Rossi Announces New Rio Bravo .22LR Lever-Action

    Rio Bravo .22LR lever action (Rossi)

    Bainbridge, Georgia-based Rossi have announced the launch of a new lever action rimfire rifle – the Rio Bravo. Chambered in .22LR the Rio Bravo is based on Rossi’s line of center-fire R92 lever-action firearms. Available in either German beechwood or black synthetic stocks, the Rio Bravo has a 15 round tube magazine and is available with traditional (on the beechwood model) or fiber optic sights (on the synthetic model) sights.

    Rio Bravo .22LR lever action (Rossi)

    Here’s what Rossi have to say about the new Rio Bravo:

    Rossi®, manufacturer of speciality rimfire rifles, break-action shotguns, and straight-wall cartridge lever-action and revolver rifles, introduces a new .22 LR long gun called the Rio Bravo.

    The Rossi Rio Bravo is based on the company’s popular line of R92 lever-action firearms. Featuring a rich German beechwood or rugged black polymer forearm and stock with polished black metal finish, the Rio Bravo brings the traditional rifle experience to the rimfire category.

    The hammer-fired rifle is built with a smooth sliding lever action and incorporates a cross-bolt safety system. Up to 15 rounds of .22 LR can be fed into the magazine tube to deliver extended firing sessions between reloading. The Rio Bravo utilizes traditional buckhorn sights on the wood model while the synthetic model will have fiber optic sights and the rear sight can be adjusted for precise zero. For easy carrying in the field, the rifle includes a barrel band sling stud mounted ahead of the front sight and a rear sling stud in the stock.

    The Rio Bravo is well-suited for small-game hunting, adventurous target shooting, around-the-farm pest control, and can be used for youth training.

    Rio Bravo .22LR lever action (Rossi)

    Rossi Rio Bravo Specifications

    • Caliber: .22 LR
    • Capacity: 15 rounds
    • Finish: polished black
    • Furniture: German beechwood or black synthetic
    • Action: lever
    • Safety: cross-bolt
    • Barrel Length: 18 in.
    • Overall Length: 36 in.
    • Weight: 5.5 lbs.

    Rio Bravo .22LR lever action (Rossi)

    MSRP for the new rifle is $346.97. For more information on the Rio Bravo check out

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