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The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: BAMM - Ishapore 2A1
« Last post by trooper on December 14, 2019, 11:26:24 PM »
Even if the Ishapore was considered a "faithful reproduction" of the SMLE No 1 MkIII* (and I doubt that given the different magazine and FAL butt plate) the calibre is a problem....

"The rifle must be an original calibre bolt action....."

I think you'll find all the rechambered Israeli Mausers and similar guns are also  excluded for precisely that reason.  Sorry.

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The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: BAMM
« Last post by lostvaquero on December 14, 2019, 09:55:22 PM »
The slightly higher velocity puts it right in there for 1907 as well.  Not played with a model 8 since I do not have one.  Both to me more or less fit in with Gamm wnd certainly more WB era that is why I call them SAMM
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The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: BAMM - Ishapore 2A1
« Last post by Garrison Joe on December 14, 2019, 09:22:30 PM »
I'd say it is well out of the acceptable range of rifles fielded before the end of WW II.
Probably a very good rifle, just not a BAMM compliant gun, nor is it chambered for a round used before end of WW II.

Good luck, GJ
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The Wild Bunch Wire / BAMM - Ishapore 2A1
« Last post by C.N. Double on December 14, 2019, 07:05:50 PM »
I have an opportunity to buy a really nice Ishapore 2A1 Lee-Enfield variant in 7.62 NATO. I think because it's a box magazine and was used by the Indian military starting in 1963, it won't be legal for BAMM, but thought I'd check here in case it could pass. As far as I can tell, it's identical to the earlier Enfield except that it's chambered in the more modern 7.62 NATO. This particular rifle was built in 1968 and appears to be all original.

What say ye wise folks?

Edit: I found a cool article describing some of the history of small arms in India: https://www.files.ethz.ch/isn/176291/IAVA-IB4-small-arms-of-indian-state.pdf
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The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: New To Wild Bunch
« Last post by Marshal Flint on December 14, 2019, 04:19:42 PM »
Thanks Three Foot!
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The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: BAMM
« Last post by Garrison Joe on December 14, 2019, 09:37:47 AM »
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That 10 rd gamer British gun was prevalent

If you allow loading the magazine only with 5 rounds at a time, that "levels the reloading process" for most military bolt guns.

Good luck, GJ
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OK state WB will be shooting Oct 2-4.  Hope you can make it.   We have a great shoot.    Let me know if you need anything.

EJ
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The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: BAMM
« Last post by Three Foot Johnson on December 13, 2019, 09:56:05 PM »
I don't think there is a "most popular rifle", like the '73 is for CAS.
I use an 1891 Argentine Mauser in 7.65x53 and an SMLE No. 1 Mk III in .303 British.
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The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: New To Wild Bunch
« Last post by Three Foot Johnson on December 13, 2019, 09:44:33 PM »
Watch the rear sight on that Remington. Mine fell off earlier this year - fortunately on the table I re-staged it on. On mine, and so I would assume on all of them, the sight isn't a tight fit in the dovetail and will slide right out if the set screw comes loose. I put it back in with a paper shim on one side and Loctite.  ;)

I bought my first Model 12 this summer, and hoooo boy... the difference is like night and day. I don't think I'll ever use a '97 for Wild Bunch ever again!
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Great News.  We just received confirmation for hosting the State match again.  Applications are on our website noted above.  Also note that there's a discount for early registration.  Hope to see you all there again for some fun shooting, great food and great friends.
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