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Ross Mark II 303 British, $400 (Grade B-)

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Looking sort of like a trim sporter, the ex-military Ross Mark II was a handy rifle, weighing 2 pounds less than the Pattern 14. However, it was made of parts that were delicate. Our team had fun shooting his one, and found the Ross to be addictive.

Ross Mark II 303 British, $400 (Grade B-)

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The odd safety lever appears in the back leg of the bolt. At the left rear of the action is the button that lets the bolt come out of the action. It must be pressed coming out or going in with the bolt. Bolt reinsertion was tricky.
It was not too difficult to get the tricky Ross bolt apart, but we don’t recommend trying it at home. The interrupted threads on the inner portion, seen just up from the firing pin, are matched by cut and sliced threads inside the sleeve, shown at the top.
The forward portion of this sight base could originally be loosened to permit changing the front-sight blade. However, due to battering, we doubt you could get that tiny screw loose. The sight held its position and was the correct elevation.
That lever in front of the front ring is attached to the magazine follower. Pushing it down let us get rounds in and out easily.
There’s a cut just below the front sight on both sides of the rifle. These big holes on each side could collect all sorts of debris.

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