Make: Amadeo Rossi /Brazil
Serial Number: E104285.
Year of Manufacture: 1985-1990.
Caliber: .38 Special
Action Type: Double and Single Action Revolver.
Markings: The Right side of the barrel is marked, “.38 Special”, the right side of the frame is stamped with the Rossi roll mark, “Made In Brasil/Interarms/Alexandria, Virginia/ E104285”. The Left side of the barrel is marked, “Amadeo Rossi”.
Barrel Length: 4 “
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a windage and elevation adjustable rear sight, with a blaze orange ramp insert front blade sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are Pachmayr logo checkered rubber combat grips. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued steel finish.
Finish Originality: Original finish.
Bore Condition: The bore is shiny and the rifling is strong. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 80% of its metal finish. There is a cylinder drag line, showing some use. There are some minor nicks around the trigger guard, and a bit of holster wear at the muzzle. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions smoothly and correctly. We have not test-fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Rossi 951 is a durable and handsome revolver, built along the pattern of the Smith & Wesson K frame revolvers. Additionally, they are fitted with a very Python-esque vent rib. The sights are good and the action is smooth. These guns are built of modern steel on modern equipment and represent a solid value for the money. This revolver will make a good, reliable companion for the lucky winning bidder.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: The Rossi Model 951 is not on the CA “roster of approved for sale handguns”, but is available as a private party transfer (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley.
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