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    Ross M.1910 Mk.III Warner & Swasey Sniper Rifle Restoration

    Some may have already read on the Ross M.1910 Mk.III barreled action that had turned up and been discussed in this thread here: https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=68310



    As I had mentioned at the very end of the thread I have been the one who bought the barreled sniper action from the seller. I have held a scope bracket milled to exact the original specs to the receiver, and it perfectly lined up with the holes in the receiver - therefore leaving little doubt on it once having been an original sniper rifle. For the start post I'm therefore re-posting the picture of holding the rail to the receiver showing how perfectly the holes align.
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    Second step was to find out which threading they had used to affix the base to the receiver. The original drawing said a very odd threading. Trying something Britishicon such as 4BA however turned out to not be correct, so I nevertheless I went through the hassle of getting a thread cutter for this extremely unusual threading and see if it fits. This was a special order since it is so uncommon.The result was that the drawing was fully correct, therefore I have then had made a set of screws to affix the base and this is where I'm currently at and what the attached pictures show. Last picture shows it with one of my Canadianicon scopes already in place - this already makes it very heavy and bulky too!

    Now to be done is the correct fitting of the scope rail to the receiver, as also visible in the pictures. And the screw heads are also a bit proud (as visible by the shadow, the diameter of the screw head is perfectly fitting), which however was done on purpose to properly fit them later too. Also the screws will then be shortened to correct length once fitting of the scope rail is done.

    Aside of this of course the barreled action needs to be recompleted with a lot of parts. I have purchased some of which I hope to be getting within the next few days to post some more progress. Additionally the receiver also needs some repair of a damage for which I'll need to give over to someone with more skills and abilities than I am. I hope this won't last too long, but good work takes time.
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    Well its great to see the old girl is coming along, it came close to being over looked. It was definitely aan original sniper rifle from the great war ,if only it could talk.Well its in good hands now and well be preserved and and cared for as a genuine relic of ww1.Cant wait to see the final product.

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