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Canadian Unit/US Ordnance Marked Ross Mk. II*** 303 British Rifle

  • Price: $1,495.00
  • Maker: Ross
  • Model: Mk.II
  • Caliber: .303

  • Description: NSN, .303 British, 28” barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This is one of 20,000 rifles sold to the US in 1917, and has about 70-75% of the original blue remaining, with the balance turning to an overall plum-brown patina that has mild silvering at the muzzle and along the projecting edges, as well spots of darker freckling scattered about. There is some further mild freckling on the adjustable rear sight, and on both the Harris magazine thumb-piece and front sight hood. The Sutherland rear sight is still present. The walnut stock and handguards have an old added armory oil finish over numerous small handling marks minor surface blemishes. Canadian unit markings and “C (Broad Arrow)” are present on the right side of the buttstock, with further U.S. Ordnance Dept. markings on the underside of the wrist applied when the rifle was issued as a training and reserve rifle during the initial build-up to U.S. entry into World War I. This is a very nice example of a Canadian and U.S. marked Mk. II*** Ross military rifle in very good plus condition overall, and would make a great addition to either a Commonwealth or U.S. military collection. FFL or C&R