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    WTB Ross Rifle

    Hi All,

    I am looking for Ross Rifles in any condition, I am actually after two, one to restore and one to make a project rifle out of. Please PM me if you know of anyone who has one collecting dust somewhere! All will be considered.

    Cheers

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    Good luck to you is all I can say! I’d love one too,
    Never seen one here. Your best bet is probably Carvells and other militaria auctions.

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    Yea I know, but got to try everywhere!

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    Not sure what happened with this one.

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....ght=ross+rifle
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    Serious Shooters in Chch often have one of those and did so last time I was in there (several months ago)

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    Hi, I thought serious shooters was in Auckland? Is there one in CHCH too?

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    oooops - Shooters supplied - sorry about that

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    @gadgetman I got a little barred up looking at that. No better gun than one with provenance
    gadgetman likes this.

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    Still looking...

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    My dad has one, but we aren't very close so instead of me getting it one day, he'll sell it on me I'm sure.
    He's good like that.
    Its a 280 sporter though and many years ago he got some handloads done and they were an absolute prick for getting very stuck in the chamber.Maybe the neck that was turned off wasn't turned off enough?
    I believe a fencepost may have helped the bolt rip the back of the case trying to get it out.
    Maybe it isn't such a good gun to have after all lol

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    The 280 ross was quite a good shape for the rifles minimal primary extraction. The rifles bad reputation was due to its close tolerances and being used in the trenches of Europe where mud bunged things up.
    I would very much like one as well, so good luck with the search

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    sorry edit above-read belt not neck.

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    Hopefully the old man might see this post!!

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    I know where there's one ilk see if its for sale

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    Please do thanks! Flick me a PM if the owner is willing to talk

 

 

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