Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1518: Ross Model 1905 Rifle with U.S. Markings and Bayonet

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,900

Ross Model 1905 Rifle with U.S. Markings and Bayonet

Manufacturer: Ross Rifle Co
Model: 1905
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 303 British
Barrel: 28 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 635
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 393
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Used by the Canadians as a main-line infantry rifle and acquired by the Americans as a training weapon. Hooded blade front and folding peep rear sight, with "ROSS RIFLE CO. QUEBEC CANADA. 1905./PATENTED." on the left side of the receiver. The U.S. Army ordnance bomb is stamped behind the trigger guard along with the number "16001". The right side of the butt stock is stamped with numerous issue and inspection markings". Includes a knife bayonet and scabbard.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 70% original blue finish with scattered handling marks, and patches of light spotting. Wood is fine with handling marks, dings and scratches throughout, a crack on the forend just ahead of the receiver, and a splice near the front barrel band. Mechanically excellent.

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