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June 18, 2008, 02:21 PM
does anyone have a yea or nea about the indian ishapore
enfields in 7.72 caliber,
Are they ant good?
June 18, 2008, 02:49 PM
They're heavy, rude, crude, painted by hand with bbq paint, and quite old fashioned.
They're also made with a better steel than original SMLE's, are one of the fastest cycling bolt actions out there, and make a darn nice truck-gun.
I have an Ishapore 2A1 that had been shortened into a pseudo jungle rifle (no 'preserving history' there.). I had it placed into a plastic stock and am in the process of having a scout-scope mount installed.
I don't expect match accuracy, but I expect it to survive the next appokkyclips without a sweat.
Get one, clean it up and enjoy.:cool:
June 18, 2008, 08:53 PM
"...with bbq paint..." BBQ paint it isn't. BBQ paint is for Al. If any paint is on any Lee-Enfield, it's Suncorite. That'd be a special paint on finish.
Ishapores were made as stop gap rifles to be issued to Indian Army Reserves and police during the manufacture of Indian FALs. They'll do.
June 20, 2008, 03:59 PM
Good post by 4thPOC. If you do get one, CitriiStrip from Home Depot will get the paint off.
June 21, 2008, 08:09 PM
T O'Heir is correct, of course....it is Suncorite. I'm sure he recognized the tongue in cheek response.
It just looks like bbq paint slathered on with a broom:D
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