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Old Jan 9, 10, 10:24 am
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hserus
 
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> CISF staff (armed with what I assume were WWI carabineers)

Not exactly .. its a short magazine lee enfield, rechambered for NATO 7.62 ammo, though that particular firearm (still used by some reserve police in India) has a history that dates back to like the boer war and the snider enfield, lee metford, to the lee enfields in world war I and II.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee-Enfield for the original british model and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishapore_2A1_rifle for the Indian upgrade / conversion.

Though most of the CISF has already moved to a rather newer - 60s vintage - indian copy of the belgian FN-FAL .. the Lee Enfields are still found here and there.
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