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Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by oneastrix, Apr 7, 2002.

  1. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    I was given a .303 Brit by my father. No 1 MK III Ishapore 1926. Don't know much about it, but it sure is a shooter!
     
  2. TomS

    TomS G&G Newbie

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    A fine weapon, some will complain about the wood with most Ishys not looking nice enough. Yours if you don't know, was made in India at the Royal Small Arms factory at Ishapore. The No1 MkIII was produced there untill the late 40's. After independence, India continued to produce rifles patterned on the No1 MkIII but in the Nato standard 7.62x 51 cartridge. Pre-independence rifles bear the crown under the bolt handle, while the post independence rifles are marked with an Ashoka which looks like a crown but on closer inspection is actually four lions tails together facing outwards.
     

  3. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    Mine definitely has a "crown," not lions. Thanks for the help. it's very enjoyable to shoot and great for handloading!