. It works great and is fun to shoot. In addition to working on the action, I had him remove the sights and install dovetail blanks. Without sights it really looks nice and I don't have to worry about snags. I am going to enjoy this Ranch Hand. The down side is I had to have a gunsmith prep it for action. The gunsmith said this is the first Ranch Hand he has worked on, but has worked on a number of the full sized '92 rifles from Rossi, which required the same work as my Ranch Hand to put them in action.
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    They look difficult to shoot accurately.
  14. neilin

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    It is difficult to shoot accurately. It is fun to shoot, and with practice, I feel it can be point shoot accurate easily to 7 yards.
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    I have been viewing some Wanted Dead or Alive TV shows from season one. Steve McQueen really plays his role well, and of course there is the excitement of the Mare's Leg. I have noticed at least two versions of the Mare's Leg in these season one episodes. One version has a triangular shaped cocking lever, whereas another version has a more circular shaped cocking lever. The Mare's Leg itself, I have noticed in these episodes, with either of the cocking lever variations has a round barrel. However, the picture of the Mare's Leg in the end credits has an octagon barrel. Has anyone else noticed this? And, can anyone shed any light on the reason for the variations of the Mare's Leg in the Wanted Dead or Alive TV episodes?
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    Article I read, some years back, said they had two "using guns", because otherwise if a gun broke production shut down. Gotta have a backup. Then there was a fake gun, for things like bad guy making him throw it off a cliff or in the river, or hitting someone on the head. I also seem to remember reading that the style of loop changed during the series, as McQueen decided he didn't like the feel of the original one.
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    Thanks!
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    picture?????
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