View Full Version : Australian Intnl. Arms M10

09-10-2008, 6:15 AM

I was looking around yeasterday for a nice Lee-Enfield type rifle for bolt gun shooting in .308. I went to MarStar of Canada website, and lo-and-behold, a brand-new #4 based Lee-Enfield rifle that shoots 7.62 NATO!!!!!.
So I called the West Coast distributer Wolverine Enterprises, and they said they cannot be imported to the USA because of th F****** stocks!!!!!!!. The furniture is Vietnamese mahogany, and because Vietnam is listed by our jackass rules as a country that gun-parts cannot be imported from, these bolt-action beauties sit in the cold north. My whole flipping dining room set was made in Vietnam. Our Governemnet has a MAJOR RECTAL CRANIUM INVERSION. GEEEEEEEEEEEZ. Thanks, USMCM16A2

09-10-2008, 7:10 AM
You need to find one of the "Ishapore" Lee-Enfields (http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2006/762ishy/index.asp). These were Enfields that were made in the Indian Ishapore facility after World War II. They are chambered in 7.62 NATO.

I think I saw one in the Castro Valley gun store the other day.

09-10-2008, 7:38 AM
I've been lusting after one of these rifles for the last couple of years as well. I checked their website and found this.

There may be a chance after all.

09-10-2008, 11:42 AM
The MSRP on the M10B1 is $1095 ($880). I wonder what the pricing will be for the US market, when they finally hit these shores.

09-10-2008, 7:41 PM
Need one!

09-10-2008, 7:52 PM
Reportedly the entire rifle is made in VN and not just the stock. Until it is made somewhere else it isn't coming to the U.S. Australian and Canadian shooters report that it is an excellent product in 7.62 NATO but the 7.62x39 version doesn't feed. Product support is also very sketchy.