A Rossi question

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by JIMV, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. JIMV

    JIMV New Member

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    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??

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  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.
     

  3. JIMV

    JIMV New Member

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    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.
     
  4. Win73

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    One word..........Lawyers!
     
  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    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.
     
  6. MrShotty

    MrShotty New Member

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    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.
     
  7. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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    Is the lock on the hammer set?
     
  8. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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

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  9. JIMV

    JIMV New Member

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    The rifle is old enough to not have the hammer lock
     
  10. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    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
     
  11. JIMV

    JIMV New Member

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    I dropped it off with a gunsmith yesterday. Taking it apart is not in my set of skills...

    Thanks folk for the advice