Designed and built at the Ishapore Rifle Factory in India soon after the Sino-Indian War of 1962, the 2A1 has the distinction of being the last bolt-action rifle designed to be used by a regular military force other than specialized sniper rifles. The Rifle 2A1 was built as a companion to India's Rifle 1A, a redesign of the Enfield SMLE Mk 3 rifle that would allow it to fire .303 British rounds and match its semi-auto counterpart. Changes to the rifle include a distinctive square magazine, improved steel to handle the increased pressures, and a redesigned extractor to cope with the rimless round. An improved 800 meter sighting system was added as well. This rifle's metalwork has been painted black. It features a post front sight with an adjustable rear sight and a 2-position safety. The rifle's wood and metal are in fair condition and its bore is in good condition.