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    Ishapore jungle carbine cracked rear reciever

    So I am a lover of enfields and when I saw this Ishapore 2a1 in jungle carbine configuration on consignment at the shop I had to have it... My mistake for not giving it a thorough inspection. Anyway I took it out to shoot it and fed it about 20 rounds of silver bear (very weak pressures) and when I got it home to clean it I noticed this.

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    It's right underneath the clip guide in the front of the trigger housing. Does this seem like a big deal to anyone? I can't tell if it's a safety issue or not? Can it be fixed with a skilled hand and a TIG welder? Let me know what you think.

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    With it right next to the left lug recess I'd never trust.

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    Ouch, I would say it could be fixed, technically a weld should be as strong or stronger than the original metal. But it's not for the average Joe....I would say at a minimum, v-groove the heck out of the cracked area, tig weld it and re-cut the slots, then re-harden the whole receiver, I think the problem is finding someone who would take on the job (liability) without spending more money than the whole gun is worth after it's fixed.

    One good thing , there isn't a lot of collectablilty in that gun, one, because it is an Ishapore, and two, because it is already "bubbad", I would say look for another stripped receiver and just switch out all of the parts, that might be your best bet. Use that one for a paperweight.
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    http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/barreled-r...nd-308-2a.aspx

    I defiantly think this is your answer, I just went back and looked these are barreled receivers! all you would have to do is cut it down to your length and pin on the brake, you could do that at home without any special tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBillCody View Post
    http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/barreled-r...nd-308-2a.aspx

    I defiantly think this is your answer, I just went back and looked these are barreled receivers! all you would have to do is cut it down to your length and pin on the brake, you could do that at home without any special tools.
    Awesome find! That does look like my best bet. Tanks

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    This is your rifle right?
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    You should be good with just removing the FSB, cutting down the barrel, recrown it and reinstall the FSB (and the rest of your parts). Hopefully the new barrel will be nice, at worst you'll have to have them switched.

    BTW don't forget we have a recrowning tool for rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBillCody View Post
    This is your rifle right?
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    Yeah that's the one. I live in Nor AZ and you can't throw a rock without hitting a gunsmith so I should be able to find someone to chop and recrown that barrel. kind of a shame though because the bolt SN matched the one of the receiver. When I took it out to shoot that silver bear, once i got the front sight situated correctly and figured out what my sight picture should look like for 125 (+/-10) yards, I was hitting steel pretty consistently for the crappy ammo i was using... My next outing I would have tried some super consistent loads to test it's accuracy.

    To be honest I already have a full size 2a1 which is in nice shape, but I bought the jungle carbine because I kinda wanted to try it at a 2 gun match, just to experience how practical such a gun was back in the day and compare it to my experience, under stress, with modern carbines.
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    So when you say "modern carbines" you mean aks and ars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBillCody View Post
    So when you say "modern carbines" you mean aks and ars?
    Precisely!

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    I wouldn't try fixing it. I had an incident with 8mm. When something goes wrong next to your face, the best you can hope for is a stain in your pants.
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