Re: Ross rifle
the reason that i know the answer to this question is that i own and shoot several ROSS 1905 rifles...
and yes, i always have a wee bit of doubt in the back of my mind that the bolt might come straight back out of the rifle...
i feel the same way about my .236 Lee Navy
early on in my gun collecting - aquiring life i discovered that much of the lore passed on to us in books, magazines, movies, and around the proverbial campfire have little or no basis in reality
safety 1st is a good mantra to strictly adhere to at all times
but life experiance and actual real world field testing weigh heavily as well
let lifes questions spur you onti actual research
2 facts to consider...
1: i am blessed to own several hundred firearms and to have spent much of my life working proffesionaly with guns
2: i learn something new every day and my "expertise" has a somewhat limited and narrow focus
the 1905 Ross is as safe as the 1903 springfield
Best Regards, Mike.