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    Unissued (?) Ross Mk. III 1915

    Hello, new to Ross rifles, picked this up at a gun store liquidation auction in a one stoplight town in Indiana. I've never seen one like this, and I wanted to ask some questions.

    The bolt retains almost all of it's case coloring on the top and bottom.


    A shot of the rifle, prior to picking it up.


    No others markings, and zero sanding - looks like it was stamped yesterday.


    This is really interesting to me, there is a tag here with '888' on it, and under the wrist of the stock there is a number '618' underneath an 'L' and three small cartouches butting up against the rear of the trigger guard. Any idea on these items???



    Many thanks!

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    The metal tag looks like a property tag from a museum which would answer condition. There are the correct basic markings on the stock excluding the later regimental markings.
    Regards, Jim

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    I have seen the very same tag on a 1903 rifle as well as a Mosin Nagant rifle and currently do not really have any explanation for it. Might indeed once had been a collection or museum inventory tag. But don't bother too much on this, you purchased what appears to be an excellent Ross Rifle, congratulations!


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