production years of the ishy 2a


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paintballdude902
March 24, 2008, 08:41 PM
i always thought that the ishys stopp making the 2a series in the mid to late 70's but a guy on surplusrifle forum found one in a local shop that was dated to 1987


is this possible? maybe a special honor guard run of some sort?

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Swampy
March 25, 2008, 10:17 AM
PBD,

As far as I'm aware the Ishy 2A was only made for a few years in the mid 1960's. I have only seen examples dated 1965, '66, and '67.

Maybe somebody else has difinitive info on how many years they were made.

Best,
Swampy

Garands forever

HorseSoldier
March 25, 2008, 10:49 AM
+1 what Swampy said, but India is a big 3rd world country and it's possible the stop gap until enough FALs were built deal isn't the whole story on the L2A1s.

elmerfudd
March 25, 2008, 03:37 PM
I've read of late model 2A1's before. Apparently Enfields are popular rifles in India and some limited production was kept up for quite a while.

rbernie
March 25, 2008, 04:03 PM
Are we sure that '1967' just didn't look like '1987'?

Afy
March 25, 2008, 08:01 PM
Actually the .303/.308 SMLE type Ishapores were made to the mid/late eighties. When the police began getting the FAL/AK in quantity and the Army began switching to the INSAS/AK type weapons.

Niner
March 25, 2008, 08:41 PM
There's a retired Lt. Col Edwards that seems to be the "authority" on the 2A and 2A1. He says in at least one article that the 2A1 was last produced in 1974. Just curious if you have some source that would suggest later production?

paintballdude902
March 25, 2008, 09:00 PM
i was talking to a few guys on surplusfirleforum.com about it and one guy said he has seena few dated to the early 90's

the only reason i could see them doing that though is for (a finishing off parts or (b making parade rifles of some sort

all the articles i have been reading says that people have tried to ask the ishy factory and couldnt get an answer

Swampy
March 26, 2008, 09:27 AM
Are we sure that '1967' just didn't look like '1987'?

Nope.... The one I have is DEFINITELY '67.

Best,
Swampy

Garands forever

rbernie
March 26, 2008, 10:12 AM
Nope.... The one I have is DEFINITELY '67.
I meant the other way around - that the '1987' was really a '1967'. :)

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