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    Default Rossi .38 Questions

    What can you guys tell me about this gun? I know it's a Rossi .38 revolver, but I can't seem to find or figure out the model, as I only see the snub ones on google when I look for it. It's my mom's but she's thinking about selling it to get a pistol instead. It was only actually fired once; she got it for home defense originally. It was bought in the early 90's I believe. I'd like to know the model and about what it would be worth if anyone knows that, and anything else any of you may know about it. Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Rossi .38 Questions

    Open the crane/yoke, the model will be stamped in there. Its probably a model 68 with what looks to be about a 3" barrel +/-.
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    Default Re: Rossi .38 Questions

    It has M88 and 432F stamped there. I'm guessing that's model 88, but it's odd; all the ones I can find online either have wooden grips and look older, or are 2 inch snub-noses.
    Last edited by GeneralWashington; May 11th, 2012 at 11:15 PM.

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    Default Re: Rossi .38 Questions

    Those Rossis are fine revolvers, does your mom really have to sell it? I would keep it. THe Resale value on them are really low anyway, just hate to see your mom give away such a beautiful little gun that has kept her safe all these years.

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    Default Re: Rossi .38 Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by mrnyman View Post
    Those Rossis are fine revolvers, does your mom really have to sell it? I would keep it. THe Resale value on them are really low anyway, just hate to see your mom give away such a beautiful little gun that has kept her safe all these years.
    She has her reasons, and she said she'd feel more comfortable with a pistol, even if its something like a hi-point.

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    Default Re: Rossi .38 Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by AK47sForAll View Post
    She has her reasons, and she said she'd feel more comfortable with a pistol, even if its something like a hi-point.
    Oh my God, a high point?

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    Default Re: Rossi .38 Questions

    I would trust a baseball bat with a 8-penny nail in it before a Hi-point. They are fine range guns but for home defense I would never skimp. How much is she asking for it?

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    Default Re: Rossi .38 Questions

    That's a nice looking Rossi.

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    Default Re: Rossi .38 Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by AK47sForAll View Post
    It has M88 and 432F stamped there. I'm guessing that's model 88, but it's odd; all the ones I can find online either have wooden grips and look older, or are 2 inch snub-noses.
    grips are pachmayer so most likely not the originals.

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