Canadian Ross Model 1906 .303 Caliber Rifle

  • World War I
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Ross Rifle was a Canadian produced ''straight pull'' Military firearm, which was produced between 1906 and 1914. Ir was an early World War I rifle, based on The British Enfield Pattern of rifles. Three variants were produced with several versions converted into Sniper rifles. Firing the .303 Caliber brass round, The Ross was 8-pounds in weight and was 52-inches long (4-feet with wooden stock). It had a maximum effective range of 2,500-yards. Using a stripper (clip) loading system, The Ross was very popular in The Canadian Army.

 

Over 400,000 versions were produced for Canadian Army use, with Mark II Models even finding their way into The British Army. Versions were exported to Irish Patrols during The Easter Rising of 1916, and to many political factions of The Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. Lasting thru World War II as a secondary Canadian basic military arms, after The War, most were exported to Palestine and saw service until 1949.