I got a new Rossi 92 lever action 44 mag a while back and took it to the range this morning. I ordered it brand new and when it showed up at my FFL dealers shop I just took it out of the box long enough to make sure that it was all there and all was good.
Today at the range I raised the rifle to my shoulder to fire at yonder hanging gong. What the heck, the front and back sights are sitting at about 3 or 4 minutes after the hour rather than straight up at 12:00. I didn't shoot it. I opened the action and the extractor groove in barrel was also not at top dead center. In fact it looked like someone opened up the extractor groove just enough so the excractor could slide in. The extractor does hit the left side of the extractor cut out in the barrel which forces the the extractor to bind up a bit in the bolt race that it slides in.
I thought about taking it appart and cutting some v blocks out of oak to protect the barrel and then clamping it in my big vise. Then with put some leather over the receiver and with a big adjustable jawed wrench try to turn that receiver a bit further until the barrel was lined up properly with the receiver. I decided that since the gun has not been fired yet that I would be better off in the long run to just send it back to the factory. I had visions of cracking the receiver housing or such.
It is a bit disheartening to think that any gun could leave the factory with the barrel 9 degrees out of sinc with the receiver.
Will let you know how this turns out.