Rossi Revolvers

Manufactured in Brazil on machinery licensed from Smith & Wesson, Rossi had made high quality affordable revolvers using proven designs for many years. They were imported into the U.S. by Interarms until late 1990's. The Rossi line is now owned by Taurus.

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Rossi Model 68, 69, 70 Revolvers

First imported in 1978, these revolvers bore a remarkable resemblance to the S&W Model 36 Chiefs Special. Intially they were equiped with 3 inch barrels. The model 69 had a 6 shot cylinder and was chambered for 32 S&W . The model 70 had a 6 shot cylinder and was chambered for 22 long rifle. Finally the model 68 was chambered for 38 special and had a 5 shot cylinder.

Model M68 (Blued) and Model M88 (Stainless)
Caliber 38 Special
Capacity 5 rounds
Action Double Action Revolver
Fixed sights - rear sight is groove in frame
2" barrel 3" barrel
OAL (inches) 6.5 7.5
Weight (oz) 21.0 23.0
The model 88 was the same as the 68 but in stainless steel. It was introduced in 1993 and discontinued in 1998.

Model M951 (Blued) and Model M851 (Stainless)
Caliber 38 Special
Capacity 6 rounds
Action Double Action Revolver
Adjustable rear sight.
3" barrel 4" barrel
OAL (inches) 8.0 9.0
Weight (oz) 27.5 30.0

Medium frame revolver.

Model M971 (Stainless or Blued)
Caliber 357 Magnum
Capacity 6 rounds
Action Double Action Revolver
Blade front sights, rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation
4" barrel 6" barrel
OAL (inches) 9.2 11.2
Weight (oz) 36.0 40.5

Stainless steel version of M971 with rubber grips and unfluted cylinder introduced in 1989 by Interarms(Interarms 1).

Model R85104 (Blued)
Caliber 38 Special Magnum
Capacity 6 rounds
Action Double Action Revolver
Sights Front blade, adjustable rear
Barrel Length (inches) 4
OAL (inches) 8.5
Weight (oz) 32.0

Rated for 38 Special +P ammunition

Model R97206 (Stainless)
Caliber 357 Magnum
Capacity 6 rounds
Action Double Action Revolver
Sights Front blade, adjustable rear
Barrel Length (inches) 6
OAL (inches) 10.5
Weight (oz) 35

Interarms   "Interarms 1989" Catalog 1989
Warner, Ken "Gun Digest 1980 Deluxe Ed." 1979

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