Rossi Model 971

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Rossi M971 with 2.5" Barrel - .357 Magnum. This version is also purposed with compensator.
Rossi M971 with 4" Barrel - .357 Magnum.
Rossi M971 with 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum.

The 971 is offered in caliber .357 Magnum only. The revolver is double action and it fires six rounds per load. It weighs one pound and fourteen ounces. It is nine and one-eighth inches long and it is five and seven-sixteenths up and down. It is made of steel and its finish is blued. The 971's sights are adjustable and its sight radius is five fifteen-sixteenths inches.

Along with the 971 Rossi also produces the Model 972. This is a polished stainless steel version of the 971. Both revolvers have a rubberized finger grove grip and adjustable rear sight (both windage and elevation). The 971 and 972 are both produced in Brazil by Tarus Firearms Ltd. under license from Rossi USA.

Both the model 971 and 972 are certified for use with .38 Special +P rounds, and have a limited lifetime warranty through Rossi USA.

Specifications

(1988 - ????)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .357 Magnum
  • Weight: 2.25 lbs (1.02 kg)
  • Length: 9 in (22.9 cm)
  • Barrel length: 2.5 in (6.35 cm), 4 in (10.2 cm), 6 in (15.2 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Rossi Model 971 revolver can be seen in the following films and television series used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
American Dragons Joong-Hoon Park Detective Kim 2.5" 1998
Demons of War Boguslaw Linda Maj. Edward Keller 2.5" 1998
Reindeer Games Charlize Theron Ashley 2.5" with Unfluted Cylinder 2000
Final Destination 2 Michael Landes Thomas Burke 2003
Final Destination 2 Terrence 'T.C.' Carson Eugene Dix 2003
He Was A Quiet Man Christian Slater Bob Maconel 2.5" with Unfluted Cylinder 2007

Television

Actor Character Show Title Note / Episode Air Date
B.D. Wong SFPD Detective Glen Chao The X-Files - Season 3 Snub-nose / "Hell Money" (S3E19) 1996
Claudia Black Vala Mal Doran Stargate SG-1 - Season 10 "Memento Mori" (S10E08) 2006




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