Rossi Revolver Class Action Settlement Reached: Take Advantage of Free Repair, $50 Cash Payment

Rossi Class Revolvers made between Jan. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2017, are covered by the company’s enhanced warranty.  (Photo: Rossi)

Rossi has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit concerning “Class Revolvers” that may, under unique conditions, fire when dropped.

As part of a new “Enhanced Warranty,” owners of Class Revolvers may send them in for inspection, cleaning, and, if necessary, repair at no cost.

Revolvers covered by the warranty include models R35102, R35202, R85104, R97206, R97104, R46202, and R46102 chambered in .38 Special and .357 Magnum made between Jan. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2017. These revolvers have a serial number stamped on the frame beginning with the letters Y, Z, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, or K.

Along with getting their wheel guns cleared of the aforementioned safety concern, owners may also receive a $50 cash “Inconvenience Payment” per the settlement. Claims of personal injury are being filed separately.

To learn more about how to file for the inconvenience payment or take advantage of the enhanced warranty visit www.RossiRevolverSettlement.com. The claim period for the $50 hasn’t opened yet as the settlement still needs to be finalized.

A court date has been scheduled for August 27, 2019, for the final approval hearing.  Owners will have one year to file for the $50 payment.  But the enhanced warranty will continue in perpetuity.

Rossi’s Actions To Be Taken:

  • Stop using your revolver immediately.
  • Call 855-982-8787 for assistance.
  • If you no longer have this revolver, please inform current owner of this notice.
  • We appreciate your business and value you as a customer.

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Dan Youngberg September 9, 2019, 1:14 pm

    None yet

  • Dan September 4, 2019, 11:42 am

    I really can’t complain about the settlement. The company did all it reasonably could to make it right. My wife had a Rossi model 35202. It was recalled and was scrapped, although I don’t know why. I’ve had the sideplate off that gun and the guts are total Smith and Wesson with a rebound slide and hammer block, so it’s hard to see how it could drop-fire.
    The replacement is a Taurus model 856 in SS. Arguably a better gun; six shots instead of five. I think Taurus handled it as well as care makers handle a vehicle recall.

  • Anthony Heim August 11, 2019, 10:15 am

    Took over 8 months to get a return label. Got one in July, sent revolver, they received July 29th, 2019. Got letter saying up to 12 weeks from now. Read in form someone said called and they are just gathering guns now and will not start inspection til court decision. Augest 27th is the on;y court decision I know of to settle compensation. Rossi’s notification says repairs are agreed to now. WTF is going on Rossi! Had I known I would of optioned out….

    • John August 22, 2019, 10:03 pm

      I sent mine in 2 weeks ago. They got back to me today said it was not repairable. They wanted send me a replacement which not even same firearm. Main difference is barrel I have 4″ they want send me a 2″ barrel. I want what I had. This is terrible.

      • Anthony August 25, 2019, 10:51 pm

        Was it a R85104 were you on Taurus Armed forum. Tell them you want a 4″ with adjustable rear sights. Make them give yo a Taurus 66 or 627

  • Don S. August 8, 2019, 10:43 pm

    After waiting MANY WEEKS, since my Repair Request was submitted, I FINALLY RECEIVED MY RETURN SHIPPING LABEL on 8/3/19 ( via USPS ).
    8/5/19 … Shipped my .38 cal. revolver, via FedEx.
    8/8/19 … Received a “confirmation email”, which stated:
    “We are in receipt of your merchandise.
    Processing should take approximately 12 weeks from the date of receipt.”
    WOW !!!
    And this was my “home defense” weapon!

  • JBL June 21, 2019, 3:20 pm

    $50 …they think this is justification for not being able to use the gun for almost a year now, and the time spent on phone calls trying to get answers? How about they give me fair market value for the damn thing, it does me no good

  • CHARLES W. NEIDERHISER May 10, 2019, 5:50 pm

    I HAVE BEEN FILING 7 TIMES SENSE OCT.12,2018. NO ONE RETURNS NO ANSWER OR CALLS.. GUN HAS NOT BEEN SHOOT JUST WAITING FOR AN ANSWER OR BUY BACK..NOTICE…ROSSI GUNS SERVICE IS A JOKE WHEN YOU HAVE MORE REPEABLE COMPANYS TO DEAL WITH..

  • Scotty Gunn April 20, 2019, 6:38 pm

    Fifty bucks? Good deal-that is almost half the value of one.

  • Jim April 19, 2019, 11:17 am

    Yeah, well…I’ve been waiting since September, 2018 to hear something…now, I have to wait even longer…should be more than $50…Rossi Customer Service keeps saying they’re in the process of sending out return labels and information, but nothings happening.

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