First off I hope this isn't in the wrong area if it is please excuse me and feel free to point me to the right direction.
So today I was able to purchase a Rossi Youth Matched Set for what I consider a steal of a deal. I received the set with a .22 long rifle with a Simmons blazer 3x9x40 (I think), .243 also with a Simmons Blazer 3x9x40, and the 20ga. I purchased this setup for my son who is 2.5 years old. It will be well cared for until he is ready obviously. I also have to take him and the gun back to the previous owner to take photos with him and my son with the gun. Now before y'all think this is weird it's not everyday that you get to buy a gun from the 1960 World Series MVP (Bobby Richardson). I guess it pays to be a friend and his plumber. Lol!
Now to my question at hand I called Rossi today and asked whether or not a youth 410 barrel would be able to be put on the same receiver. They tried telling me that each of the barrels that came with the gun were machined specifically for the receiver they came with and no other youth barrels would fit it. I understand they want you to buy more of their guns so they will tell you what they can to steer you in that direction. I just find it very hard to believe that a youth 410 barrel wouldn't fit the same receiver. I mean it's not a 1 off gun it's still mass produced. So I am curious if anyone here have a matched set and have used barrels outside of the set or not on the receiver that came with the set? It obviously gonna be a long while befor my son will need it but I just like to think ahead of schedule. I do have 2 hand me down 410's that my father-in-law has given me to pass down to him. So it's not the end of the world if it can't be done. But it would be nice to have him on 1 trigger 1 safety and all for a while to get him use to a gun when the time comes.