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Topic: Ross Rifle
Posted By: hoadie
Subject: Ross Rifle
Date Posted: June 16 2013 at 10:06pm
From time to time the issue of the ROSS RIFLE comes up on the forum.
Most people tend to refute what I was told by the veterans that had to use them(all gone now) about that rifle's shortcomings.
Whilst up at the cabin this past weekend, I stopped into the A.N.A.F. for a pint or two...or three.
The latest issue of their magazine was there.(May 2013). I took note that it had a VERY GOOD and informative piece on the ROSS RIFLE.
I have 5 extra copies, if anyone wants one.
I think you'll find it interesting, especially vis a vis the ENFIELD.
No charge for the magazine..just cover my costs on postage.
(you'll have to provide your address)
Hoadie

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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 12:17am
Hoadie,

I will take one for sure.

Ross rifles are great guns.




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Posted By: SW28fan
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 12:36am
Fogotten weapon just posted a vid about them one youtube.  The even fired (with a long lanyard) a bubba'd MkIII with the bolt asembled incorrectly. 

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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 12:39am
You will probably think quite differently after you read this article.
Its what I've been saying for years.
Not covered in the article, was info about the equally(if not poorer) quality of the web gear designed to go along with it.
In the first twirl at war, the Canucks dumped the web dockside in Blighty, & were given proper British web.
Hoadie

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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 9:19am
If I remember correcty(unsure if that can happen) where the Canadians still using leather equipment for the Ross?

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Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 9:49am
Well, the ONLY known surviving web kit - that we know of- is sitting in Hamilton Military Museum. Its not displayed, because of its deteriorated & fragile condition.
There was no leather that I saw, when I viewed it(maybe 12 - 15 yrs ago). But, as I said-it wasn't in best of shape
Hoadie

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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 12:37pm
HEY! I just remembered something..(@ my age, these things DO have delayed reactions). I was told..by TWO individuals..about the webbing for the ROSS. The one time Mayor of my city, & the one time President of my Legion (both now have passed). They BOTH recalled going to Niagara on the Lake, to see their elder brothers off when they were being shipped out to Europe, early in the 2nd whirl at war. They said there was piles of stuff burning. It was web gear from the first twirl @ war. Said they woulda saved it for them, if they knew they were coming.This was webbing they used to train with, that was from stores - issued with the ROSS. It was apparently useless, & they would be issued new web in Blighty.So there ya go..sometimes I DO remember stuff..just takes a while.
Hoadie

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Posted By: Tony
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 2:03am
Any chance you could scan the article post it on here and I'll add it to the archive material.


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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 2:45am
Originally posted by Tony Tony wrote:

Any chance you could scan the article post it on here and I'll add it to the archive material.


TONY! Have you forgotten WHOM your talking to?? HOADIE..aka:Technosaurus Maximus.
Post it on here?! You gotta be kiddin me!! How am I s'posed to do THAT!? I STILL aint got the VCR off 12:00, & you want me to "post on here".
Why don't I try scanning it, & sending it to YOU.YOU post it.
Hoadie
Technosaurus Maximus

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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 2:46am
Originally posted by paddyofurniture paddyofurniture wrote:

Hoadie,

I will take one for sure.

Ross rifles are great guns.






USPS says you should have it Friday
Hoadie

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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 5:52am
When my copy arrives from Hoadie (thank you Hoadie) I will scan it.

Tony please pm me a email address you want me to send the file to.

Ed

PS Hoadie, my vcr does not display the time any more, it changed to "............."



Originally posted by Tony Tony wrote:

Any chance you could scan the article post it on here and I'll add it to the archive material.


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Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.


Posted By: Tony
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 8:10am
Email it to me on here and I'll paste it on the forum and archive it.


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Rottie (PitBulls dad.)


“If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons

Born free taxed to death!!!



Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 8:51am
I will do.

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Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.



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