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Indian jungle Carbine-Faked but still neat! #16156495 06/09/21
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hey guys hope everyone is well! I just recently inheritied this. Back when the Indian No.2A's were coming in, one company (Anyone know?) cut the barrels, added the jungle carbine flash hiders, slimmed the forends, and changed the upper handguards to make a "Jungle Carbine". Yeah, it's fake, in that they wee never issued this way, but wow is it a neat little gun! here's some not-so-hot pics of mine...enjoy!
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40 inches and 8lbs!
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Re: Indian jungle Carbine-Faked but still neat! [Re: iambrb] #16156860 06/09/21
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Pretty nifty. How does it shoot?


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Same with the so-called “Tanker Garand” never produced, but someone made up a few.


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Originally Posted by HitnRun
Same with the so-called “Tanker Garand” never produced, but someone made up a few.


Springfield Armory actually made some Factory “Tanker” Garlands in the late 80’s and early 90’s. They were in .308 instead of 30-06. Mine was very accurate too. Rare and expensive if you find one.

Cool little Enfield ! I’d buy a “faked” Jungle Carbine in a heart beat if the price was right. 🤠


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Re: Indian jungle Carbine-Faked but still neat! [Re: iambrb] #16156950 06/09/21
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I looks cool, but; it would be ever so much better if they started with a No4 Lee Enfield. That would have a proper looking rear peep and same basic receiver as the Jungle Carbine. The jungle carbine was the No5 Lee Enfield. Perhaps they cut down both No1 and No4. Anything to sell a gun and make a buck.

I never would suggest such a thing be done to a good rifle, but; some one could make thier own today. The flashhider/front sight is available. That would be only new part needed. There are a lot of sporteried No4 around. If that needed it, you might locate any combo of used stock parts and improvise or get a repro No5 stock.

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It may have been Gibbs Arms that converted these?????

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Santa Fe?

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Lithgow Small Arms Factory made a handful of rifles almost identical to that in 1955, for the Royal Australian Air Force. Here's a link: www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL:19494

There had been a few earlier versions of shortened, lightened rifles based on the No 1 Mk III/III* made at LSAF before that, during WWII, intended for jungle warfare. Experimental batches only - a matter of hundreds - they didn't end up being adopted.

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Some or one of the old importer ad's refereed to a No6. Apparently the gun posted by dan was inspiration for using that name. I dont know if the OP gun was fabricated and sold as a No6, but some definitely were, Instead of a poor copy of the No5, this now becomes a clone of the No6. Good post!

I also missed that this was a 308. That maybe a handful for casual shooting. I would want to reload for that, if fun shooting at a club was on the agenda.

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I did a Google search and these Gibbs(?) modified guns have an official name: "Ishapore 2A1 No. 7 .308 Jungle Carbine"

The cut down 2A1 in 308 called a No7 while the cut-down No1 in 303 was called a No6.

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Gun was not produced by Santa Fe, but it may well have been Gibbs, in fact I think it was!

Has a short sight radius but actually does quite well, I can hit an 8" gong at 100 yds easily. I am going to have to paint the front post with touch, as it disappears in the rear V sight


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Gibbs= Navy Arms= Val Forgett,Jr. They had a retail/wholesale outlet in Martinsburg, WV, back in the day, chock full of such tasty items. Wandering around in there was truly an education in how to doctor milsurps. Ah, the good old days.


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I got one of the S/A Tanker Garands in .308 and I have no trouble hitting the 300 yard steel with it. Bought some 5 round clips for it to hunt with but can't bring my old bones to carry it. Too heavy. Super fun gun.
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Agreed, Cool, I'd buy one if I had the dies & components.

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I have a N0. 5 Jungle Carbine that I restocked years and years ago. Fun to shoot, but I will tell you it has some vicious muzzle flip with 180 grainers. Secure the frond when shooting from a bench with a rest. Trust me on this one. wink

BTW - good job! ave fun!


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I have that same exact rifle in .308. numerics has magazines.

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Kind of on the same topic of modified Lee Enfields - Navy Arms offered a 45/70 version of these rifles. I do not mean a jungle carbine, but; a somewhat modern looking hunting rifle. New barrel and sights. Cannot remember what they did with the stocks.

Edit: A Google search reveals Gibbs is currently or very recently making the 45/70 conversions. That seems a shame.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/21/gibbs-rifle-companys-45-70-no-4-lee-enfield/

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I thought that firearms imported into the US had to be stamped with the importer's name or mark. Maybe you can find the mark. That sounds like Forgett's work.


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