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The Canadian ROSS Cadet "Straight-Pull" training rifle in .22inch RF

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The Cadet rifle - with long military woodwork. Shortened fore-end sporting rifles also became available.

Above: the boltway; the bolt has a simple single extractor and a slot in the bottom of the forward section which runs over the ejector in the bottom of the receiver.

The full-bore .303in Ross M10 rifles were fitted with the Ross aperture rear-sight as also used on the Cooey adaptation of the sight for use with a S.M.L.E. when converted to an Enfield No.2 .22RF training rifle. An aperture rear-sight was therefore fitted to the Cadet training rifle. To permit the use of the rifle with open sights, the aperture sight could be rotated through 90 degrees out of the way.

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Below: several variations of fore-sight have been seen; a ramped barleycorn, a tunnel foresight, and this example which has been fitted with the swivel-hooded fore-sight from a British War Office Pattern Miniature rifle.

The rifle can be easily disassembled by undoing the rear barrel sling swivel/bedding screw and the screw holding the nose-cap onto the fore-end woodwork.

Below: the simple trigger mechanism and, in front of the trigger, the bolt locking release lever which lies in a slot at the front of the trigger-guard and has to be pressed, by a finger in front of the guard ant therefore clear of the trigger, in order to release the bolt after firing. The 'straight-pull' action of the Cadet rifle is therefore a comparatively simple design and fabrication - quite unlike the complex bolt of the Ross Service rifle.

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These two images, left and right, are of the

original fitment foresight

(by courtesy of Chris Smith)

 

Below left: the rear-sight raised for use and, right; turned away to permit use of the 'V' notched open rear-sight.

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The open rear-sight is of a common design similar to that used on a number of B.S.A. small-bore target and sporting rifles

The Ross butt-plate, with the trap inverted in relation to the more common configuration for

British Service and training rifles - including the War Office Pattern Miniature rifle,

but faithfully emulating the butt configuration of its full-bore .303" Service counterpart.

 

The Enfield Pattern Room example is shown below

 

The above pair of images are by courtesy of the Enfield Pattern Room

 

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