Ishapore Enfield 410-pics added

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  1. molonlabe

    molonlabe Member

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    20180606_064143.jpg 20180604_194308.jpg 20180604_194344.jpg 20180604_194433.jpg I put this one hold hoping it was what they said but had a bunch of what it really was.

    Marked as a SHTLE Mark 3 in 303. I looked it over quickly and liked the price so I put it on hold. As I was handing it over I saw 410 RFI 1931 on the rear band.

    Fast forward a few weeks and sure enough as soon as I looked at the barrel I knew it was one of the factory converted single shot 410 models. Condition is good so no complaints and I brought it home.

    It is a 1924 production that was converted in 1931 so no combat pedigree. But story on these is that they were police riot guns so still a great history. Thus far no import mark but I'm sure it's there somewhere.
     
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    Red Marley Authorized person Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I am interested in this. Will it chamber a standard .410 shell?
     
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    I happened to have a box in my room and it chambered one no problem. I plan to get some pics and post them this week. Cubrock has some of the original ammo which was more or less a low power ball round.

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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Can't wait to see the pics. These are neat guns. Some will chamber a standard .410. Some won't, in my experience. I had a friend with one years ago. He shot regular bird shot out of his and killed a mess of squirrels on his property. They were trying to kick a pileated woodpecker out of its nest in a tree hollow in his front yard. From that experience, he learned that for every squirrel you see, there are 24 you don't see. That is how many he had to shoot before they left that woodpecker alone. :)
     
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    Mine closed on a 2.5 inch slug round. I plan to get some snap caps if I can't get it out to shoot it soon.
     

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