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    That is a lovely example! I have quite a few of these and most if not all of the 1915 dated ones saw service and show it, often then being traded to the Britishicon and reissued to Royal Marines. This one looks like it was spirited away, or was given to someone and never saw much service. It has no unit issue marks which is a clue as well. The pins were put in the bolts if memory serves me over in Britain about 1916 or 1917 to prevent incorrect reassembly, so this one was not present for that. That said, it has the LC stamp which is for Large Chamber--a slight polishing to allow better chambering of crappy British ammunition. Whatever its history it is a lovely piece and in excellent condition. Your son has excellent taste--that is a great piece of history and a fine specimen, and I hope it remains in your family to be appreciated for the next several decades!

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    Yep, a keeper for us, will be appreciated.

    Thanks for the info on the large chamber.

    Jim

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    A few years back, my brother got a good deal on a Mk.III Ross in similar, if not nicer, condition. It was a Home Guard issue so it didn't have the enlarged chamber or the pinned bolt. Oddly, the muzzle was just a flat crown but later research showed that the flat crown wasn't that unusual. Initially, my brother was concerned that the barrel may have been shortened a bit. They are lovely rifles and a joy to shoot.

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    Commercial Ross rifles have flat crowns. By way of example, Commercial Mk II** target rifles have flat crowns while Military Mk II** target rifles have the rounded crown. It would be interesting to know how an HG rifle ended up with a flat crown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenoser View Post
    Commercial Ross rifles have flat crowns. By way of example, Commercial Mk II** target rifles have flat crowns while Military Mk II** target rifles have the rounded crown. It would be interesting to know how an HG rifle ended up with a flat crown.
    This is true for commercial rifles built on the 1905 action.

    Commercial rifles based on the M-10 action (M-10, E-10 & R-10) have a rounded crown.
    Last edited by Ax.303; 01-25-2020 at 01:10 PM.

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    Anyone know what the "626" represents?

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