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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #15 - Jan 25th, 2019 at 7:10pm
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s.s.jeff wrote on Jan 25th, 2019 at 6:17pm:
At some point of his life he was a sheet metal worker and installed furnaces.


A useful & honorable trade, but, what a sad waste of his exceptional skill & talent.
  
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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #16 - Jan 26th, 2019 at 8:48am
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Where “what books” would I find info on Ross.  Ledball
  
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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #17 - Jan 26th, 2019 at 1:30pm
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ledball wrote on Jan 26th, 2019 at 8:48am:
Where “what books” would I find info on Ross.  Ledball


Several books mention him, but none I know of have anything to say beyond his association with Stevens & his marksmanship. Possibly some biographical details could be found by searching Shooting & Fishing.
  
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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #18 - Feb 2nd, 2019 at 5:54pm
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The archives have a number of letters between Pope and Ross all the way to 1913. Very friendly and Ross asks Pope to help sell a number of rifles for him.  Copies should be available thru the archivist.
  
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Reply #19 - Feb 2nd, 2019 at 8:15pm
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This is from the cover of the last SSR News, I believe that this is Fred Ross;
  
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Reply #20 - Feb 2nd, 2019 at 10:13pm
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This is detail from a schuetzen match in Jersey City New Jersey; #13 Fred Ross, #14 Harry Pope #15 Mike Dorrler;
  
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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #21 - Feb 3rd, 2019 at 1:35pm
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Here's another photo of Harry Pope and Fred Ross, as well as Ross shooting offhand;
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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #22 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 11:22am
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So there is a good chance that Fred Ross worked on my Helm high wall that was rebarreled with a Stevens-Pope barrel, serial #1849???  It has Pope style, left hand twist rifling, cal. 32-40.
  
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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #23 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 12:54pm
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Old-Win wrote on Feb 4th, 2019 at 11:22am:
So there is a good chance that Fred Ross worked on my Helm high wall that was rebarreled with a Stevens-Pope barrel, serial #1849???  It has Pope style, left hand twist rifling, cal. 32-40.


Yes. Pope's last barrels ended around 1350 if I recall correctly. Ross ran the barrel making for Stevens after Pope left, so yours is likely done under Ross' supervision.
Mine in .32-40 Stevens-Pope on a Ballard is around 1700 range, and likely under Ross' era too.
  

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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #24 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 5:47pm
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So Vall that makes the heavy barrel .22 low wall  I got from you a Ross bbl too?


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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #25 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 7:54pm
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Yes Jack. If it's after around 1350 it is.
  

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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #26 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 7:59pm
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The barrel # is 1778

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Re: Fred Ross
Reply #27 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 9:34pm
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bpjack wrote on Feb 4th, 2019 at 7:59pm:
The barrel # is 1778

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Have to check my Stevens-Pope-Ballard. I think our barrels were made very close to each other!
  

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Reply #28 - Feb 5th, 2019 at 1:01pm
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From the LA Herald article on Hudson, but shows several of Ross's records.
  
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Reply #29 - Feb 5th, 2019 at 2:17pm
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Oodmoff an interesting part of Ross History virtually unknown to me and I want to thank you for taking the time to share it with us here. I always thought of him as just being a barrel maker and his competitive shooting abilities were a real eye opener for me.
  
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