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The Rossi Gallery .22LR Pump Action RifleThe Firearm Blog

While attending the Gathering at the Sawmill event in South Carolina, I came across the Rossi booth and to my surprise, there were a couple of firearms there I had never seen before. A while back on The Rimfire Report,  I covered a few pump-action style .22LR rifles that were already on the market. I had somehow missed the Rossi Gallery release during SHOT Show 2020 and was glad to finally get to experience it hands-on at The Gathering at the Sawmill.

The Rossi Gallery .22LR Pump Action Rifle

The Rossi Gallery is a near-exact clone of the Winchester Model 61/62 pump action rifle. Gallery guns of that type were fairly popular for recreational shooters and even children learning to shoot. Even today, pump-action rimfire rifles like the Rossi Gallery can often be found in the hands of landowners out hunting squirrels or groundhogs for pest control.

Specifications

  • Action: Pump
  • Finish: Polished Black
  • Tube Capacity: 15
  • Sights: Buckhorn Style
  • Safety: Cross-bolt
  • Barrel: 18-inches
  • OAL: 36-inches
  • MSRP: $358.48

Styled after the original gallery guns of the late 1890s, the Rossi Gallery is a sliding-action pump rifle chambered for .22 LR. Featuring a polished black 18-inch barrel and 15-round capacity tube magazine, the Gallery reintroduces one of the most endearing and fun target, plinking, and small game hunting rifles in American history.

I ran a couple of tubes through the Rossi Gallery at the event and it was as fun as you could expect. There is just something about manually operated firearms that make them a joy to shoot over semi-auto rifles or pistols. The firearm I shot at the booth had an extremely smooth action and light but a safe trigger.

The Rossi Gallery 22 18-Inch 22LR Pump Action Rifle

Loading the Gallery was a breeze and with a 15-round tube, it seemed like the fun would never end. If I had any requests that I could give directly to Rossi as far as future iterations of pump-action .22LR guns go, it would be to produce a model with a threaded barrel and perhaps even a side loading or bottom loading version.



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