Original Canadian WWI Mk.II Ross Rifle Bayonet Without Scabbard
Original Item: Very Few Available. The Ross rifle is a straight-pull bolt action .303 inch-calibre rifle that was produced in Canada from 1903 until 1918. The Ross Mk.II (or "model 1905") rifle was highly successful in target shooting before World War I, but the close chamber tolerances, lack of primary extraction and overall length made the Mk.III (or "1910") Ross rifle unsuitable for the conditions of trench warfare, exacerbated by the often poor quality ammunition issued. By 1916, the rifle had been withdrawn from front line service, but continued to be used by many snipers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force until the end of the war due to its exceptional accuracy.
This is the later Mk. II design, with a flat muzzle and no pin through the pommel, and is in very good condition. The bayonets are dated on the pommels with additional proof marks. Manufacturers will vary and some do not have any markings.
Ready to display.
Blade length: 10”
Blade Style: Single Edged
Overall length: 14 1/4”
Crossguard: 3 1/2”
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