This listing is for the exact revolver in the photos. We began selling Rossi’s well made copies of the Smith & Wesson Chief’s Special in the 1960s, as the model 30. After the 1968 Gun Control Act set size limits, these shipped in with 3 inch barrels to satisfy federal size constraints for imports, and then the importer cut the barrel to 2 1/4 inch. Manufacturer is Amadeo Rossi of Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, a Taurus affiliate. Importer was Interarms, 10 Prince St., Alexandria, VA. From this specimen’s D Prefix, D500000 range serial number, it was manufactured in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It came to us from its home in New England. Type is traditional double and single action. Construction is entirely steel, with Brazilian Walnut magna type service grips. Frame is J Size small frame, with Square Butt Grip frame and 3 screw side plate. Barrel is 2 1/4 inch heavy type, cut from an original 3 1/2 inch. Front Sight is serrated blade, integral to the barrel and solid rib assembly. Rear sight is windage adjustable steel blade, slotted into the frame. Cylinder capacity is 5 rounds of .38 Smith & Wesson Special caliber ammunition, and Interarms did Not rate its Rossis for +P ammo. Trigger is .240 serrated face service type with semi-target, shorter spur .400 serrated hammer. Thumb latch cylinder release is classic concave type. Weight empty is a well balanced 20 1/2 ounces with center of gravity at the trigger. Double action trigger pull is smooth and consistent, 12 pound vicinity, with a 4 pound single action pull. Safety system consists of a transfer bar that prevents the firing pin from touching a cartridge primer unless the trigger is fully depressed. Surface detractions are only moderate, principally finish freckling that affects about 20 percent of the metal surfaces. Some of it is etchy, as the photos show. We rate this 68 as Very Good, 75 to 80 percent vicinity by our estimate; but photos ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. Bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright and clean. Cylinder times and aligns correctly in all five positions. Lateral cylinder play is minimal with the trigger relaxed, but with the trigger fully depressed there is no lateral play whatsoever. Blast effect to the cylinder face and top strap is minimal. We do not believe this revolver was fired more than 200 times, and none with +P ammunition. Replacement pricing on this model 68’s descendant model 351 is $300 or more in our area. We’re offering the attractive and serviceable model 68 in the photos, however, for only $ 249.00.
Not transferable to civilian residents of California, District of Colombia, or Massachusetts. Any ammunition or personnel showing in our photos is Not included.
$15 lower 48; $40 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. NO AMEX NO PAYPAL. We accept MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped ASAP. 7 day hold on checks. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name and Gun Brand on there. 7 day money back on used, no return on New Items, layaway, or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. Lay-away 20% down, balance in 90 days. Phone hours 8:00 – 5:00 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup OK. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952.
$15 lower 48; $40 AK, HI, PR, USPS Priority. 7 day money back on used items, but No Returns on NIB, Lay-away, or Ammo. Lay-away OK, 20% down, 90 days to pay. We Buy, Sell, or Trade; we always have, since 1952.
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