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See the history article on the website; looks like they cut a deal for the revolvers to be outsourced to Taurus.


At the same time, Forjas Taurus, S.A. purchased the rights and the equipment to manufacture Rossi handguns. Taurus manufactures three models of .38 Special revolvers and four models of .357 Magnum revolvers under contract with Rossi. Revolvers sold by BrazTech with the Rossi name are manufactured in a brand new facility owned by Taurus in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil. Much of the tooling and many of the machines were acquired from Rossi during negotiations between the companies.


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Actually Rossi quit making handguns in the late '90's when they commissioned Taurus to do so for them. It only took a few years for Taurus to screw that up the rest of the way and the plug was pulled completely. You have real Amedeo Rossi revolvers until you have Rossi by Taurus then just Taurus. As is the case with their lever action rifles, the older the better as far as build quality goes. Unfortunately, there is no parts support on the old ones either.
 
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