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Post by mundaire » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:50 pm

A short write up on the Mark 1 IOFB revolver - http://www.pmulcahy.com/revolvers/indian_revolvers.htm

Just in case anyone is wondering, the current model (the one Anupam bought) is a Mark 2.

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Re: IOF .32 Revolver - Buying Experience

Post by mehulkamdar » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:13 pm

Any improvement of the IOFB's products is a positive thing. I only wish that they would collaborate with a good western manufacturer and make even better guns. There is no harm in doing this and they would most certainly earn the good will of their clients in India if they did.

Thanks Anupam and Abhijeet for the pics.

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Re: IOF .32 Revolver - Buying Experience

Post by penpusher » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:17 pm

The IOF revolver that I had, had a powder coated finish :?

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PS- What is the difference between the Mark I and the Mark II

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Post by ravishankarbn » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:23 am

hi denzil
can u pls elaborate more on micro grooves and bullets being heavy in .32 iof revolver
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Re: IOF .32 Revolver - Buying Experience

Post by msandhu » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:04 am

Denzil was hitting 4" at 25 m with IOF revolver... You must be very good marksman.. Last weekend i went to range and was so so at 15 yards with glock21 .. i wonder whats the range of IOF .32 revolver and how far it can shoot accurately ..
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Post by Sakobav » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:35 am

Nice photos any news on .22 Steel revolver ?

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Post by eljefe » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:59 pm

117 USD for a 60K rupee revolver?
Waay to go.
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Post by mundaire » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:12 pm

eljefe";p="11244 wrote: 117 USD for a 60K rupee revolver?
Waay to go.
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Would actually be funny... if we Indians weren't being forced to shell out almost 13 times the price!! :evil:

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Post by ravishankarbn » Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:37 am

hi
am planning to get .32 iof revolver from SAF kanpur. i live in bangalore. i will b flying from delhi to bangalore. i understand i will b issued a transportation licence in UP. does that hold good in delhi. will i b allowed to transport it from delhi to bangalore in a flight.
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Post by Olly » Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:50 pm

Ravi, a few questions...

Is your license valid All India ?

Have u applied to SAF Kanpur thru a Rs. 6000/- DD and sending their application form filled in with a attested copy of yr license ?

The TL is issued based on the NOC provided by Delhi Police (if u r coming to Delhi). Delhi Police would require the offer letter from SAF Kanpur to issue u the NOC.

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Post by Satpal_S » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:11 am

Revolver looks OK!

Though very expensive.

Similar to old Trade Italian Break Barrel Revolvers in .22, .32 and .38 that flooded the US market in the 70's. Guns were Ok to shoot and sold for peanuts, before imports of these cheap revolvers were banned. Sold for $40-50 in 1980 versus $ 80 for H&R and $ 200 for S&W Mod 31.

AS somebody claimed shooting 4 inch groups at 25 metres.

I can say flat out not possible.

Best Bench rest Groups I see on range with excellent Pistols like Kimber and SIG in 9mm or 40 S&W are 2-2.5 inch. Experienced shooters too, practicing regularly, with target ammo.
4 inch with this Revolver not possible, no matter how good the shooter or whether fired single action. Expect 8 inches or so, even the old Webley seldom grouped 6 inches with Eley ammo. Just not possible with these break barrels.

RE: Somebody asking about microgrooves. Microgroving is a system of having many small shallow grooves instead of the usual few regular size grooves. It is extensively used by Marlin in their .22 rifles. Seems to work. Even the cheapest Marlin shoots good groups.

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Re: IOF .32 Revolver - Buying Experience

Post by penpusher » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:26 am

The micro grooves one member has talked about are infact scratches in the grooves left over from the rifling process.These are more visible in the .32 pistol than in the revolver.The scratches run parallel to the rifling and so should not affect accuracy.They are there as a result of the technician not properly regulating the supply of cutting oil.

Another thing,very little of the .32 revolver at Kanpur(except for the barrel bit and some other sundry parts) is infact made by the IOF.The IOF tenders for a majority of the parts( they do the same for the INSAS also ).I am sure there is a scam here.This might be the reason for the high price of the IOF firearms.

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Difference between Mark1 and Mark2 of .32 IOF revolvers

Post by ravishankarbn » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:44 pm

hi
can anyone pls let me know the differences between Mark1 and Mark2 of .32 IOF revolvers
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Re: Difference between Mark1 and Mark2 of .32 IOF revolvers

Post by TC » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:50 pm

Hi Ravi, there is not much technical difference between the two. The mark 2 comes with a plastic grip that has finger grooves. And its foresight is slightly smaller than the first series.

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Post by shahid » Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:21 pm

What is the original design i.e. Webley Scott or SMith & Wesson based on which this IOF revolver is modelled ?

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