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    Factory Repair, Rifle Factory Ishapore 1967

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    In my quest for WWII revolvers I have admittedly hit rock bottom. For your consideration a British Service where only the frame and barrel are original. The crane, ejector rod, cylinder and side plate are mismatching. I can cross India off my BSR list however.
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    That likely saw some serious use to need that many replacement parts! If it could only talk...
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment & buy one" Jesus - Luke 22:36

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    Either that or a totally mismanaged refurbishment program....................

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    The China, Burma, India Theater of operations was extremely tough on both men and equipment. If only that revolver could talk.
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    In my brief research, there were Indian service troops evacuated at Dunkirk and were found in every theater of the war though the CBI claimed the larger number. This gun, 99XXXX likely went out in early 1942 as Lend-Lease. So, Africa, India, service with Brits later to India? All I can say is it made it to the far side of the planet and back. BTW the cylinder is V60XXX.
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    That's a good bet. 975xxx was shipped in Apr 1942.
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    That is a real revolver. Not some pampered safe wiennie.

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    I must admit, when I read the title, I thought it was one of those .308 12 round rifles.
    I owned three of them and have yet to have one feed reliably.

    This revolver however, looks like a real nice conversation piece.
    You should have a very sensitive medium hold it and tell you its story.
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