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    1915 MKIII Ross

    Recently picked this up, did some serious cleaning including taking the bolt apart (no safety pin, yikes), I am happy with the results.

    Any additional history or comments are welcome (my 17 year old son has claimed this one as a keeper) .

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    Nice catch, you just don't see those any more. Looks like something that has been sitting in a collection for decades and just surfaced...
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    That's a very fine example, especially for a 1915 production. Congrats. Should be deadly accurate.
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    Very nice looking rifle, lots of case colouring on the bolt!

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    Yes, the bolt is great, wish the rest was as good. SO, just a standard 1915 rifle, guessing the bolt modification was post WWI so maybe not used after WWI?

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    That one wasn't used much, hidden for some reason. Maybe someone made off with it early and it didn't do much at all... I'm betting the bore is about perfect?
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    The 'Safety Pin' really doesn't matter in terms of safety. All it does is prevent you accidentally assembling the bolt wrong, which is pretty obvious if you do so.

    Very nice rifle, one of these days I would like to get a good example. Up here they tend to be snapped up quickly, be pretty expensive, and be faked a lot (or improperly represented). I don't believe the same issues exist in the states as the demand is lower. Here we have a ton of 'restored' sporters, using a mixmatch of parts, P14 nose caps, original wood, Drill purpose wood, sanded stocks (which is a huge issue since all the unit markings and such are on the butt of the stock), etc.

    Hard to buy one and trust what your getting without doing a lot of research, by which time it tends to have already been sold (correct or not).

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    In your second photo there is something stamped on the underside of the wrist, what exactly is there?
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    Yes, the bore is great but the stock has a crack inside where the rear most screw goes through so I am not sure I will this one more than a few rounds here and there.

    The stamp on the wrist looks like a crown over 15 over some other mark. I was thinking it was a standard 1915 acceptance mark of some sort, really don't know for sure.

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    Keep the screws tight and that crack likely won't move or affect anything. It's probably from drying and started about a hundred years ago.
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