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Ross HG (Home Guard) MKIII Rifle
Ross HG (Home Guard) MKIII Rifle
"County of York 51st Rifle"

Caliber ........................ .303 in., Mk VII Ammo
Rifling & Twist: ............. 4 Groove, Enfield, Left Hand Twist
Barrel Length: .............. 30.5 in. (775mm)
Overall Length: ............. 50.5 in. (1283mm)
Overall Length: ............. 60.5 in. (1537mm) with bayonet attached
Weight: ....................... 8.6 ilbs. (3.9kg)
Magazine Capacity: ........ 5 rounds, loaded with chargers
Note: .......................... Mfg primarily 1914-1917, some assembled parts into 1918

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Full length view of the rifle.

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Buttstock, note the home guard markings and the lack of the Quebec Roundel found on Canadian Forces issued rifles.

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Note the H.G. marking for "Home Guard".  CY51 stands for "County of York 51st rifle".

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Note the location of the safety and he typical MkIII rear micrometer sight.

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Note the high quality finish and bluing.  Also note the Dominion of Canada crossed-flag firing proof mark.

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View of the action.  Notice the very fine condition of this rifle.  Much of the packing grease from the factory is still present, indicating the high likelihood this rifle was never issued out of stores.

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Note the handguard and swivel band.

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Note the nosecap arrangement and front sight hood.

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Note hte home guard applied ownership marking and serial number on the barrel - "HG 12560"

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Reverse side of the front band and sight hood.

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Note the swivel band and handguard arrangement.  Also note 4 rivet arrangement of the handguard.

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Another view of the handguard.

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View of the action.  Note the beautiful color case hardening on the bolt and bolt stop.

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Closeup of the color case hardening on the bolt body.

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Closeup of rear micrometer sight arrangement.

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View of magazine and follower arrangement.

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Trigger guard removed.

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Another view of the removed trigger guard.

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Trigger slot in the trigger guard.

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trigger guard swivel attachment.

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Bolt, removed.

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Bolt, removed.

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Bolt, underside.

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THANK YOU!!! I have a near mint mk111 m1910 marked "cy59" . For years I thought this was cheshire yeomanry.  You have cleared up a long time mystery  for me !!! Tuber
kevin colliss, Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:48PM
Good photos. I have HG # 12442; right butt marked "CY91" over "H.G.". Fine shooter. Regret to report this piece was professionaly shortened as a sporter. Also have an all original Mk III marked on left side of barrel "HG # 12314". Left side of butt marked "NIAGARA FALLS" over "11". Right side of butt marked "H.G.". Also a fine shooter; condition equal or better than your County of York example. Regards: DSS
Douglas SWEIGER, Mon, 26 Oct 2009 9:17AM
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