This one is an Enfield 2A1 from the Ishapore Rifle Factory in India. Made in 1966, this old rifle is chambered in 7.62 NATO. It's fun to shoot, but a little tough on the shoulder. Since the folks in India learned to make rifles from the British, they applied the same cruddy-looking "stoving" (as far as I can tell, that's a nice name for black paint that cracks and falls off after any length of use and turns into a gooey mess when mixed with cosmoline). As such, it was pretty nasty looking. In May '98, I sent it off to Mac's "Shootin' Iron" Restorations to get GunKoted. Mac did a wonderful job on the rifle. He even removed all the cosmoline from the stock for me. Upon receiving the refinished gun, I was amazed at the quality of the finish. Per Mac's suggestions, I refinished the stock with some tung oil, and the result was an almost new-looking rifle. Of course, knowing what I know now, I probably wouldn't have done this, as I'm somewhat of a collector; however, the rifle wasn't particularly rare, so I'm not too worried about it.
manufacture on right side of receiver
|Magazine Capacity||Detachable, 12 Rounds|
Santa Barbara 7.62x51 NATO
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