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Can you identify this rifle? (Ross M-10?)

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by F2CMaDMaXX, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This rifle is an unknown to me, i don't know where it came from, whether it's safe to fire or it's history. It's missing parts, such as the lower plate and maybe a magazine or an internal mag?

    It looks to be .303, i'm guessing British?

    It does have a straight pull bolt which is really cool, never seen one before.

    The pictures are quick snaps with my phone so they're not the best, but you can click for full size and i'm hoping someone can identify this, tell me about it, make, model, calibre details etc.

    Thanks.

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  2. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Added extra pic, forgot to include what looks like the calibre.
     
  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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  4. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well that's pretty comprehensive! Thankyou!

    Just reading the .280 part, glad it should be clear this is still a .303 British.

    This is missing parts, as you can see from the photos and has obviously been sporterised as well, i don't suppose parts still exist?
    Seems the rifle isn't very good, so i'm hoping they're cheap :D
     
  5. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Is there anyway of dating this, or were they only made for a few years?
     
  6. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yup---That's a Ross M-10. The rear sight is not original---the originals were a
    fairly elaborate flip up ladder type. Missing the (fixed) magazine, front sight hood,
    stock has been cut. Looks a LOT like one I sold last year, except mine was complete.

    There are parts out there, but it will be a while before you locate all the bits you
    need.
     
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  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    sell it for parts and buy a Savage
     
  8. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  9. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Please be very careful if you ever decide to shoot that rifle
    It is possible to assemble that bolt so that it can be fired without being locked into battery. Any guesses where that bolt goes if fired in such a state. It will be a mind altering experience.
     
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  10. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, i saw that info, i did a quick check and it seems it's correctly assembled.
     
  11. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    It has, unusually, been London-Proofed post-1925 - the arm and scimitar is the stamp of the London Proof House. The civilian proof shows that it has been previously sold commercially to the public here in yUK.

    However, that has to be, like any sporterised Ross, one of the saddest-looking Ross rifles I've seen in years. Rare enough in original form, recovering this old beauty back to its former state is going to cost LOADS of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Wood? VERY rare - even in Canada.

    The Mk10 had had a radical redesign of the bolt to make sure that it could NOT be incorrectly assembled, so shooting it you will not get anything in your eye.

    tac
     
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  12. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't trust any Ross rifle call it ignorance or self preservation. Your milage may vary.
     
  13. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This might need parting out as it technically belongs to an 'estate' - especially as completing it would cost more than (or the same as) it might be worth.

    Tac, thanks for the update, that's kinda cool to know.
     
  14. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome.

    Helping, is what I do.

    tac
     
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