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C.N. Double

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BAMM - Ishapore 2A1
« 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
« Last Edit: December 14, 2019, 09:29:44 PM by C.N. Double »
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Garrison Joe

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Re: BAMM - Ishapore 2A1
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: BAMM - Ishapore 2A1
« Reply #2 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.

« Last Edit: December 14, 2019, 11:28:21 PM by trooper »
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Re: BAMM - Ishapore 2A1
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2019, 04:54:53 PM »
Thanks, Friends. I was pretty sure already, but I appreciate the insight.
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