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JIMV 09-08-2012 11:47 PM

A Rossi question
I bought a Rossi .22 single shot rifle (with interchangeable .22 mag and 12 gauge barrels) at a gun show today. It appeared a nice enough basic rifle and sold cheap. Now my question...If the rifle is broken for loading, I have no problem cocking the rifle BUT, it will not close. If I close it and try to cock it, it will not cock. The safeties position has no effect...

I am not familiar with this rifle. Am I missing something basic here or do I need to get it to a gunsmith??

JTJ 09-09-2012 12:10 AM

Might be why it was cheap. The hammer should be down when you load a round and close the action. Does it close with the other barrels? If yes then the problem is in the action. If yes then the problem is in the barrel. They are very basic rifles but it sounds like something is misaligned, broken or not put together correctly. If you do not have the parts diagram it is available on line.

JIMV 09-09-2012 02:30 AM

It's a model S12-223RS...The thing works like it had a Taurus lock and it was locked BUT the rifle is from 2002 and does not have such a device.

Perhaps the safety is broken. I have no idea why one even needs a safety on a single shot rifle.

Win73 09-09-2012 03:50 AM


Originally Posted by JIMV (Post 933711)
I have no idea why one even needs a safety on a single shot rifle.

One word..........Lawyers!

kytowboater 09-09-2012 03:56 AM

No clue man. Wife has the .22 lr and .410 combo. Works like a dream. Something in the receiver I imagine. Take it by a smith.

MrShotty 09-09-2012 05:19 AM

No idea. Not really enough information on our end to know whats really going on. I have a 20ga (posted in DIY section) and never had a problem with closing or anything.

bearrwe 09-09-2012 05:33 AM

Is the lock on the hammer set?

bearrwe 09-09-2012 05:41 AM

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According to my son if it's not fully engaged or disengaged it can lock up.

JIMV 09-09-2012 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by bearrwe (Post 933927)
Is the lock on the hammer set?

The rifle is old enough to not have the hammer lock

robertusa123 09-11-2012 12:56 AM

Check the internails for dirt and sand could be something jameing it up. If it cocks and fires with the barollo open. Its a saftey interlock

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