The first of the new Canadian Ranger C-19 rifles have started to be distributed in Northern Ontario.
The first two deliveries were made to Ranger patrols in Constance Lake, near Hearst, and Peawanuck, near the Hudson Bay coast. The C-19 is a specially designed .308 calibre, bolt action rifle, that is replacing the venerable .303 Lee-Enfield Mark 4, which has been in service with the Rangers since 1947.
“We’ve been looking forward to getting the new rifle for a long time,” said Sergeant Neil Neegan in Constance Lake. “We are glad to be getting them.”