Finally found the rifle I have been looking for!

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    Finally found the rifle I have been looking for!

    I have been looking for an Enfield in 308 (Ishy 2A) made in 1968. Found it at a local gun show for the price of AIM + Shipping + FFL so I'm happy. I have some 7.62x51 waiting for me to strip, clean and lube up. The stock is in good shape all in all with only one minor fix near the butt.

    Take a look.





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    Excellent! I handled one of these at J&G Sales in Arizona last fall...if I hadn't purchased a Savage Enfield .303 just a couple of months earlier, it would have left the store with me.

    Does yours have the black "spray paint" finish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team American View Post
    Excellent! I handled one of these at J&G Sales in Arizona last fall...if I hadn't purchased a Savage Enfield .303 just a couple of months earlier, it would have left the store with me.

    Does yours have the black "spray paint" finish?
    It does on the metal parts and some over spray on the wood but not to bad on the wood. It also has all matching SNs and bore looks good so I'm happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post
    It does on the metal parts and some over spray on the wood but not to bad on the wood. It also has all matching SNs and bore looks good so I'm happy.
    Congrats......next time I'm at J&G I'll see if they have any more of these rifles. Looked like it would be a great project gun to have the metal stripped and parkerized, and the stock refinished. I'm envious...
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    Rifle looks good!!! I've been lookin' at one of these for awhile.

    Team American - if you get to J&G here in Prescott anytime soon, shoot me a PM. Ammo's on me! :)
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    Congrats...

    on your new buddy...hope he's a 'straight shooter'...

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    Congrats on the new Enfield. She looks like a fine rifle.
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    I have an Ishapore Model 2A1 7.62mm NATO Enfield, made in 1968. Have spare complete wood stock parts as well. This is my backup 7.62mm military rifle to my Springfield M1A Scout Squad.
    I really like my Ishapore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones View Post
    I have an Ishapore Model 2A1 7.62mm NATO Enfield, made in 1968. Have spare complete wood stock parts as well. This is my backup 7.62mm military rifle to my Springfield M1A Scout Squad.
    I really like my Ishapore.
    Mine is a back up to my HK 91! Great minds think alike
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    Quality?

    I'm looking for a backup for my FAL.

    I've been interested in these especially since I can use my C&R license.

    Do the shoot well?

    I've haven't seen one in person yet and did not want to order sight unseen.
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    Excellent! I've got a .303 that's a great old rifle, with bayonets and everything. Makes you appreciate the blokes who lugged them for all those years.
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