Pistol cartridge lever-actions have had attention of the American public since the days of the Old West when having a rifle and pistol that shoot the same caliber just made sense.
There are numerous variations―rifles, carbines, standard loop, oversized loop—including Rossi’s Model ’92 hybrid—the Ranch Hand. This Mare’s Leg version (think Steve McQueen in “Wanted: Dead or Alive”) is a short, 24-inch carbine, available in three popular pistol rounds— .38 Spl./.357 Mag., .44 Mag. and .45 Colt.
The Ranch Hand’s 12-inch barrel complies with federal regulations, and features a gold-bead front sight with an adjustable buckhorn rear sight and an oversized loop lever. MSRP is $536.
Caliber: .38 Spl./.357 Mag., .44 Mag., .45 Colt
Action: lever-action repeating pistol
Receiver: investment cast steel
Finish: matte blue
Magazine Capacity: six rounds
Overall Length: 24”
Barrel Length: 12”
Rifling: six groove, 1:30” RH twist
Weight: 4 lbs.
Sights: adjustable buckhorn rear, milled front post with brass insert
Trigger: non-adjustable single stage; 5 lbs. 7 ozs.
Stock: Brazilian hardwood
Accessories: manual, safety lock
Suggested Retail Price: $536