I thought these rifles should have their own thread, for shipment updates and price updates etc.
For those of you that dont know, the rossi ranch hand is a mares leg rifle with a 12 inch barrel and cut down butt stock and has an OAL of 24".
Gary recently informed us that these rifles have been classified as non-res and has an order coming in of 44magnum, 357magnum/38spl, and 45LC
$650 is the ESTIMATED price these will be coming in for and we can only hope it is less than or equal to that.
I am looking forward to purchasing one as it will make for the perfect bush gun for animal defense, and will be just a handy little rifle to carry around the farm.
I think these rifles will be a popular item and I appreciate Gary going through the trouble to bring them into the country!
UPDATE: First shipment is due at the end of march.
Holsters are being looked into by Gary from Wanstalls (see posts 64 through 72), and spacesaver is also looking into making holsters.
Also I am getting PMs asking which dealer is selling these oddly enough... this is the dealer wanstalls section, and it is wanstalls who is bringing these rifles in to Canada.
EDIT: More info will be added to help out new ranch hand owners with resources/problems HERE:
Documentation showing FRT for if the fuzz show up: http://www.wanstallsonline.com/pdf/Rossi-NON.pdf
Shooting High: - low rear buckhorn sight and any front sight from steves guns works http://www.stevesgunz.com/
Loading gate functionality problems (hit and miss and rare) - no known cure besides a gunsmith/new parts etc
Fiocci ammo apparently doesn't work too well
Voodoo tactical breacher scabbard works well for attaching to molle gear and backpacks.
Holsters are available through wanstalls
Scout mount and various sights from steves gun works and brownells http://www.brownells.com/