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    Photo of Ross Mk III with Warner & Swasey sight

    I'm trying to locate a hires photo of one for an article I'm planning on WWI Canadianicon snipers. If you can help please email me. Can also use photos of Canadian snipers thus equipped.

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    Did you check MKLicon under sniper rifles, or use the search function (top right corner of web site) and I think you'll find some excellent reference material..

    As an example, here's an article in the Knowledge Libraryicon in the Canadianicon section:

    1915 M10 Ross MkIII* Sniper Rifle (click here)

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    You might want to post your article here first for some feedback pre-publication.

    And better photo's than Badger's don't exist. (Thanks for making them available to us BTW)
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    I'd be very interested to read the article too I built a replica earlier this year for WW1 displays.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper1944 View Post
    I'd be very interested to read the article too I built a replica earlier this year for WW1 displays.Paul.
    Years ago someone in the HBSA was doing something about making up .303 graduated range wheels for Model 1913 scopes, or so I heard. You might want to pursue that if you want to put an engraved dial on yours.
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    I'd imagine that the helical cut on the rear of the wheel was calculated specificly for the calibre?

    Currently the rifle it's on is just a display rifle, non firing. But I am planning on getting a firearms certificate when I can afford to. For the display rifle my father is a machinist so made the body mount and a new disk for my scope that I could have engraved. I'd figured that in the future I could have another disk made, take the setup to the range and mark the disk temporarily before taking it for engraving (the same as what was done with PPCO scopes basically) since I wasn't sure if the helical cut was different and wouldnt know how to caculate it.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper1944 View Post
    I'd imagine that the helical cut on the rear of the wheel was calculated specifically for the calibre?

    Currently the rifle it's on is just a display rifle, non firing. But I am planning on getting a firearms certificate when I can afford to. For the display rifle my father is a machinist so made the body mount and a new disk for my scope that I could have engraved. I'd figured that in the future I could have another disk made, take the setup to the range and mark the disk temporarily before taking it for engraving (the same as what was done with PPCO scopes basically) since I wasn't sure if the helical cut was different and wouldn't know how to calculate it.Paul.
    Nice to have that resource in the family.

    If you ever intend to shoot the rifle or another rifle with that scope and base, your issue is going to be getting the base collimated to the bore of the rifle so that your zero remains true throughout the range of adjustment. But you've got time to deal with that and your dad will have no trouble making up the fixtures I'm sure, once you know what you want.

    If you've taken the adjustment mechanism apart you'll see that it has plenty of scope to develop play in various spots and if your scope has been well used and developed such looseness, you'll have to correct that to have any hope of accuracy.
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    Ross sniper rifle, Mark III with Warner and Swasey scope - Arms of the First World War - Royal Armouries collections


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