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    I just disassembled my 1916 MKIII Ross and I noticed a greenish/yellow coating under the wood. What is it? It comes off with a bronze brush and CLP. The bluing underneath looks great. Should I leave it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpshooter1944 View Post
    I just disassembled my 1916 MKIII Ross and I noticed a greenish/yellow coating under the wood. What is it? It comes off with a bronze brush and CLP. The bluing underneath looks great. Should I leave it?
    If it looks like it might have been consistently applied, and some time ago, I would leave it as it may be factory grease. Bottom line in conservation is do as little as possible. We've all crossed that line in our enthusiasm at times, and some of us have regretted it later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpshooter1944 View Post
    I just disassembled my 1916 MKIII Ross and I noticed a greenish/yellow coating under the wood. What is it? It comes off with a bronze brush and
    CLP. The bluing underneath looks great. Should I leave it?
    This one was probably in India, The greenish/yellow paint was applied to prevent rust.

    Your E-10 barrel is likely 22". Measure it using a cleaning rod down the bore with the bolt closed.

    Which of the MkIIIs is drilled and tapped?

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    the E-10 was tapped, as is the MKIII conversion which has a cut down barrel and a cheap scope. All the rest are good.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ax.303 View Post
    This one was probably in India, The greenish/yellow paint was applied to prevent rust.

    Your E-10 barrel is likely 22". Measure it using a cleaning rod down the bore with the bolt closed.

    Which of the MkIIIs is drilled and tapped?

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    Nice collection! You did good. Hope to see a range report with some of them when you get a chance.


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