IOF’s new sniper rifle. The Enfield returns.

The above photo is of a new rifle from Indian Ordnance Factories. Enfield aficionados will recognize it as the Ishapore Enfield Rifle 2A1 with a modern sniper stock, scope and bipod.

The Ishapore Rifle 2A1 is based on the Lee-Enfield SMLE Mk. III and is chambered in 7.62x51mm.

More information at Indians For

[ Many thanks to Moa for emailing me the link. ]

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • I can’t imagine anyone other than a bunch of political appointees coming out with this kind of junk. The side mounted scope looks like something copied from a 1930s Griffin and Howe sporter and the stock like something that came from a shop that turns out cheap molded toys sold in dollar stores.

  • Ladyfox

    Nice to see the Ishi is getting some overdue love and I’m a proud mommy of one myself. I’ve always been a fan of the Enfield action ever since trying one out many years ago at a WW2 re-enactment. I just wish someone would start putting out modern reproductions that we can buy in different calibers like 7.62×39 or even 5.56×45 (yes I’m looking at you AIA who managed to get their rifles banned from import due to cheaping out on the stocks) rather than being relegated to red-head stepchild status. -_-

    Screw Mauser actions it’s Enfield or go home for this girly! ^_^

    • mosinman

      nagant action for me ;D

  • SoulTown

    Mad minute with scopes! Yea!

  • Question is it any good? Is it new production or actually an old Enfield ‘sporterized’ of sorts?

  • Stefan F

    I know…. lets get M-1903’s in a Sage stock and give them to our Army!

  • Homero Luiz De Freitas

    Bem oque eu posso dizer nao sendo um especialista ; e, na minha epoca do serviço militar:usava o Mauser 7.62×51[Mosquefal] 5 tiros. Trata se de uma modificaçao do antigo Mauser,arma com grande poder de fogo.E sobre este fuzil que gostaria de mais informaçao.

  • The Enfield action is extremely sweet. Those that ask why, I ask why not. For its purpose, with a good quality barrel, this will do just fine.

  • GrosVentreGeorge

    @Stefan F I’d buy one. As for the the Enfield I would love to have L42A1 (or clone). If these are of new manufacture there could be an export market.

  • I have a thing for the Enfields, and if I ever get a service rifle the Ishapore SMLE is my top choice.

  • Sandwichy

    I can just imagine how cool a modern No1 Mk4 would look. Black Hogue stock with stainless steel action and barrel and a rail for modern optics. Release it in .303, .308, .223, 5.45, 7.62×39, whatever’s possible!!

  • Ol bill

    Wow ladyfox. No self respecting gun owner should be a mommy or daddy of there gun. You are a stupid bitch how gay, and why in the fuck would you want s bolt action rifle in a weak assault rifle chambering? Are you from Kentucky? I bet your parents had the same parents whore! Go shove your baby lol ma ma 5.45mm pussified ishy wishy wifle up your smelly cunt you dirty bitch!!!!!

    • David/Sharpie

      What a prick, and she put “5.56 x 45” not “5.45”………

      Cheap practice ammo, light recoil, whole gamut of reasons to choose from.

      She may call her gun “baby” which would make her the “mommy” of the gun, she can call herself and her gun whatever she wants, you can call your gun bitch for all we care, but don’t bitch, whine and insult someone because of what they call themselves or their gun.

      And it’s “their” not “there” any self-respecting whiner would use proper grammar when insulting (and whining)

    • jeh

      whats up your ass? oh wait, probably shouldnt have asked that question……

      • David/Sharpie

        One can only imagine….