The Rossi R92 was among the most popular selling lever-action rifles of 2020, partly because it has the handling and feel of a classic—the Winchester Model 1892. The fact there’s no shortage of variety in the line helps. In all, there are 18 different models currently available.
The most expensive version, chambered in .454 Casull has a retail price under $1,000—$947 to be precise. It comes with Brazilian hardwood furniture, metalwork can either be stainless or blued, barrel length is 20” and magazine capacity is nine rounds. An adjustable buckhorn sight at the rear and thumb safety are standard. Overall length is 38.5” and it weighs 6 lbs. 6 ozs. A generous recoil pad tames energy transmitted to the shooter.
At the opposite end of the spectrum is the Rio Bravo model, which is chambered in .22 LR. It has a synthetic stock, 18” barrel and will set you back only $323. The finish is matte black, the stock has a rear sling mount and at the fore-end slots allow attaching lights, bipods and other accessories. Sights are adjustable fiber optic, making it far from traditional. Its overall length of 35.9” and looks make it particularly attractive to youthful shooters—regardless of age. Magazine capacity is 15 cartridges, if you’re wondering.
The 16.5”, .44 Mag. R92 Triple Black comes in at $927, but it has a rail for mounting optics, light-soaking black finish everywhere—including trigger—and ships with a peep sight. Barrel length is 16.5”and the firearm measures a nimble 34” in all. It tips the scales at 5 lbs. 14 ozs.
Models throughout the line are also chambered in .44 Mag. and .45 Colt. Octagonal barrels are offered in some cases, as well as classic-looking gold touches in the R92 Gold line. There’s something for every taste and the price is right. Last year the R92 was the fourth-best-selling lever-action rifle among FFLs using the services of Gunbroker.com.