My New IOF .22 Rifle

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My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by Anand » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:52 pm

Hello all,
Here is my IOF .22 Rifle that I bought from a friend that has not used it much(if at all). I did not get it this way. I had it modified to my taste. The new stock is by Afzal Khan Saab of Karimnagar.

The Rifle mods include:
1. The replacement of the original IOF sights with a CZ front sight adjustable for elevation and an Italian rear sight, adjustable for windage and
elevation.
2. The Rifle's original paint job was durable but not to my liking and so I had it blued.
3. The bolt handle has been lengthened with a little "kick up" for easy cycling.
4. The original IOF magazine housing and 10 round mag have been replaced with a CZ housing and 5 shot mag.
5. Bolt cycling-smoothening, trigger work, mag and cartridge feeding and ejecting and deburring and polishing.

All the Metal work was done by Mr.Marc Campos of Guns and Tackle, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad. The Stock as received had a polish, but I had that refinished to a matt oil finish and was done by Venkatesh, Marc's carpenter and handyman.
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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by Rover solomon » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:38 pm

Nice work
Well done

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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by veeveeaar » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:37 pm

Hello all,
Here is my IOF .22 Rifle that I bought from a friend that has not used it much(if at all). I did not get it this way. I had it modified to my taste. The new stock is by Afzal Khan Saab of Karimnagar.

The Rifle mods include:
1. The replacement of the original IOF sights with a CZ front sight adjustable for elevation and an Italian rear sight, adjustable for windage and
elevation.
2. The Rifle's original paint job was durable but not to my liking and so I had it blued.
3. The bolt handle has been lengthened with a little "kick up" for easy cycling.
4. The original IOF magazine housing and 10 round mag have been replaced with a CZ housing and 5 shot mag.
5. Bolt cycling-smoothening, trigger work, mag and cartridge feeding and ejecting and deburring and polishing.

All the Metal work was done by Mr.Marc Campos of Guns and Tackle, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad. The Stock as received had a polish, but I had that refinished to a matt oil finish and was done by Venkatesh, Marc's carpenter and handyman.

The Million dollar Question is '' HOW MUCH DID IT COST YOU ''. Why is that all forum members do not post the cost of such modifications.

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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by Anand » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:58 pm

Hi,
The Rifle cost -Rs.35,000 (2008 Make)+Rs.65,000 all other stuff(inclusive of GST).
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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by AgentDoubleS » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:38 pm

Hi Anand- that is a great looking .22 and one of the most practical firearms to own and shoot in India. I’ve spent years reading and admiring Mack’s .22 thread. Have you managed to shoot it yet? Would love to see how the IOF 22 groups from the bench.

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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by Biren » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:55 pm

Here i endorse AgentDouble that .22 is most practical firearm to own and shoot in India... except least thrilling among the calibre available:) Anand you did the most practical thing and results are g8.. beautiful .. please post the groups.

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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by xl_target » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:04 pm

Anand,
That looks very nice. Your gunsmith did a great job.
As Biren says, it is the most practical firearm to own in India and most other places. While most people consider a .22 LR firearm to be only usable at short distances, it can be very challenging to make longer distance shots with 22. Once you get familiar with the trajectory of the cartridge, it is fun to shoot out to 200 yards or so and really test your marksmanship.
While I have a few firearms, i have more .LR firearms than anything else and I shoot more .22 LR ammunition than anything else.
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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by veeveeaar » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:50 pm

The Rifle cost -Rs.35,000 (2008 Make)+Rs.65,000 all other stuff(inclusive of GST).
Anand

Thank you Mr.ANAND. This will be of great guidance to many members.
by the way How many days did this take to be completed.??

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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by shooter50 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:32 am

An excellent gunsmith job. Congratulations

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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by Sam Kunal » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:28 am

An excellent job on the rifle..It has become more beautiful now.

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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by mundaire » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:03 am

Nicely done, my compliments to Marc ( cauvery-cowboy ), he's done a great job! :)
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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by Anand » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:13 pm

Thanks Shooter50, Sam Kunal and Abhijeet,
There are other rifles(not mine) Marc has worked on, and they are really nice. I have been bugging him to put them up on his website, but he is busy.
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Re: My New IOF .22 Rifle

Post by mundaire » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:12 pm

Anand wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:13 pm
Thanks Shooter50, Sam Kunal and Abhijeet,
There are other rifles(not mine) Marc has worked on, and they are really nice. I have been bugging him to put them up on his website, but he is busy.
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I've seen some photos of iof .30-06 and .22's on their site, nice work indeed! :)
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Re: CONGRATULATIONS, HOPE I GET A DECENT ONE TOO

Post by Khris » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:38 pm

New IOF. 22 Rifle is looking good, congratulations. I'm also planning to purchase a decent one, hopefully I get to display soon :-)

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Re: CONGRATULATIONS, HOPE I GET A DECENT ONE TOO

Post by Vikram » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:12 pm

Khris wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:38 pm
New IOF. 22 Rifle is looking good, congratulations. I'm also planning to purchase a decent one, hopefully I get to display soon :-)
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