Also, where else on the rifle is the serial number or any part of it stamped? Frank suggested it may have been restocked, maybe that could explain the Montecarlo style stock? They are interchangeable and over the years frequently interchanged! The first ones had a modified Mauser action and the later ones were somewhat less Mauser like.
Company for many years and holds most of those records not destroyed in enemy bombing raids on the factories during the War, star citizen matchmaking has been willing to help date a particular B. They had so many exotic woods advertised with color pictures. They are not heavily sought after. Will leave as they are as they are clearly original and as you say matching the wood will be hard. New West Sussex Trade Seller.
It is a nice, dark, hard wood though. Most of the markings are at the bottom of the barrel reiforce requiring removal of the forend which I didn't have time to do again today. It sounds like the gun has been restocked and some custom metal work.
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Thus they are usually very obviously stamped on the appropriate pressure-bearing parts where thay can easily be seen. It may not be immediately obvious, but careful observation may provide you with the information for which you are looking. My bolt handle is a matching number to that on the reciever and barrel although the seller told me he suspected there had been a Birmingham re-fit at some point in it's life. Underneath the oil-soaked black finish, the wood is usually straight grain selected walnut. Great, there is another one out there.
The alphabet was restarted several years post-war in with A, but now each letter change was made at the beginning of the year. There are a number of methods by which a rifle can be dated, or at least bracketed between certain years of manufacture. Finally, is there anything marked on the top-right, flat part of the action where the bolt slides in underneath the bolt handle? Couple of marks and scratches but good condition.
Was wondering if aif anybody knows the age and model of this BSA rifle
So here is the handguard and spring clip. Oil finished beech pistol grip stock fitted with a slim ventilated rubber factoiry heel pad. My grandpa gave me this rifle quite a few years ago and it misfired every other round that I put through it, so it's been sitting in my closet ever since. After a few years the internal divisions were not used as they obscured the letters and number. It is to be found under the barrel just foreward of the receiver, and requires removal of the fore-end woodwork to view.
This is nothing new, and proof-house date marks from years past may still not indicate the rifle's date of manufacture. The one on the bolt looks kosher due to the presence of very nice milling marks. Such a purchase additionally supports such researchers and their work, and is, long term, to the benefit of us all. The reason I ask is I have two smles both deacs. Please only text or email.
Thank you all for the information that you have provided. The bolt has a matching number and the cocking piece is rectangular rather than round. The rifles themselves vary from very worn to almost mint in condition. It looked and handled well. However, date marks such as are under discussion and described below, are usually out of sight on the under-side of the barrel, and removal of fore-end furniture may be necessary to find them.
Note the very limited overturn! The brass butt disk usually has a single rack number in large font. Hitherto, John, who worked for the B.
New Midlothian Trade Seller. Wondering if barrels will match? Irfanview is a pretty easy photo editing program to use, you can get it at download. The part that doesn't relate is the side scope mount. Anschutz target rifles fall into this category, and their system is given on the page for these rifles.
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If so, you probably have a Royal Featherweight or Majestic Featherweight. Any other info on it would be appreciated as well. Neat rifles, but few bring much money.
Researching Lee Speeds and all commercial Lee Enfields. The serial number is with no letter prefix. Great wide angle view especially if you wear glasses. Reply to this topic Start new topic. New Derbyshire Trade Seller.
Rifles without modern proof still regularly appear on the market, having lain in store for decades. Such research is a major part of the joy of owning, collecting and shooting classic or historic rifles. Lots have been de-activated, many cleaned up into really good shooting rifles.
The craftsmanship on the site is fantastic. Please text and email only. We may never know the answer, but can meanwhile entertain ourselves dreaming up such explanations. The two markings are shown below, the International to the left, and Century to the right. Paste as plain text instead.
Date marks for the London Proof House did not commence until and are therefore of limited value in dating classic rifles. As far as civilian rifles are concerned, some manufacturers have their own dating systems, with, for example, prefixes or suffixes to serial numbers providing that information. You'll have to take the action out of the stock to find the rest of the proof makes. Best to read over the picture posting thread and holler if you've still got problems. Do remember, though, that date information coded with proof and Proof-House inspection, viewing or identification marks, does not necessarily coincide with the date of manufacture.
It has a magazine cut off plate fitted, an adjustable foresight blade, and offset rear sight protector tabs but no windage adjustment. The rule is calibrated in millemetres. Earlier protectors had ovals machined into them to reduce weight, sample this was dispensed with in wartime production.
There is no obvious date of manufacture to be seen. Akin to the longstanding hallmarking system for British silverware, in which letter codes relate to years of manufacture or importation, now is an equivalent employed by the British Proof Houses. Now I can try and find parts.
Any enlightenment would be eagerly received. On which subject, take a look to see if you can find crossed sceptres with some letters between them. My sin, not in part but the whole, Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! They were very well built and used a Mauser style action but I don't remember if they made the action or not. It is one of the prettiest rifles I own and a joy to carry in the woods.
- He was picky, and liked to shoot.
- The upper handguard is held in place by fairly strong double spring clips.
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The integral muzzle brake is very loud. The rifles overall condition is good with the odd small mark here and there. See warning in Trading Post forum sticky on why not to post complete serial numbers.
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- More than that I can't help, you, but it was likely sold by Parker-Hale or some other similar company.