Serial No E4897
Very Good Condition
A nice example of an Indian 7.62mm SMLE
Fully matching including the magazine & nose cap with
a very good bore
The Rifle 7.62mm 2A/2A1 is a 7.62×51mm NATO calibre
bolt-action rifle adopted as a reserve arm by the Indian Armed Forces
The design of the rifle – initially the Rifle 7.62mm 2A –
began at the Rifle Factory Ishapore of the Ordnance Factories Board in
India, soon after the Sino-Indian War.
The Ishapore 2A/2A1 has the distinction of being the last bolt-action
rifle designed to be used by a regular military force other than specialized
While they are no longer in service with the Indian military, the rifle
is still used by the Indian police.
Change from 2A to 2A1 included a reduction in sight range from 2000 down
to 800 yards