Rossi R92 Safety Removal

Rossi R92 Safety Removal

I thought I would get creative on how to plug the hole left behind from the safety removal on my Rossi R92. After some research, I found that the 25 ACP cartridge was near perfect match to fill the hole left by the safety mechanism. What you don’t see in this video is where I filed down to the top of the bolt to remove the green and red “S” & “F”, which was unsightly. All it takes is a some elbow grease, a file and some sandpaper.

49 Comments

  1. jac y on November 28, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Why would you put a .25 in a non .25 rifle except a path of least resistance and laziness. A ss bolt turned down and an accurate drilled hole would have left it almost unnoticeable- IF it really needed to be removed in the first place. Looks shoddy.



  2. Strutingeagle on November 28, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Ridiculaterus to put a case head of a different caliber on a rifle that does not shoot it.



  3. Orange Horse on November 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Just did. 😉



  4. willam wallace on November 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    springs and balls on guns is the real reason they invented zip-lock bags.



  5. Gary pic on November 28, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Looks like crap



  6. Texas Elvis on November 28, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    What size punch did you use? 1/16?



  7. Dalmanation on November 28, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Good job



  8. chad chad on November 28, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    I have a safety on my R92 triple black 357, and I couldn’t care less that it is there! Gun is awesome and I don’t think about that safety at all!



  9. David Watson on November 28, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    WHY????



  10. Ed D on November 28, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I had my safety break. The pin holding it in broke so now I have no safety, my question is that with the firing pin now floating is it safe in this condition and with this replacement is the firing pin still floating?



  11. Wilton Smith on November 28, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    A very cool way to make the hole go away might be to have a machinist “freeze plug” it.



  12. bushed274 on November 28, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Local fella who passed away last fall was a gunsmith, welder, machinist all rolled into one removed the safety on my Rossi 92/44 mag, filled the hole with weld material, ground the "F" and "S" off the top of the bolt and after polishing and touching up the bluing you’d never know the gun ever had a safety. He cautioned that you have to know what your doing when you do any heating/welding on or near the pressure bearing parts of a rifle. If you temper or crystalize the steel it loses its strength. The safety replacement plugs with the "F" and "S" left on the bolt frankly look kinda amateurish.



  13. Lex5576 on November 28, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I wonder if the hole can be drilled and tapped for a slotted set screw?  I’m not bothered by the safety  myself, but a lot of Winchester purists into cowboy action shooting see it as an eyesore. There’s a guy featured on Gunblast.com that manufactures a plug expressly made for the Rossi safety.



  14. Nicholas Pietrzak on November 28, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    considering getting one of these and would definitely be doin this



  15. tonelar415 on November 28, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    wouldn’t the pin you drove out hold that 25Cal plug back in place?



  16. Jesse Sisolack on November 28, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Okay so the safety is not all that hard to remove. Good. I will get that one I saw at the pawn shop then. I was not going to get it because of that idiotic safety.



  17. spaceace5621 on November 28, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    stevesgunz makes a replacement if you don’t want to go through the hassle of modifying a casing, but thanks for the info on removal man



  18. owgarr on November 28, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I’m replacing mine with a peep but am having trouble drifting the pin out. It’s binding up about 3/4 the way out. Any suggestions?



  19. mohawkc77 on November 28, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I knocked a stainless pin in mine that stuck up a bit higher. Then filed it flat and drilled a hole in it . Now I have a fixed ghost ring site . I made sure it was low so I could file down the foresite too get the elevation correct . its simple , fast and looks like it belongs there.



  20. In Gratitude I Am on November 28, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    And then there’s the little issue from BATFE and Title 18 USC 922r compliance issues…



  21. Andrew Buckner on November 28, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    The safety on my Rossi 92 partially rotates when shooting and causes the firing pin to just lightly dent the primer causing a failure to fire. If I switch the safety to off and then back to fire, the shell will then fire. I will be removing the safety. Thanks for your video.



  22. Daniel Stoner on November 28, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    So the firing pin now goes UNDER the empty partial .25 shell?



  23. Bob March on November 28, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    fill the hole with JB weld



  24. Dale Bruemmer on November 28, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Great information, I own one and it has helped me.  I have always wanted  to do something with the wood.  I am considering burnishing it with a torch.  Have you done anything to the wood. 



  25. James Farmer on November 28, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    A fine example from the Wiley Coyote school of gunsmithing. If you’re not bleeding, you’re not doing it right!



  26. MĂ„rten Wigardt on November 28, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    A lot of work for an ugly and unnecessary fix..



  27. Scot Pearson on November 28, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    seems like a lot busy work to me.  What does the safety hurt is the first place?   this is a good rifle but it’s not a Winchester!



  28. Grumpy old fart on November 28, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    just put a few drops of WD 40 in the primer, and leave it alone.



  29. bill and bev ooley on November 28, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    I just purchased a new 92/357 and would like to remove the safety. I would also like the parts polished and upgraded. Would you be interested in the job or do you know anyone in upper midwest who would be interested. gun dude in minnesota @ bp2685 @ Gmail .com



  30. RD on November 28, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    I can’t comprehend why some people want to remove safety devices from their guns. I have guns and have not removed the safety’s and they still all work fine. Is this a protest against govt. regulations? Do these folks also remove the seat belts and or air bags from their autos? BTW pretty sloppy work on your removal.



  31. Doug Walker on November 28, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    after you removed the safety and put the plug in did you have/notice the slop with the firing pin? mine seems to have some play without the safety and i was wondering if you had the same?



  32. Doug Poulton on November 28, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Steve’s Guns sells a replacement plug for $18.95 so you don’t need to buy a box of 25acp and bugger it up. https://store.stevesgunz.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4_9&products_id=7



  33. willam wallace on November 28, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I replaced my "safety" with an aftermarket ghost ring/peep sight which I like and I have a much longer sight radius.



  34. John Lubner on November 28, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Just wondering, what size punch did you use to get the pin out?



  35. M G on November 28, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Good thing for your video I absolutely hate the safety on mine I don’t trust it at all and it looks bad thanks for the upload



  36. Scot Pearson on November 28, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I really do appreciate all the information, thanks for taking the time to make a do it yourself job of cleaning up the action on the great gun.  I am kinda old and I like to kid around.  thanksalot     glenn



  37. Youtubeuser81 on November 28, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I like what you did to your rossi 92, are you from the LA area?



  38. Orange Horse on November 28, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    The most enlightening video I’ve seen in months!! It may sound silly, but that stupid looking goddamned safety is what’s been driving me away from purchasing a Rossi .45 long colt. I may actually machine a piece of stainless stock for the same purpose. THANX FOR THE GREAT HOW TO! 🙂



  39. 666toysoldier on November 28, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Since the only way to empty the magazine is through the action, being able to do that with the safety on is a plus. I think the .25acp shell looks worse than the safety.



  40. Scot Pearson on November 28, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    You sound like a nice man and a responsible parent to me and I was just having some fun with you.  I hope your not too mad at me.   thanksalot  glenn.



  41. Propeller Head on November 28, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I understand why some don’t like the safety. But this isn’t a authentic Winchester so the safety doesn’t bother me. I just leave it on fire. It’s there if I need it. Like when I hand the loaded gun to my spastic nephew.. Ha Ha



  42. Power Surge on November 28, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    This is how to make your gun worth half or less than when you started..  Too many people have too much time on their hands to mutilate their stuff.  If you don’t like the safety, don’t ever use it, and it will not jump up and bother you….



  43. Ihategiggle gigglesucks on November 28, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I have one and hate that safety, the location is an eye sore and if I am using a tang sight it sometimes eat part of the larger apertures.  The Winchester 1892 got a long with a have cock notch and if I am not ready to shoot after loading the chamber, I lower th hammer pointing it at the ground. No kids in the house and a gun safe. I train all on safe gun handling.  That is better than counting on a safety that might not work.



  44. Scot Pearson on November 28, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    It don’t hurt anything to have a safety in this day and time, think about the kids.  I’m just saying



  45. William Sullivan on November 28, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    It does look nice, but I don’t see a problem with the safety. I can understand it doesn’t really need the safety and your mod looks cool though. I would have just left it, but that’s just me.



  46. T.C, C. on November 28, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    To those remarking negatively about the modification in regards to safety and gun value. Personally I feel like it’s worth MORE modified. The safety is unneeded on this model lever gun.
    Plus the asthetics are GREATLY improved
    But here’s the thing, the mod could easily be reversed if needed



  47. DON CROCKER on November 28, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    25 ACP shell set into the top of the bolt on a 357 magnum Rossi R92? Why didn’t you sand off the marking on the 25 ACP shell? It will confuse may who will see it!



  48. willglo on November 28, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Can’t you just leave the safety in the "Fire" position, grind the switch off the top of the gun, smooth / polish it out to make it pretty again…and be done with it???



  49. COgunLover on November 28, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    So I just bought a spring kit for my new Rossi 92 lever gun in 44mag. How hard is it to install? Anything else I should do to it or try the springs?