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    Posted: August 04 2013 at 6:07am

I love the look and feel of this rifle. It's got some real heft to it, much heavier than my No4 MkI.  I doubt it saw much use judging from the bore, which looks clean. Images pasted below.

Wristguard markings

3-headed Ashoka (per Wikipedia)

RFI (Rifle Factory Ishapore)

1951*

No. 1 Mk. 3

Receiver, right rear

CAI ST ALB VT [importer: Century Arms International, St. Albans, Vermont]

MK III





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SonnyB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2013 at 6:25am
Interesting series of pix from NRA web site:

http://www.nramuseum.com/the-museum/the-galleries/ever-vigilant/case-66-a-war-in-korea/ishapore-arsenal-smle-no-1-mk-iii-bolt-action-rifle.aspx

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Nice looking rifle you have there Sonny.  It looks quite a bit like mine, although, mine says GRI and 1948.  Mine does not have holes in the front sight "ears".  The bore looked terrible when I got it and elbow grease, No.9, brush and patches and about 5 hours got her looking pretty good now.  It did not have an extractor spring, but, Liberty Tree came through with that and I got it installed last week.  It has been too darned hot here to get to the range, so I went to a gun show yesterday and found some old military ammo on clips that I will will try when it cools down.  I like the heft to them as well and there is something about a full length stock that draws me in.  The RFI bayonet is ready for any close work I may encounter.  The butt's toe and heel both have had a repair done.  I may have to take her to deer camp in November.
 
Have you shot yours?  What ammo have you used?  How does it group?
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very nice looking ishy 303 , i had one once but not in that condition , congrats on a nice find , 

for clarification the marking should be read as 1951, over , no1 mk3* , the star is associated with the mark not the date even though it could be misinterpreted by the way it was stamped , 
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Nice looking rifle.
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