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A Ross Rifle Mk II

The Ross Rifle was a .303 inch rifle made in Canada between 1903 and 1918.[1] It was used by Canadian Forces during World War One. The rifle was produced by Canada in 1903 to 1916. The rifle used a .303 Cartridge and a 5-round stripper clip. The Ross Rifle had many faults in trench warfare because of the environment and they were soon replaced by the Lee-Enfield rifle in 1916, even though Canadian snipers had a fondness for the weapon. Ross rifles were used for training troops in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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  1. Phillips, J. et al The Ross Rifle Story (The Casket Printing & Publishing Co., 2005).