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    Ross 35 WCF

    Hi,
    I just learned a friend of mine has an old Ross rifle. It is a Ross 35 WCF. It comes complete with the original instruction manual. I am guessing it was made in 1907 and there was very few made. Does anybody have any idea how many of these rifles were made in 35 Cal.?
    What would the best course of action be for restoring this rifle, or is it best left unmolested?
    It was used on the East Coast as a hunting rifle and was passed down in a family. I have no financial interest in this rifle. It seems to me that it is possibly a very rare rifle, particularly as it still has the original Ross manual and it should be treated as special.
    Looking forward to any advice that I can pass on?

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    Pictures of the 35 WCF at the end of the video. above pictures are 1910 discussion first part of video.1905
    pictures at 9.05 on the video.
    Last edited by AGB-1; 06-07-2021 at 08:57 PM.

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    I have owned about three over the years. Value depends largely on the condition. These were offered only in the 1905 sporter configuration, not in the 1907 (AKA Deer Stalker) which were .280 only, or M10s which were .280 or the 1910 which were .303. The 1905 sporters came in two grades, R, which was a basic finish rifle (but still pretty darn nice) and an E. The three .35s I have owned were all "E", which were finished to a higher standard. They had nicer wood than the "R", with chequering and usually a set of express leaf sights on the barrel instead of the usual Winchester type tangent buckhorn. Production figures are not known as the Ross records were pretty much all lost, but .35 are definitely less common than the .303. I have seen nice .35 go anywhere from $900 to $1500 in the last three years, but again, outside condition, bore condition etc rule the roost. So, even though a .35 is rare, if the wood has been buggered with, and the action reblued with the bore pooched it is a $200 gun max.

    Ross collectors are a small niche group compared to most other groups, and sporters have never commanded as much interest as the military rifles. Regardless, I consider Ross factory sporting rifles to be elegant pieces of art, even the basic ones, and a well cared for one can shoot wonderfully and be smooth as butter to operate. Photos of your friend's .35 would be most welcome.

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    Photos of the 1905 35 WCF begin at 9.05 on the Video.

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    35 wcf

    Thanks a lot for the info. I will get a couple of pics and post them.

    Cheers

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    And for goodness sake don't "restore" anything about it until we see it please.

    The manual is probably unique and a scan of that should be in the public domain if you feel like doing so?
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    Any updates there Kootenay??

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