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I inherited my uncles large (113 in total) mil-surp collection a few years ago and have been learning about the various pieces ever since. Most pieces in the collection are complete and in good condition a few however, are not so nice and/or are missing parts. I have two Ross M1910 rifles that are both missing the handguards (other then that they appear to be in pretty good shape). Does anyone know of a source for these parts? I can't find a Ross rifle forum and they (rifles and/or parts) don't appear to come up for sale on the auction sites.....orphans?......any ideas? -John
 

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Ross Rifles

I'm a bit new at posting photo's but hopefully all we'll be able to see the photo. Looking at the two Ross rifles (M1910) one is complete except for the handguard while the other has had the stock modified (and is missing the handguard, site hood, and barrel clamp. The one with the modified stock still has very good bluing on the metal parts. The other, while the bluing is not as good still isn't bad.

More to the story on the inheritance. I actualy inherited 1/3 of the collection (my two brother and I divided up almost 400 pieces!). We were/are fairly ignorant to the rarity/types/values of the items in the collection. We transported the collection to my brothers house (that was a job!), laid them on his garage floor, and then started picking; one at a time. When we got down to about the last 50 (which to us looked to be in bad shape missing parts, etc.) I and one brother both said we had enough (113 each is still a lot!). And we left the "remnants" with our other brother (by default because it was at his house). As I have become more educated in the collection it appears that the "bad shape" rifles (Krag's, Ross', Early mauser's, etc.) probably have as much or more value then the "nice" pieces. At least they stayed in the family!

I have the 113 pieces scattered all over my house; in gun cabinets, in my garage, under my bed, in the closet, etc. so it's not easy to take a picture of them in entirety. -John

 
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