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Huot: Canada’s Ross-based Prototype Automatic Rifle from WW1


Due to a shortage of Lewis guns and a glut of withdrawn Ross Mk.III rifles once the Canadian Expeditionary Force had been completely re-equipped with Lee-Enfield SMLE rifles, Monsieur Huot proposed to modify Ross rifles into an automatic rifle / light machine gun (LMG) configuration.

5 of these are known to exist, this is number 2, and is in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada museum in Vancouver:

Many thanks to them for the opportunity to handle and film this exceptionally rare piece! Please give them a visit!

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