SOLD FOR: $1100
Year of Manufacture: Circa 1978-1988
Caliber/Gauge: 12 Gauge, 3” Shells
Action Type: Top-Break, Dual External Hammers, Dual Triggers, Side by Side Shotgun (SxS) with Extractor
Markings: The top of the left barrel is marked “12 GAUGE 3””. The top of the rib is marked “AMADEO ROSSI S.A.” and “MADE IN BRAZIL” The bottom of the left barrel is marked “M”. The bottom of the right barrel is marked “IC”. Both barrels are marked “I” on the bottom. The bottom of the barrel lug is marked “8749”. The Forend Iron is marked “8749” while the wood on the top of the forend is marked “8749” and “4”. The right side of the water table is marked with the serial number “T119631”. The center of the water table is marked “8728”. The left side of the water table is marked “8749”. The left side of the receiver is marked “INTERARMS / ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA”. The buttplate has the Rossi logo.
Barrel Length: 20.5”
Choke: The left barrel is choked Modified. The right barrel is choked Improved Cylinder. Both chokes are fixed.
Weight: 6 Pounds, 9.8 Ounces
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a brass bead fixed to the muzzle end of the rib. The rib is serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stocks are two-piece wood with a detachable beavertail forend and buttstock with straight comb, semi-pistol grip and black plastic serrated buttplate. The stocks have some handling wear which includes some scratches and nicks. Notably, there us a ding at the rear end of the top tang, two nicks on the comb, and a number of scratches on the forend. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP from the front tigger is 14 1/8” to the rear end of the buttplate, while it is 13 1/4” from the rear trigger to the rear end of the buttplate. The buttplate has only some minor handling wear. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are both mostly bright. There is stubborn fouling in both bores.
Overall Condition: The shotgun retains about 75% of its metal finish. There is moderate handling wear which includes small scratches, nicks and scuffs. Notably, the muzzle has finish loss from operational wear, the barrels have a number of scuffs and scratches where the finish has worn off and the receiver has some wear. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are serviceable. Overall, the shotgun is in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The action can be opened with the hammers cocked. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Rossi overland is a 12 gauge side by side shotgun that is chambered for 3” shells. Amadeo Rossi founded his namesake gun company in 1889, but Rossi only entered the U.S. market in the 1970s. The company’s products were originally distributed by a number of American importers before Rossi ultimately established its own subsidiary in the U.S. BrazTech. The shotgun was imported from the late 1970s until 1988. This particular shotgun is immensely popular among cowboy action shooting enthusiasts for its affordability and quality design. Good luck on your bid!