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Red face Indian inventive...

As some of you might know, despite having their right to keep and bear arms granted by Constitution, the people of India suffers from very strict “anti-insurrection/anti-terrorism/anti-disturbance” gun-control regulations that longtime halted all import of foreign-made firearms for civilian sales, leading to a State monopoly in that sector (the only new-manufacture firearms that Indian civilians can access are made by the Indian State Ordnance Factories); choice is between two .32-S&W Long Webley&Scott-type revolvers (long-barrel and “pocket”), a .22-Lr revolver, a .32-Acp Browning 1910 clone pistol, a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun, a .22 bolt-action carbine, an Enfield-style bolt-action .315 rifle, and a more modern .30-06 bolt-action rifle. A local Browning High-Power clone in 9x19mm and a 12-gauge pump-action Winchester 1200 “Defender” copy were briefly marketed, but soon banned due to the pump-action shotgun being in service with the Police, and the Browning HP being both in service with the Police and Armed Forces and being chambered in a “military caliber”.

As you might also assume, there is little chance that an Indian civilian may get a license for a semi-automatic long arm. So some gunsmiths came out with an idea to “militarize” the bolt-action .315 and .30-06 rifles.
Wonder if this stock also fits the cheapo .303-British SMLE rifles that the Italian Navy has received immediately after World War 2 and that's now giving away through gun shops...

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