Take it apart, and do a little light stoning or wrap some emery cloth or crocus cloth around a small dowel, and work over the edges of the loading gate port, and the front edges of the loading gate. That should help. I did notice on my old junky Interarms Rossi .357, that the area around the mag tube where it enters the receiver is really small compared to large caliber Rossis. You might try a fluff and buff to that area if you can figure out a way to get inside there to do it. A bullet shaped fine rotary stone in a drill may do it. Anyway, on mine, the point of the bullet always seem to hit that area when it was being loaded, and a slight angle change might do it some good. Otherwise, the light stoning of the loading gate might help a lot with your loading dilemma. Good luck.....terryrudd said:I'm very happy with mine. 16" SS 357. I've added the lighter ejector spring and hammer spring, no other internal work and it's very smooth. Shoots jacketed bullets at magnum velocities into a inch or less at 50yds, cast is normally a little bigger groups. I use the factory scope rail for a Burris FastFire III red dot, and use this for load development and probably hunting this year.
My only complaints are the loading gate seems to have a sharp edge inside which will sometimes grab swc or wfn profiles, but round nose and XTPs slide right through. The other profiles can take a little jiggle to go in right. Also, the front site, when the gun is sighted in, is off to one side about 1/8". Not an issue for any reason other than cosmetics.
Its great for walking in the woods or plinking at the range. Very enjoyable to shoot, but the really heavy loadings (180gr WFN at 1700-1800fps) can smack your shoulder hard with the steel buttplate. I use a slip on pad or my PAST for load development of those hot loads.
RIGHT!!!ebonitekid767 said:Thanks for the input guys, I had been kicking it around for awhile and been doing some research and with the crap work on the "remlin" rifles I think a 1895G is on hold until they get there crap together. Now the real question, 45colt or 44 mag. Brass doesn't seem to be a issue around here. I would like to get a good heavy load maybe even for black bear? I know 44 will do the job but I don't think the 45 colt is anything to sneeze at? Right?
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That sounds like what mine did, only I didn't install a spring set, as I felt it wasn't needed. The factory ejector spring throws 'em out at my feet. I feel that there was no need for less spring in that department. I may hate it after the next range trip, but right now, it's great, and wouldn't trade if for a minty pre-64 Model 70......it works that good.......terryrudd said:Mannyrock,
In my experience with Rossi (on a revolver, not a rifle) is that they would ship the individual parts, but you had to pay for them. The only way to get the free replacement under warranty was to send in the gun. Ended up paying for a crane retainer screw that rattled out while shooting.
As far as the rough action, mine is plenty slick with just the lighter springs I installed. The ejector spring had an amazing impact on how the gun felt, so much so that I've never watched the Stevez Gunz DVD I bought for more internal polishing.
This rifle has the best factory trigger I've purchased. Was a hair over 4lbs with the factory spring, now its about 3.5 with 0 creep.
At this price point there are a few rough spots, but I've become a big fan of this gun over the 15 months. Good luck this Christmas!