Small Arms of WWI Primer 014: Canadian Ross Rifle Mark III

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Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!

Ross Rifle MkIII Cartridge: .303 Capacity: 5 rnds Length: 50.6" weight: 9.9 lbs

This disastrous straight pull rifle remains an infamous part of WWI. It brought down politicians, cost soldiers' lives, and was generally a complete failure on the battlefield. But was the Ross Rifle really unfixable? Or did the Canadians drop the gun just when they had it finally working?

Additional reading:

The Ross Rifle Story Roger F. Phillips http://astore.amazon.com/candrprimer-20/detail/0969190603

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Music provided by Melissa Hyman of The Moon and You http://www.themoonandyou.com/

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Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH https://www.youtube.com/user/DrakeGmbH/

Archival work by Georgy http://georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov.tumblr.com/

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