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goopta
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Posted - 05/14/2009 :  01:19:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2 questions.i have an 8 shot single/double action revolver made in germany.gun was imported to decatur,ga.the grips say PIC.gun is 22 cal and looks like old cowboy colt but with about 20 pounds of pull will shoot double action.i cant find anything on this gun. 2nd question is about the puma 454 rifles.was going to buy one to match my 454 revolver but i see they are discontinued,were there any problems with them or is it just the factory change that caused this?

rufe-snow
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Posted - 05/14/2009 :  01:52:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The PIC revolver is attributed in my reference to the West German firm of Gerstenberger and Eberwein. It probably was imported during the mid to late 60's time frame. This was before the enactment of the Gun Control law of 1968, which effectively stoperd the importation of many of the inexpensive revolvers made in West Germany.

There is little collector interest/demand for these revolvers. Many of them made by various West German manufacturers show up on the auctions. Check the actual selling prices to get a ball park value for yours.
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BigLoop22
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Posted - 05/14/2009 :  02:21:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
goopta,

The Rossi-produced Model 92, in .454 Cassul is still in production. The "problem" has been the ongoing comsumption of the Rossi company, in Brazil, by Taurus Forge, also in Brazil. Just about all things labled "Rossi" are now produced under Taurus management. Taurus bought Rossi, and that caused a shift in the U.S. distribution. EMF still sells Rossi 92s. Apparently, Navy Arms stopped selling them a couple of years ago. Legacy Sports International, LSI, did not have their contract renewed, so they are now selling Armi Sport/ Chiappa-produced 92 as "Pumas". LSI owns the Puma name. So, LSI's "PUMA"-branded 92s are now made in Italy.

Here is the link to Rossi's online catalog:

http://www.rossiusa.com/2009catalog/

Rossi 92:

http://www.rossiusa.com/2009catalog/?catalog_page=4

http://www.rossiusa.com/2009catalog/?catalog_page=5

http://www.rossiusa.com/2009catalog/?catalog_page=6

http://www.rossiusa.com/2009catalog/?catalog_page=7

92 Specifications:

http://www.rossiusa.com/2009catalog/?catalog_page=23

Each page contains clickable pictures & text, too.

BigLoop22
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Edited by - BigLoop22 on 05/14/2009 02:25:30 AM
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