- The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) was equipped with the Ross as they embarked for the western front in 1915. Canadian soldiers soon discovered that the Ross, an excellent and accurate rifle, was very much unsuited for trench conditions. Many marksmen kept their Ross after its replacement for its superb sharpshooting ability.
- – Verdun Official Weapon Guide
The Ross rifle is a Canadian straight-pull bolt action rifle holding five rounds, reloaded by a 5 round stripper clip.
During service its extremely fault intolerant design proved incapable of dealing with trench conditions. Furthermore, issues emerged with the bolt reassembly and the possibility of an igniting round throwing the bolt back into the shooter's face. These issues mounted into 1916 before the Canadian government withdrew the rifle from service and replaced it with the British Empire standard rifle, the SMLE.
|Rifles and carbines||Central Powers||Gew. 88/05 • Gew. 98 • Kar. 88 • Kar. 98AZ|
|Entente||Berthier • Gew. 89 • Kar. 89 • Lebel • M1917 • MLE • Mousqueton • P14 • Ross • SMLE • Springfield|
|Machine guns||Central Powers||Madsen • MG 08/18 • MP18i|
|Entente||BAR • Chauchat (CSRG M18) • Hotchkiss • Lewis|
|Handguns||Central Powers||C96 • Luger (Artillery) • Reichsrevolver|
|Entente||FN1900 • M1892 • M1911 • Ruby • Webley • Webley-Scott|
|Melee and grenades||Central Powers||Bokerknife • Feldspaten • M15|
|Entente||F1 • Mills • Trenchclub|
|Other||Wex • M1897|
|Call-ins||Artillery • Plane • Gas • Heavy mortar • Smokescreen|