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    Ross Mk3 1916 History based on the stamps ???

    hello together
    I'm from Germanyicon so please excuse my bad english.
    I was lucky enough to buy a Ross MK3.
    These rifles are very rare in Germany and there is virtually no information about them. That's why I've read a lot here in the forum and now imagine my Ross here.
    I would be very happy if I could learn more about the history of this weapon through the stamps.
    Regards Arno
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    Looks like the serial number was ground off and re-struck, wonder when that happened and why? the markings on the stock aren't clear enough for me to see...what unit it was issued to. Looks like a "16" back in the second last pic. That would be the Canadianicon Scottish Regt. On the other hand, I wonder if it was sent over to UK as part of the "Guns for Britainicon" in about 1940? I always wonder how it got to the area it is now...
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    Looks like it is stamped (LC) on the barrel.Maybe an Indian gun. AGB-1

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    Ross Serial number 437 IS possibly an S badly struck.
    London proof house commercial stamps.

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    Thanks for the answers.

    It really stands I S on the stock. Behind the trigger is still an M stamped. At the front of the stock towards the muzzle, the serial number is in the wood.

    * What exactly does Indian gun mean?

    The newer commercial stamps must have every weapon in Germanyicon to be allowed to shoot with them. It may be that these stamps were later attached.

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    Some Ross rifles were sent to the Indian Army for training purposes.

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    Ross rifle - Wikipedia See Users section.

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    Hello

    Thank you for your answers.
    Then the IS does not belong to the serial number but stands for Indian service?
    What only surprises me is that there are no other unit marks on the rifle.
    Where was it from 1916 to 1942?

    Regards Arno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperia500 View Post
    Where was it from 1916 to 1942?
    Quite possibly sitting in stores, they fell out of favor quickly and many couldn't un-hand them quickly enough...
    Regards, Jim

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    IS is part of the serial number. Serial number consisted of 1 to 3 digits and two letters suffix.
    Ross markIII serial numbers commenced at 1 DA.


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