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willieH
02-14-2013, 16:43
The local shop received an ammo shipment and I went by to restock my meager supplies. I had to kick some tires while waiting to be helped and in the dark corner I spied what appeared to be a child's rifle. Out of curiosity I asked to look it. As this was placed in my hands, the lights dimmed, electric bolts swirled and an enchanted voice told me to buy it.

I love this handgun, yes that's how they sell the 38spl/357mag 12" barrel mares leg. I'm not sure what I'll use it for, other than a range blaster.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/wlhutch/22/RossiM92RH_zpscc7c9aaf.jpg

NAS T MAG
02-14-2013, 16:52
I love that gun! Been wanting one for awhile. Congrats.

ctfireman
02-14-2013, 17:42
It is very cool. It took me forever to find one when they first came out but i got it. Mine is in .45 lc.

raven11
02-14-2013, 18:29
very cool, i've been meaning to get one one day when i get a revolver so i have a reason to stock up on .38 and .357. they seem pretty reliable haven't heard a bad thing about them

M2 Carbine
02-14-2013, 19:24
Being a old Steve McQueen fan I couldn't wait to get one when they first came out.
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/RossiRH-1.jpg


Even though I reload 38/357 I piled up a lot of brass.
I thought, what we need is a 22LR Mare's Leg.
So I bought the first Henry I saw.
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/HenryML.jpg


The LGS took in a nice 45LC in trade a few days ago. I'd buy it but I'm not into reloading the 45LC.

Filhar
02-14-2013, 19:43
Truck gun, but you're going to have a tough time convincing the nice Police Officer that it's a handgun.

Ruggles
02-14-2013, 19:45
Easily one of the most unless firearm made today....

But one of the coolest :) I would love one in .45LC. :)

Nice pick up :)

M2 Carbine
02-15-2013, 08:33
The gun can be steadied by laying the side if the butt stock against your cheek.
Don't do it.
I shot the gun like this with 38 Special. Seemed to be OK and it did help aimed fire.

Next morning looking in the morror it looked like someone beat the crap out of my face. My cheek was brused for several days.


A small lady that shot the 22 could put the butt stock against her shoulder. She was very accurate even back to 52 yards.
She liked the 22 Henery so much she bought one. :)


With a little practice shooting from the hip you can get very accurate beyound 10 yards, fast firing.
And fast firing is fun.

Bill Keith
02-15-2013, 10:39
Congrats on your new Blaster!

Quigley
01-07-2014, 18:59
Figured I'd revive this old thread with my new purchase in .357
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af342/FATCUZ66/E902381D-559B-4C19-812C-7EFF85640F79_zpsizpi3jsc.jpg (http://s1022.photobucket.com/user/FATCUZ66/media/E902381D-559B-4C19-812C-7EFF85640F79_zpsizpi3jsc.jpg.html)

Bruce M
01-07-2014, 19:33
Looks like they would be a huge amount of fun at the range.

bac1023
01-07-2014, 19:35
Very nice Willie

Congrats! :cool:

Syclone0538
01-07-2014, 20:01
I figured the point was to be able to hunt deer with it in shotgun/handgun only states.

FourthPointOfContact
01-07-2014, 22:08
Easily one of the most unless firearm made today....

But one of the coolest :) I would love one in .45LC. :)

Nice pick up :)
Yes, but can you imagine SBR'ing one? Aside from the tax stamp there isn't anything that's cheaper to do that with. And then you can twirl cock the thing like Rooster Cogburn.

NeverMore1701
01-07-2014, 23:00
http://doodletribe.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/zoe.jpg

Berto
01-08-2014, 00:14
I like the para cord treatment on that, Quigley. Very cool.

ShallNotBeInfringed
01-08-2014, 00:26
I have one in .22 by Henry.

Great little rifle (er a big handgun )

Someone explain to me how the batf puts this as a handgun? Seems more like a short barrel rifle with a cut off stock. Do the same thing to a rifle in your collection now, and get 10 years of free room and board.

sent from my rotary wall phone

FourthPointOfContact
01-08-2014, 00:32
Someone explain to me how the batf puts this as a handgun? Seems more like a short barrel rifle with a cut off stock. Do the same thing to a rifle in your collection now, and get 10 years of free room and board.
Much like a PGO shotgun or a pistol based upon the AR platform the receiver was manufactured never having been a long arm. The BATF says the abbreviated portion of the firearm isn't designed to be placed against the shoulder, so they label the firearm as a handgun, nor a long gun.

If you 'do the same thing to a rifle in your collection' then you've done the same thing to a rifle in your collection. The Rossi was never a rifle to begin with

Nakanokalronin
01-08-2014, 00:41
They're neat and you'll need time to learn how to shoot it correctly, but they're neat. I sold mine in 45 Colt for a 20" carbine R92 in the same caliber. I just found it much more useful and easier to shoot from the shoulder. I know they can be changed out, but the smaller loops allows for faster lever manipulation as well.

No reason to justify buying one other then they're a cool little piece. :cool:

skeeter7
01-08-2014, 00:50
Those look pretty cool. I think I prefer the smaller loop though. :cool:

willieH
01-08-2014, 01:55
Very nice Willie

Congrats! :cool:

Thanks. The gun is best fired from the hip with little accuracy and is unwieldy while using the sights. After the novelty wore off, I traded it for a Springfield 1911 Range Officer in 9mm.

Quigley
01-08-2014, 07:07
I like the para cord treatment on that, Quigley. Very cool.

Thanks :supergrin: It really cushions the knuckles when manipulating the lever rapidly. maybe not everyone but I can fire this gun shouldered and work the lever at a decent speed while doing so. I place my hand on the outside of the lever and hold it like a pistol grip. Its a more comfortable hold and allows the lever to be worked in an unethical fashion that works surprisingly well. Maybe i'll post a video of me doing so after my next range outing.

M2 Carbine
01-08-2014, 07:33
Last year I taught a retired Hollywood stunt woman to shoot.
The lady had worked with Steve McQueen a lot on "Wanted Dead or Alive'.
The minute she shot my Mares Leg she had to get one. :)



Interesting woman.
She held the woman's motorcycle speed record for 30 years.

deguelo
01-08-2014, 18:36
here I ny (I know, I know), a 'rifle' is defined, in part, as 'designed to fired from the shoulder'.

as the rossi ranch hand is not designed to be fired from the shoulder, it is legal for a commoner own, even in this hoplophobic hell hole.

regards to all-- deguelo

Quigley
01-08-2014, 22:14
So you can't own a rifle in NY?

Johnny Ringo
01-09-2014, 06:07
Always wanted a Mare's Leg, but never seem to like the price enough to purchase one. As an alternative, however, I decided on something I'd likely enjoy shooting a bit more - an Uberti Revolving Carbine chambered in .44-40.

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/Mongo44/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1027_zps873d234f.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/Mongo44/media/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1027_zps873d234f.jpg.html)

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/Mongo44/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1028_zpsce2b245f.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/Mongo44/media/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1028_zpsce2b245f.jpg.html)

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/Mongo44/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1026_zps57bb5822.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/Mongo44/media/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1026_zps57bb5822.jpg.html)

NeverMore1701
01-09-2014, 08:51
Always wanted a Mare's Leg, but never seem to like the price enough to purchase one. As an alternative, however, I decided on something I'd likely enjoy shooting a bit more - an Uberti Revolving Carbine chambered in .44-40.

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/Mongo44/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1027_zps873d234f.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/Mongo44/media/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1027_zps873d234f.jpg.html)

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/Mongo44/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1028_zpsce2b245f.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/Mongo44/media/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1028_zpsce2b245f.jpg.html)

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/Mongo44/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1026_zps57bb5822.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/Mongo44/media/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1026_zps57bb5822.jpg.html)

I've always thought a modern version based on a GP100 or similar would be cool.

Johnny Ringo
01-09-2014, 09:29
That would be cool!

Camdenbullit52
01-09-2014, 09:29
Great little saddle gun!

Quigley
01-09-2014, 09:44
I've always thought a modern version based on a GP100 or similar would be cool.

rossi has the circuit judge which is that idea. if only in 357:upeyes:

NeverMore1701
01-09-2014, 09:51
rossi has the circuit judge which is that idea. if only in 357:upeyes:

A. Rossi.
B. Stupid .410/.45LC trend.

Quigley
01-09-2014, 10:22
A. Rossi.
B. Stupid .410/.45LC trend.

I've never been a Rossi fan but this Mare's Leg is BA

ShallNotBeInfringed
01-09-2014, 23:00
Much like a PGO shotgun or a pistol based upon the AR platform the receiver was manufactured never having been a long arm. The BATF says the abbreviated portion of the firearm isn't designed to be placed against the shoulder, so they label the firearm as a handgun, nor a long gun.

If you 'do the same thing to a rifle in your collection' then you've done the same thing to a rifle in your collection. The Rossi was never a rifle to begin with

I have a AR pistol as well. Both are about as much a handgun (not hands gun) As a pig flies. O well, they are fun, and I just collect what they sell.

sent from my rotary wall phone

Road Dog
01-10-2014, 10:36
Hickok45's video of the SBR mare's leg makes me want one to convert. Of course done so legally.

VinnieD
01-10-2014, 10:50
Had one. Didn't cycle reliably, did worse with .357, couldn't be properly handled as a handgun or long gun, and chewed up brass. Was later stolen. Don't miss it. The loser will deserve it when the thing blows up in his face. I'd love to have a .357 carbine proper some day, but not this one.

Quigley
01-10-2014, 11:34
Had one. Didn't cycle reliably, did worse with .357, couldn't be properly handled as a handgun or long gun, and chewed up brass. Was later stolen. Don't miss it. The loser will deserve it when the thing blows up in his face. I'd love to have a .357 carbine proper some day, but not this one.

Sounds like you got a lemon. thankfully mine eats everything now matter how slow or fast you work the lever. I love it and can shoot it like a rifle. Its because I have a large chest, comes from lifting weights. :tongueout:

deguelo
01-10-2014, 21:23
So you can't own a rifle in NY?



I should have been more clear. a commoner cannot own an sbr in ny, but because of the ranch hand's design, it's considered a handgun, not a rifle. such a gun would have to be listed on a ny'er's pistol lisence.

regards-- deguelo

Haldor
01-10-2014, 21:27
Always wanted a Mare's Leg, but never seem to like the price enough to purchase one. As an alternative, however, I decided on something I'd likely enjoy shooting a bit more - an Uberti Revolving Carbine chambered in .44-40.

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/Mongo44/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1027_zps873d234f.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/Mongo44/media/Firearms%20Inventory/IMG_1027_zps873d234f.jpg.html)

Where do you put your left hand? In front of the cylinder?


I don't think so.

M2 Carbine
01-11-2014, 07:51
Where do you put your left hand? In front of the cylinder?

I have the Rossi Circuit Judge 22LR/Mag and Taurus Circuit Judge .410 shotgun.
They have small blast shields in front of the cylinder which are ineffective. Your bare wrist will still be stung by the blast (hurts).
The guns are light weight enough that I shoot them with a two hand hold on the grip, like shooting a pistol.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/RossiCircuitJudge22_zps58c87bcd.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/Bell-helicopter-407/media/RossiCircuitJudge22_zps58c87bcd.jpg.html)

hunter 111
01-11-2014, 08:34
Much like a PGO shotgun or a pistol based upon the AR platform the receiver was manufactured never having been a long arm. The BATF says the abbreviated portion of the firearm isn't designed to be placed against the shoulder, so they label the firearm as a handgun, nor a long gun.

If you 'do the same thing to a rifle in your collection' then you've done the same thing to a rifle in your collection. The Rossi was never a rifle to begin with

Only the government could be so stupid as to make the reversed facts a violation of law.
Main reason we need less government

southern thunder
01-11-2014, 09:02
Congrats. I see one every once in awhile down here.

cloudbuster
01-11-2014, 23:51
Thanks. The gun is best fired from the hip with little accuracy and is unwieldy while using the sights. After the novelty wore off, I traded it for a Springfield 1911 Range Officer in 9mm.

It seems that the only way to fire it comfortably with any accuracy would be to install a laser, which is kind of counter to the aesthetic of the gun.

NeverMore1701
01-12-2014, 01:34
It seems that the only way to fire it comfortably with any accuracy would be to install a laser, which is kind of counter to the aesthetic of the gun.

I beg to differ:

http://doodletribe.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/zoe.jpg

willieH
01-12-2014, 02:02
... and the 'Woody' version is always on target and never runs out of ammo.

http://content7.flixster.com/rtmovie/46/20/46205_gal.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/wlhutch/22/600px-ZL4_zps13ff33c2.jpg

barth
01-12-2014, 02:32
https://www.slickguns.com/sites/default/files/HNH006CML.jpg

cloudbuster
01-12-2014, 07:44
I beg to differ:

I don't think I can afford the model that comes complete with Gina Torres.

Quigley
01-13-2014, 05:49
It seems that the only way to fire it comfortably with any accuracy would be to install a laser, which is kind of counter to the aesthetic of the gun.

The push pull method works fine, but the best method is shouldered and by far the most accurate.

M2 Carbine
01-13-2014, 11:44
Although the most fun is shooting from the hip, I put a Red Dot on the Henry 22 for accurate shooting.
And it is accurate. A neighbor lady was shooting the gun at 52 yards. She liked the Henry she bought one.

If I can find a good laser to fit this gun I'll replace the Red Dot and shoot the gun in low light/dark.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/HenryMaresLeg22.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/Bell-helicopter-407/media/HenryMaresLeg22.jpg.html)

M2 Carbine
01-13-2014, 17:30
Nope, changed my mind.

I have a rail that fits the Henry. Installed a Crimson Rail Master laser and shot about 40 rounds.

Could not hardly miss shooting from the hip but it wasn't as much fun as just pointing and shooting.

Johnny Ringo
01-13-2014, 19:09
Where do you put your left hand? In front of the cylinder?


I don't think so.

I was going to mention that, but forgot.

You CAN put your hand there, but I wish you all the luck...

The little grip-tang hanging from the trigger guard helps to steady the little rifle.

Quigley
01-13-2014, 20:55
I wonder why someone doesn't take the Nagant revolver concept where the cylinder actually moves forward to seal the cylinder gap on the revolving carbines.