News from the Great North

It seems the replacement program to purge the Canadian Ranger’s vintage WWII-era Short Magazine Lee Enfield .303s for the new C-19 Canadian Ranger Rifle is moving right along as these images from the 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group/1 GPRC show.

The old....

The old….

The new...

The new…

The .7.62x51mm NATO C-19 is based on the Tikka/Sako T3 CTR (Compact Tactical Rifle) but, seeing as the Rangers have to use their guns in whiteout conditions at -50 C weather, their version has an oversized bolt and trigger guard so that it can be used with heavy gloves (you don’t want to touch metal with bare hands when its that cold) as well as a high-viz laminated stock complete with the Ranger crest.

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