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A rifle from India

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:23 pm
by Roy mcleod
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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Re: A rifle from India

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:36 pm
by retread12345678
Great looking rifle Any clue as to the markings. ?? Is it numbers matching ?

Re: A rifle from India

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:46 pm
by Roy mcleod
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
Roy

Re: A rifle from India

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:05 pm
by echo1
That's in pretty great shape. PAX

Re: A rifle from India

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:24 pm
by luigi
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?

Re: A rifle from India

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:22 am
by ffuries
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

Re: A rifle from India

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:12 am
by luigi
There is abbreviation in the Indian Army C.L.H. = Calcutta Light Horse .......... Could be "Calcutta Light Horse Club" ?

Re: A rifle from India

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:32 am
by Rapidrob
= Calcutta Light Horse Ceremonial

Re: A rifle from India

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:49 am
by indy1919a4
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..

http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/ ... orse-raid/