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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:16 am
 


Title: 100 years ago, Ross rifle failed Canadian First World War soldiers
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Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2014-08-17 06:52:21
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:16 am
 


The Ross is definitely one rifle that is missing from my collection. Someday I'll have one.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:57 am
 


I have one, a 1905 mk II. Has the smoothest action I have ever used, Unhappily my uncle, who got it from his dad had it sporterized so it's not in original condition. Very nice gun.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:05 pm
 


fifeboy wrote:
I have one, a 1905 mk II. Has the smoothest action I have ever used, Unhappily my uncle, who got it from his dad had it sporterized so it's not in original condition. Very nice gun.


It was a great idea at the time to pick up these surplus rifles for mere pennies then sporterize them into hunting rifles, now a hundred years later.......what WAS I thinking.....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:56 pm
 


(See 100 years WWI thread Ross Rifle details)

current-events-f59/100-years-since-world-war-i-t109559-75.html


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:56 pm
 


Hyack wrote:
fifeboy wrote:
I have one, a 1905 mk II. Has the smoothest action I have ever used, Unhappily my uncle, who got it from his dad had it sporterized so it's not in original condition. Very nice gun.


It was a great idea at the time to pick up these surplus rifles for mere pennies then sporterize them into hunting rifles, now a hundred years later.......what WAS I thinking.....


I've got a Moisin-Nagant that I bought 20 years ago and spiffed it up. Likewise, I now regret that I took a rifle that was in immaculate and original condition and I really didn't improve it any.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:45 pm
 


I have a Savage 1899 in 250/3000 that my Grandfather bought brand new in the 1920's. I would love to mount a scope on it, but there is no way in hell that I'm drilling holes in it for a scope mount. I'm looking for a tang peep sight now that uses original screw holes to mount it. Some day....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:11 pm
 


Hyack wrote:
fifeboy wrote:
I have one, a 1905 mk II. Has the smoothest action I have ever used, Unhappily my uncle, who got it from his dad had it sporterized so it's not in original condition. Very nice gun.


It was a great idea at the time to pick up these surplus rifles for mere pennies then sporterize them into hunting rifles, now a hundred years later.......what WAS I thinking.....

Actually, my uncle told me (he is now dead and was my fathers sisters husband) that his dad had it from being a shooting instructor in the Canadian Army. I have no way of verifying that.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:21 pm
 


Mauser Model 98, caliber .43 + sword bayonet :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:28 am
 


... mit der pikelhauben?


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