First Look: Rossi R95 Lever-Action Rifle


Rossi has just updated its lever-action rifle series with the announcement of the R95 in .30-30 Winchester.

The Rossi R92 lever-action rifle series has been providing Americans with affordable lever guns since the 1970s, but the line has only been available chambered for revolver cartridges such as .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum. Now with the announcement of the R95 in .30-30 Winchester, appreciators of the Brazilian company’s lever-actions have the option of something more substantial.

Rossi R95 Trapper.

The R95 is initially being offered in two configurations, the Classic model with a 20-inch barrel and the Trapper model with a 16.5-inch barrel. Regardless of the model selected, all R95 barrels are hammer forged and feature a 1:12 RH twist. Both models also sport 5-round magazine tubes, large loading gates and receivers that have been drilled and tapped for optics. Rossi also claims that the R95 is ready for customization as it’s “compatible with rails and handguards that work with another major manufacturer’s lever action.”

Rossi R95 Classic with scope.

As for the R95’s aesthetics, the metal features a black oxide finish that is corrosion-resistant, protective against the elements and attractive. It also has a hardwood forend and stock that are given a walnut finish. Other details of the R95 worth mentioning include its hand-finished lever action for smoother cycling, its adjustable buckhorn rear sight and its cross-bolt thumb safety.


Both models of Rossi R95 are available now and they share an MSRP of $949.99.

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