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A rifle from India

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A rifle from India

#1 Post by Roy mcleod » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:23 pm

In my collection, I, have this unusual Enfield Ishapore SHTLE III rifle.
I, would like to share rifle info and photos
Crown G.R.I. Ishapore 1928 SHTLE III
serial # 9602 cal 303 British
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#2 Post by retread12345678 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:36 pm

Great looking rifle Any clue as to the markings. ?? Is it numbers matching ?

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#3 Post by Roy mcleod » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:46 pm

Weird markings!! I, have no clue, as what the letters and numbers mean.
I, have a correction on the rifles date. I, posted date as 1928.
The correct date is 1929
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#4 Post by echo1 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:05 pm

That's in pretty great shape. PAX

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#5 Post by luigi » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:24 pm

I think the "120" is a Rack Number. ( I have an ISHY with a number painted on buttstock )

Not sure the the 4 letters are?

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#6 Post by ffuries » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:22 am

I remember reading of an Enfield out of India with the letters DPBF were on it for Drill Purpose Blank Firing. Trying to make sense of the CLHC marking and coming up blank.

ETA: Did find a post which shows a lot of ugly looking SMLE with defects and such, and he has a picture of a pile of stock pieces with the CLHC marking, but didn't know what it meant. Its about half way down on the below link. So it's at least not unique to your rifle, but yours is the best looking.

http://dave2.freeshell.org/smle/smle236/smle236.htm
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#7 Post by luigi » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:12 am

There is abbreviation in the Indian Army C.L.H. = Calcutta Light Horse .......... Could be "Calcutta Light Horse Club" ?

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#8 Post by Rapidrob » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:32 am

= Calcutta Light Horse Ceremonial
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#9 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:49 am

My that is a beauty... Love the markings... and if it was ceremonial that would explain the excellent condition

Of course considering who the Calcutta light house were, they may have brought it along when they attacked the Germans..

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