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.
- 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.
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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