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I have ran across someone interested in trading their Rossi 357 4" revolver in excellent condition. The swap would be for my excellent condition Ruger LCP. I don't know much about Rossi but I am wondering if this would be a good swap. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.
 

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equal value if you want to trade. i had a few rossi's over the years and none had any problems. on the other hand, the ruger is just a rebuilt keltec so to me its apples to apples. its definitely a substantial increase in firepower. id probably do it if the .357 was something i wanted and i had no need for the lcp other than EDC.
worse case scenario - you can always buy another lcp.
 

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I originally bought the LCP for the Lady, she doesn't care for it. I carry an XD40 4" for my CCW so I don't really care for it. I'd like to have the option of 357 magnum power or 38 special so it seems good but im cautious to buy an unknown, I know Ruger quality and have no fear in buying Ruger, Rossi is a stranger to me.
 

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Rossi is ok Not perfect but should be just right 357 when needed, 38's when not. Wife might like it better- but its not an EDC like a snub revolver. Taurus 85 is good for that but I prefer the 38 spl version- lighter than 357 snubs.
 

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Is ther any way you can sucker them out of their gun without giving up one of your own? I've heard that some rubes are willing to take pieces of paper in exchange for arms ...
 

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Is ther any way you can sucker them out of their gun without giving up one of your own? I've heard that some rubes are willing to take pieces of paper in exchange for arms ...
ya I could, wants 350$ for it, comes with a speedloader, holster, 50 rounds 357, and 50 rounds 38.

But since I've got two xd40's one in 5" and one in 4" the LCP is kinda just a paperweight, also the swap gives me an pistol that's unregistered to me. In Oregon you do not have to transfer it into your name nor do you have to record who you sold yours to.

Ya id like to keep my pistol but just don't have the extra paper lying around right now.
 

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I say trade. The holster, rounds, and speedloader add a little sugar to the pot. Of course you haven't said what you're throwing in if anything. Rossis are decent guns and having a .357 is always nice.
 

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ya I could, wants 350$ for it, comes with a speedloader, holster, 50 rounds 357, and 50 rounds 38.

But since I've got two xd40's one in 5" and one in 4" the LCP is kinda just a paperweight, also the swap gives me an pistol that's unregistered to me. In Oregon you do not have to transfer it into your name nor do you have to record who you sold yours to.

Ya id like to keep my pistol but just don't have the extra paper lying around right now.
And if he commits a crime with your firearm, who's door will they be knocking on? Works both ways.
 

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Trade him an x-box for the .357 and keep your lcp. As far as quality goes, Rossi is below taurus, which is below S&W, which is below Ruger.

The only Rossi that I actually liked was their old pump action .22 youth rifle. That was a fun gun! Not sure if they even make it anymore.
 

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ya I was wondering how I could get his untraced, and give him mine but clear my name of it at the same time. any ideas?
unless you have registration in oregon it is of no concern. this is how the trace will work if something goes wrong. they will call the manufacturer, who calls the wholesaler, who calls the dealer who originally sold it, who goes over to his file cabinet and pulls out his 4473 form and tells them who they sold it to. the agents then show up on your front door and politely ask you if you still own it. if not they will ask to whom you sold it to. you then either present a bill of sale, based on your local ordinances, you tell them you sold it at the last swap meet to a man with a valid oregon DL and carry permit. you didnt bother to write his info down because it wasnt required to do so. not really that big a deal either way. look up your states laws!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Any person who transfers a firearm at a gun show is required
to request a criminal background check before completing the transfer.
Any person who transfers a firearm at any location other than a gun
show may voluntarily request a criminal background check before
completing the transfer."

http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/ORSL.pdf
 

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Food for thought

ya I was wondering how I could get his untraced, and give him mine but clear my name of it at the same time. any ideas?
The problem with a used handgun is all the unknowns, the most importantly you have no idea If it's killed anyone. A ballistics match would suck. I would keep the Ruger personally. Sound's like it's going to be sitting around too. If the wife was wanting to carry it then I'd do it.
 

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When buying or selling guns privately. I write up 2 receipts one for me one for the other party.

The receipt has the gun's info:
Make
Model
Serial #
Caliber

It also has both parties info to include DL#, name, and address.

This info protects both of us incase a firearm is stolen and used in a crime.
 
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