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  Ross rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ross rifle was a straight-pull bolt action.303 rifle produced in Canada from 1903 until the middle of World War I, when it was withdrawn from service due to unreliability in service conditions.
Ross was well connected in Canadian society, and eventually landed a contract in 1903 for 12,000 Mark 1 Ross rifles.
The rifle was modified to correct the faults and became the Mark II Ross (Model 05 {1905)).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ross_rifle   (885 words)

 Ross Rifle
The Mark 1 Ross rifle was not delivered until 1905 and 1000 units were supplied to the RNWMP but various problems plagued this model of rifle and it was eventually recalled in 1906.
The Mark 2 rifle was adopted by the Canadian armed forces in 1911, and in that year work was begun on the Mark 3, although few were produced before 1914.
During WWII, the Mark 3 Ross rifle was given to the Royal Canadian Navy, the Veteran's Guard of Canada, coastal units, training depôts, the British Home Guard and the Soviets.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006943   (364 words)

 First World War.com - Weapons of War - Rifles
Which left the pistol and the rifle, both key weapons on the battlefield, although the former was used less as an offensive weapon than the rifle, and were generally issued to officers rather than regular soldiery.
The single-shot, bigger-bore rifle was the subject of extensive research and development in the latter portion of the nineteenth century, with the result that the major powers introduced new models that were small-bore, bolt-action weapons capable of firing multiple rounds from a spring-loaded clip inserted into a rifle magazine.
The infantry aside, the rifle was a crucial element of the sniper's armoury: along with a human observer, that is.
www.firstworldwar.com /weaponry/rifles.htm   (1491 words)

 The .303 Rifle including Lee Enfield
Thus it was that a rifle which looked set to replace the Lee, which was then abandoned in the light of combat experience, came to at least partially equip two of the major armies of the conflict.
Early Lee rifles are frequently found with a peculiar rotating arm halfway down the left hand side of the fore-end, and a flip-up peep sight affair on the left rear portion of the receiver.
A lighter and shorter rifle was needed for the Eastern theatre, for fighting the Japanese in terrain which largely consisted of thick jungle.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-weapons/303.htm   (6951 words)

Ross barrels are known for their fine accuracy provided the barrel is not pitted or rusted.
The Ross rifle was a straight pull bolt rifle designed by an expatriate Scott and built by his company in Montreal at the end of 1800 and beginning of 1900.
The Mark 1 Ross rifle was not delivered until 1905 and 1000 units were supplied to the RNWMP (Royal North west Mounted Police) but various problems plagued this model of rifle and it was eventually recalled in 1906.
www.angelfire.com /ma/ZERMEL/303brit.html   (3614 words)

 Forums at the Society - Photo, Mountie, Dawson YT 1917.
While there were Ross rifles used in the Yukon T., the first ones did not reach Regina, Saskatchewan until September 1905, and the would not have been available North of 60 until at least the Spring of 1906.
"Rifle practice with the new Ross rifle was started in July, but these rifles having been found defective, it had to be discontinued." So it seems that at Fort Macleod their actual length of service was a matter of weeks, if not days.
In 1909, another 1000 Ross rifles, this time the Mk II, were shipped to Regina but only a handful were ever issued and all but 34 were destroyed in a fire in 1912.
www.militaryhorse.org /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2028   (3308 words)

 Modern Firearms - Ross rifle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The origins of the Ross rifle lie in the late-1890s patents of the noble Canadian Sir Charles Ross, who developed his own pattern of the straight pull rifles, broadly based on Austrian Mannlicher M1890 / 1895 system.
This rifle was the principal arm of the Canadian corps in Europe during the First World war, and it turned out as a complete failure.
While Mark I and II rifles featured tangent rear sights, mounted ahead of the receiver, on the top of the barrel, the Mark III rifles featured a diopter-type rear sight, mounted on the rear bridge of the receiver.
world.guns.ru /rifle/rfl24-e.htm   (761 words)

 ROSS 1905 MKII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1905 MKII was made in Canada by the Ross Rifle Co.
Close-up of the straight-pull bolt, it is quite similar to the Mannlicher-Steyr bolt.
Markings on the receiver of the Ross rifle.
www.angelfire.com /nh/milarm/ross05.html   (57 words)

 .280 Ross Rifle
Ross had developed a hunting rifle with a straight pull bolt action that was manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. He claimed it as his own design, but in fact it had many features in common with the Austrian Steyr straight pull model of 1890, and inherited the design faults unique to that action.
Ross was very well connected in upper Canadian society and much politicking resulted in the issuing of contracts in 1902 for his newly formed Canadian company to provide 12,000 Mark 1 Ross rifles to the Government.
Many Ross Rifles also saw service in the Russian Army, and it was used with great success by them in the Olympics in a modified form and caliber (7.62 x 54R) as a moving event type target rifle.
www.chuckhawks.com /ross_rifle.htm   (1967 words)

 US Ross Model 1905 Mark 1 - Ross Rifle Bayonet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is a knife bayonet from the period of 1908 into WWI; neither the Ross rifle nor the bayonet were ever formally adopted by the US military.
However, the Ross was not originally equipped to allow attachment of a bayonet.
The.303 Ross Rifle and Bayonet were mainly used by Canadian units in WWI from about 1914 to 1918.
arms2armor.com /Bayonets/usross.htm   (340 words)

 Ross rifle - TheBestLinks.com - Artillery, Canada, France, Rifle, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ross rifle, Artillery, Canada, France, Rifle, World War I, Boer War, RCMP, Bolt...
The Model 10 was the standard infantry weapon of the Canadian Corp when they first arrived in France during World War I, and it was not long before it was relized that the design was still hopeless.
Generally when the rifle was used in field conditions, the screw threads operating the bolt lugs could become clogged with dirt, and the rifle could jam open or closed.
www.thebestlinks.com /Ross_rifle.html   (781 words)

 ROSS MKIIIB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1910 MKIIIB was made in Canada by the Ross Rifle Co. under contract for the British goverment during WW1,
Close-up of the rearsight in the raised position, this sight was only used on the British contract rifles.
Close-up of the front sight on the MKIIIB, it is similar to the sight used on the Pattern 14 rifle.
www.angelfire.com /vt/milsurp/ross10b.html   (92 words)

 Canadian Model 1905/1910 Mark II - Ross Rifle Bayonet
This is a knife bayonet from the period of 1908 into WWI; it was produced parallel with - and in reality replaced by - the Canadian version of the British Pattern 1907.
The 1905 designation is due to the 1905 adoption and issue of the.303 caliber Ross Rifle.
The.303 Ross Rifle and Bayonet were used by Canadian units in WWI from about 1914 to 1918.
arms2armor.com /Bayonets/ross1910.htm   (397 words)

 Ross rifle - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Ross rifle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In World War I, Canadian.303 in calibre rifle of extreme accuracy and power, using a unique ‘straight-pull’ bolt mechanism.
When exposed to the mud and foul conditions of the Flanders trenches it was found to be dangerously defective and was withdrawn late 1915.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Ross+rifle   (104 words)

 March 2001 Page 5
Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defense for Canada, 17th April 1914." The rifle is still in the possession of the heirs of Mrs.
The rifle they finally designed to replace the SMLE was known as the Pattern-1913 in.276 inch calibre.
Both the rifle and the ammunition were "strongly" influenced by looking at Mauser's design of the 1898 German rifle and at Sir Chas.
www.nfatoys.com /tsmg/tcn/2001/mar/mar01p5.htm   (488 words)

 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Ross Rifle
Considered one of the most maligned rifles in military history, the Canadian Ross rifle was used and subsequently abandoned by Canadian forces during the First World War.
Long and heavy the Ross, first developed in 1903 and named after its developer Sir Charles Ross, was considered by many a fine target rifle.
Examples abounded of Canadian troops throwing down the Ross in preference to the British Lee-Enfield, although the Ross continued to be used for training purposes in both Canada and England.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/rossrifle.htm   (230 words)

A newly designed rifle and the new smokeless ammunition would make them more of a force to be reckoned with.
From the turn of the 20th century until the fifties, the No 1 rifle would be used through two world wars, Korea and numerous regional skirmishes.
The Ross, based on the 1890 Mannlicher, was a straight pull, bolt action rifle that would be produced in Canada and sold to the military.
www3.sympatico.ca /shooters/Best303.htm   (643 words)

 Gunboards - Narrowed down my Ross rifle.....   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was a.303 military rifle that someone did a fairly nice job of converting a long time ago.
In looking at it and the Ross Rifle book, it has a Ross double-pull trigger that was started on the Mk II** and later rifles.
The barrel has strong rifling, but is frosted with some pitting from corrosive primers.
www.gunboards.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=85747   (539 words)

 .280 Ross (.280 Rimless)
The Ross rifle had serious design problems, some of which were never eliminated, and proved both dangerous and unreliable in combat.
What with being chambered in rifles that could be assembled incorrectly and kill the shooter, and saddled with early hunting bullets inadequate for the velocity at which they were being fired, the.280 Ross had an understandably checkered career.
During the 1930s rifles for the.280 Halger were imported into the U.S. Halbe and Gerlich claimed a MV of 2900 fps with a 180 grain bullet and 3350 fps with a 145 grain bullet, but when.280 Hager cartridges were chronographed in the U.S. the actual velocity was found to be considerably less.
www.chuckhawks.com /280_Ross.htm   (1070 words)

 Irons in the Fire: Ah, the tormenting of friends...
So you have a rifle that is slightly heavier than the same rifle in.303(more steel left in the barrel), same sights and all, so you could start trainees off with a fairly quiet arm with virtually no recoil.
That is the rear sight from a Ross rifle.
So it's a training rifle with the standard front and rear sights, with this bracket mounting a Ross sight on the receiver and a third swivel.
elmtreeforge.blogspot.com /2005/11/ah-tormenting-of-friends.html   (922 words)

 ross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Canadian Ross bayonet and rifle were used aboard the British ship the HMS CANADA which took part in the Battle of Jutland and later after WWI saw service with the Chilean ship the Almirante Latorre..
If you have any source of information or own examples of the Ross rifles and bayonets the were issued to these two ships, please send a description to the "The Brothers" of the markings, manufactures dates, scabbard modifications, blade profiles.
Ross had initially tried to interest England in his rifle design but, although British military authorities acknowledged the rifle's fine accuracy, they found it unsuitable for the rigors of warfare.
www.cybertap.com /brothers/ross/ross-hms.html   (1495 words)

 CANADIAN ROSS 1910 MKIII RIFLE.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1910 MKIII was made in Canada by the Ross Rifle Co. under contract for the Canadian goverment during WW1.
Close-up of the straight-pull bolt, note the threaded bolt head.
Close-up of the rearsight in the raised position.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/2069/r10.html   (64 words)

 Antique Arms, Inc. - Ross Rifle Bayonet & Scabbard, U.S. Marked
This is a good example of a Canadian Ross Rifle Bayonet with original leather scabbard.
The bayonet is marked, "ROSS RIFLE CO., QUEBEC, PATENTED 1907".
Today Ross Rifles are pretty scarce as they were scrapped after a defect was discovered that wounded or killed several soldiers who fired them.
www.antiquearmsinc.com /rossriflebayonet.htm   (99 words)

 'Trading Spaces' room makeovers test mettle of local homeowners
The bad boy in question is Rick Rifle, the new designer on the hit cable decorating show, who was about to splash Dreamsicle orange and yellow paint on Eric and Melissa Miller's dining room in Ross.
When the show came to Ross, Rifle was the big unknown in a reality TV experience the homeowners called fun, exhilarating but occasionally nerve-wracking.
Then Rifle said his hero was Doug Wilson, the bad-boy designer who has a reputation for doing whatever he wants, homeowner be damned.
www.postgazette.com /homes/20031004trading1004fnp2.asp   (1071 words)

 Rifle, sniper rifle, rifle range   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kansas State Rifle Association (KSRA) is a non-profit group organized to promotethe shooting sports and firearms training/education in the state of Kansas.
We are primarily a smallbore rifle clubthat shoots.22 rimfire rifles from a benchrest up to a range of 50 meters.
Rifle Shooter is exclusively for the dedicated and serious rifle enthusiast.All types of rifles and their various uses, including hunting, target shooting...
www.collectorshelp.net /rifle.html   (966 words)

 rosshms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was after WWI when the HMS CANADA along with the Ross Rifles, were given back to Chile.
Proper modified Ross scabbard using the locket from the Metford series bayonet scabbards.
Blade profile is slightly different as that described in the book The Ross Rifle Story.
www.cybertap.com /brothers/ross/rosshms.html   (264 words)

 Rifle, rifle parts, springfield rifle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
M-16 Rifle The rifle was designed to give the infantryman fire superiority over...
Although opposed by the Ordnance Corp, the Armalite AR-15 was adopted by the Secretary of Defense as the 5.56mm M16 rifle.
Rifle Falls State Park is the closest you'll get to the tropics in Colorado.
www.manicuresalon.com /rifle.html   (1017 words)

 rossvariations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Listed are a number of variations of the Canadian Ross Bayonet that the collector may be able find.
The Ross bayonet has had a long history of use and the condition the one finds them in sometimes has the collector shaking his head in wonderment as why such modifications were done.
The examples I have shown are approved military types; ones that may have been used as trench knifes; ones that were possible sold as surplus and were changed to suit the needs of the new owner.
www.cybertap.com /brothers/ross/rossvariations.html   (223 words)

 Charles Ross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sir Charles Ross, 9th Baronet of Balnagown (Scotland), inventor of the Ross rifle, used by the Canadian army during World War I.
Charles Ross, Canadian actor who is the mastermind behind the One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charles_Ross   (127 words)

 Book Review, December 2000
Caught up as they are with these and other scandals, firearms historians in the United States often overlook one of the most torrid rifle controversies of the 20th century, that of the Ross rifle in Canada.
It is a thorough and comprehensive document that traces the Ross' history from its origins prior to the Boer War through its withdrawal from service with the Canadian Army in 1916, to the nationalization of the Ross factory.
With respect to the rifle's shortcomings, the data provided are the results of the official Canadian investigation into the rifle.
www.cruffler.com /bookreview-January01.html   (739 words)

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