Scarce US issue Canadian Ross M.1905 Mk.II straight pull rifle.Caliber: . 303 BRITISH. Beginning in 1917, Ross M.1905 Mk. II rifles were used by the US military in training roles, to free up more 1903 Springfields for use on the Western European front. Only 20,000 of these rifles were transfered. The stock of this rifle offers a nice selection of various Canadian and US marks! buttstock displays, "Flaming Bomb over US " property mark, just behind the trigger guard. The stock also displays issue markings, model designation and serial number The right side of the buttstock displays a cartouche, "'Crown', QUEBEC, DC, 'Broad Arrow'". There are also old markings, crossed with a single line. The left side of the receiver displays following markings, "ROSS RIFLE CO. QUEBEC CANADA 1905 PATENTED". Straight pull bolt action with locking lugs turning inside the bolt. Five round internal box magazine ("Harris Controlled Platform" with a depressor behind the rear sight). The rear sight is graduated to 2,200 yards. The front sight with a hood. Four sling swivels. Bayonet lug on the nosecap. One barrel band. Walnut stock with a pistol grip and two short handguards. Correct style steel buttplate with a trap. Overall length: 48 inch. Barrel length: 28 inch. CONDITION: Fine+ to low excellent. 75% mixed patina and finish. Some finish is turning to brownish color. Most of the wear is on the trigger guard, magazine cover, barrel band and nosecap. Some brown patina on the buttplate. Nice, smooth stock in original finish, with some handling marks and light dings and a slight crack on the left side as shown. All the markings on the stock and metal are clearly visible. Excellent bore with strong rifling. Crisp action. Mechanically, the rifle is in excellent condition. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. Scarce US issue Ross rifle in very collectible condition! I'll need the buyer to provide a signed FFL or C&R and include $35 shipping. NO RESERVE!!!
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