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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:

T. O'Heir
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.

George R
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