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nateward
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« on: April 03, 2015, 06:07:38 PM »

Hi,

I recently purchased a Ross 1905 Sporter (Serial # 6996) in B.C. It dose not appear that there are many close to this serial # on the registry on your site. The stock is a beautiful piece of wood, but I am assuming the inlays were not factory.

It is a 303 and there is a P in the circle (not an R or an E?)

It shoots great and am about to start handloading for it with Barnes TTSX 150 grains. I am now in love with Ross rifles and their history.

Anyone with info on the rifle feel free to message me.

http://s2.photobucket.com/user/steve004/media/IMG_0465_zpskkogcqfb.jpeg.html
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Ax.303
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 09:58:04 PM »

Sorry I missed this. Nate, Your rifle is a 1905-R. The inlays were done after it left the factory.

How long is your barrel?

If you get a chance, check under the buttplate and let us know if it is serial numbered there as well.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 01:21:08 PM »

A/3
The P may be a lightly stamped R (which is what it is).
has it been reblued?
If so maybe someone may have been too aggressive with the sandpaper.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 07:13:59 PM »

The P in a circle above the chamber is the correct marking on a 1905-R. I have seen some late 05-Rs that were only marked .303 Ross, no circle P.

1905-Rs do not have the R stamp like the R-10s have.
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