Ishapore .308 are they worth it?

Ishapore .308 are they worth it?

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    Ishapore .308 are they worth it?

    I'm thinking of getting an Enfield #2A Ishapore 308 caliber rifle. With my 03 FFL. I know that a few people have them on this forum

    Do you like them, does the black paint need to be cleaned off, are there scope mounts that require no gunsmithing? Either scout mounts or traditional.
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    I'm sure Chris/P95 will chime in an give you his opinion, but until he does here is a photo of his Ishy.

    http://www.gobango.net/basefile/rifle-bolt/ishy_s.htm
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    Thanks George, I'm wanting to find a backup for my FAL. It's either the Ishy or a Israeli K98. The few Israeli Mausers I've seen were beat-up and shot out.
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    The odds of you finding an Israeli Mauser in good condition are very remote. I would go with the Ishapore.

    AIMS Surplus has them in the full length and carbine versions.
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    Yes - the 'Ishy' is worth getting .. I wanted to fit a mount to it such as I have on my MkIV sporter, which uses rear sight pin. No good of course for Ishy so got things tapped to take a B-Square mount. It's OK, tho not perhaps as good as a more robust deal - if available.

    The .308 cal does make it very convenient for ammo but have to say so far mine has not been stellar in the accuracy department. I think it can do better and will be loading some home brewed stuff sometime to try out. Sorry - pic is rather grainy.


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    Chris did you have to refinish yours?

    The ones I seen in person had been painted, good bores but ugly black paint.
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    Mine is pretty much as received. Did have to degrease and clean of course but in Cosmo terms compared with an SKS - not a problem at all. I have plans (on back burner) to do some nice refinishing but hey - always too much stuff goin on . just may never happen

    The bore is very fair - much like all Enfields I have encountered.
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    I purchased an Ishy from AIM and it's a good shooter. Finish was nothing special though. I have purchased a B Square mount (when they say no gunsmithing required it really depends on you "handy" potential). Looks like it mounts to the extractor screw and mine is fairly stripped out (so I'll have to take it to the smith). The "paint" on the receiver is maybe 50% and looks like it'll be a pain to get off. The stock was free of marks but the finish was really bad. But some sand paper, stain and polyurithane fixed that right up. Here is the before pic I'll dig out the camera and take an after pic.



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    Here is a pic with the refinished stock:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cpmiv/5...7600207321781/
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    Nice work, it really makes that old rifle shine. Well I decided I'm going get one. Maybe it can be my father's day gift.
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