Pistol caliber lever-action Rifles and Carbines have played a part in American history since the days of the Old West, when having a rifle and pistol that shoot the same cartridge just made sense.
The concept for the Model 1892 Rossi “Ranch Hand” comes from the TV show “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” which starred Steve McQueen as Civil War veteran turned bounty hunter, Josh Randall.
Set in the 1870’s, our hero used a holstered Winchester Model 1892 “Mare’s Leg” Pistol to bring the "Bad Guys" to justice. The fact that he was using a gun not invented for nearly two decades made as little difference to him as it did to the audience.
Rossi's Model 1892 hybrid lever action pistol features a gold-bead front sight with adjustable buckhorn rear sights and a large-loop lever. It does not have a full-size rifle stock and installing a Rossi stock would cause the gun to become classified as a "Short Barrel Rifle," (SBR), under the provisions of the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA), and as such would be illegal to posses without a special permit from BATFE.
The Ranch Hand's 12-inch barrel produces muzzle velocities over 1400 feet per second. This ballistic performance, combined with Ranch Hand’s compact size and rapid-fire action make it a uniquely useful pistol for Hunting and Defense. For ballistics performance by caliber, follow this link: *Ballistics by the Inch.
The "Mares Leg" grip, while removable, must NOT be replaced with a rifle stock, which would cause the gun to be re-classified as an NFA regulated “Short Barrel Rifle,” (SBR). This category includes any firearm with a buttstock and either a rifled barrel under 16” long or an overall length under 26 inches.
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