The steel body .22 revolver is not going to hit the market soon. Production of the first lot is slow through the Ministry gave its clearance in September 2013.kedarmarkale wrote:Also can anyone please tell me whats the status on the steel revolver
what will be the waiting for it and also what is the expected price
The first prototype produced by IOF Ishapore had a major flaw - a rather wide gap between the cylinder and barrel - resulting in drop of muzzle velocity because of gas escape. This is being rectified.
Otherwise the revolver is nice, albeit a bit heavy. Those who test fired the first lot recommended to IOF Ishapore that the hammer spur be widened and the rear sight made a bit bigger.
Pricing is fixed only after calculating material cost and man hours (including what is wasted !) and my experience tells me that it will cost between 65-75k INR.
Officially however the price has not been fixed and I would be happy if proved wrong and the gun finally sells for 50- 50 k INR which, I fell, is more than sufficient for what they produce.