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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by indian » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:42 pm

i once came across a .315 with ishapore rifle factory sticker on it.never seen one from trichy :)

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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by cherian.k.k » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:58 pm

Hello all
Has IOF started to reduce their price? I have seen .315 offered for 55k now it is offered for 41k with better finish
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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by Fowad » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:04 pm

on my last visit to INDIA in august 2008 I came accross a gentleman in Bhopal who owned a beautiful rifle, guess what:
He had a FRASER, England(.315) 8mmR austrian Man, a take down model made on Mauser98 engraved action.
It was a beauty although badly kept. As per his knowledge it belonged to some Royalty of earlier Bhopal State.
This was the most beautiful and graceful .315 indian I came accross.

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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by jaz » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:15 pm

due to avaliablity of IOF 30 06. rifle I think 315 is going to become thing of past very soon .
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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by Timnorris » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:52 pm

I dont think so because .315 is a cheaper option for many............

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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by orange » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:50 am

I believe the .315 ctg is the same as the Austrian 8x50R Mannlicher. This ctg was adopted in Austria-Hungary in 1888 loaded with black powder ,244 gr bt at 1750 fps, and later in 1893 loaded with smokeless ,2000fps. It was used in M1888 and 1895 Mannlicher rifles as well as Scharzlose MGs.
British gunmakers started to make sporting rifles in this calibre when the .303" was outlawed for civilian use in India c1905.

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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by ngrewal » Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:18 am

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Lets not rehash the topic discussed to its hilt and which lead to some pretty interesting exchnages. Conduct a search on this site and you can look up all the info on this bullets history..This website lost one too many good members to its origin's discussion.

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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by winnie_the_pooh » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:23 am

orange wrote:I believe the .315 ctg is the same as the Austrian 8x50R Mannlicher. This ctg was adopted in Austria-Hungary in 1888 loaded with black powder ,244 gr bt at 1750 fps, and later in 1893 loaded with smokeless ,2000fps. It was used in M1888 and 1895 Mannlicher rifles as well as Scharzlose MGs.
British gunmakers started to make sporting rifles in this calibre when the .303" was outlawed for civilian use in India c1905.
You are right on this.The .315 is based on the 8x50R Austrian Mannlicher.Whatever slight variation is their,is due to manufacturing tolerances.

A large number of BSA made Enfields in this caliber were imported into the country.They are marked as 8mm.They easily chamber and fire the KF .315 cartridge.
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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by Vikram » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:48 pm

I recently came across this BSA rifle chambered for the 8X50R Mannlicher/.315 sale in UK.

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One of the clear pictures I have seen of this model.

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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by winnie_the_pooh » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:53 pm

Vikram,

If it is not too much trouble, can you confirm if the magazine cut off in this rifle is the same as the one for the 303.Thanks
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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by Vikram » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:54 pm

winnie_the_pooh wrote:Vikram,

If it is not too much trouble, can you confirm if the magazine cut off in this rifle is the same as the one for the 303.Thanks
No problem, Winnie. I emailed the seller asking if they could confirm the year of manufacture.They don't know.Will email them about this and get back.

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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by winnie_the_pooh » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:48 pm

Vikram wrote:
winnie_the_pooh wrote:Vikram,

If it is not too much trouble, can you confirm if the magazine cut off in this rifle is the same as the one for the 303.Thanks
No problem, Winnie. I emailed the seller asking if they could confirm the year of manufacture.They don't know.Will email them about this and get back.

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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by Vikram » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:41 pm

Hi Winnie,

I received an email from the seller stating that the magazine capacity is 10 rounds.Nice,isn't it?BTW, they don't stock the ammo for this calibre.

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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by TwoRivers » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:53 pm

Vikram: "they don't stock the ammo..." Not likely, since it has been obsolete (outside India) for a long time. Magazine capacity is ten, for the .303. Any and all that I have ever seen had the reguIar .303 magazine, not a deeper one. It will hold seven, barely, of the .315. But they'd need the shells to check that, and realize it's a fatter cartridge. Cheers.

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Re: IOF 315 rifle and cartridge

Post by Vikram » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:10 am

TwoRivers,

Thank you for the info.It's the first time I found one for sale in UK.Thought very interesting.As I wrote earlier, the seller does not have any idea about the rifle.Thanks again.

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