The Rossi firearms company has been around since 1889 and during this time they have been providing quality firearms at an affordable price. Although they produce muzzle loaders, single shot rifles, shotguns and revolvers, they are perhaps best known for their lever actions rifles.
Among their line of lever actioned rifles, is the Rio Grande series. The Rio Grande is available in either blued or synthetic finishes and has a side ejection port which facilitates easy scope mounting. Barrel length is 20 inch’s which seems popular with traditional lever gun fans. Up until now the Rio Grande has been available only in 30/30 Winchester, which holds six in the magazine. However, Rossi has now released the Rio Grande in both 45/70 and the .410 gauge Shot cartridge. The 45/70 model will hold six in the magazine and the .410 will hold five.
This new release has only just made press in the states, so time will only tell as to when they will become available to Australian shooters.