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a blooody old airgun

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by Borja1979, May 13, 2008.

  1. Borja1979

    Borja1979 Engaging Member

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    does any know what is this i found it in a cellar where i was doing some refurbishment!
    is like an old vintage airgun in 4.5! is all rusty and the varnish is gone in the stock must be under there for at least 60 years mate! in the same box were some pics of a fella during the 1 st world war in english uniform in a trench! with a lee-enfield i think.
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    <a href="http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk9/BORJA1979/?action=view&current=CIMG1068.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk9/BORJA1979/CIMG1068.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
     
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    BSA of some sort.

    Found this:

    BSA Improved Model D produced around 1908
     
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    Vintage :D looks interesting, I'd get the rust off and maybe give it another coat of paint.
     
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    I just looked in my book here and it looks like the BSA Standard Variant 1

    Made 1919 - 1939
     
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    that might be worth summut:eek:
     
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    Looks like your s410 A1,but it has less rust on it :D:up::D
     
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    it's not that bad but you should have seen the rust on my bsa metior after a year in the shed:eek:

    .177 rust more than .22;)

    took a bottle of something and a tonne of wire wool to get it off.

    not much better now mind:(
     
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    Make sure you wipe your fingerprints off when you put guns away to store :up: with springers it's also good to keep them horizontal if you can, so I've been told.
     
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    i store mine vertical and i dont get any problems from it.
    its been up for years:cool:
     
  11. sharpshooterpete

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    thats one rusty gun! going to take a lot of time and work to sort that out!
     
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    agree with andy on this one.
     
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    That is really rusty; I sometimes wonder how people salvage guns in that state.
    I store mine upright in my home made rotary rack.;)
     

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    It might be a good idea to contact a specialist dealer BEFORE you try donig anything to it, sometimes 'old' things are worth more in the condition that you find them, especially if you try workig on it, and something doesn't go 'quite right'!
     
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    I have one of those, its a little different to yours!



    Nice rifles and very collectable!

    John
     
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    It looks like a BSA Improved Model D 'Light Pattern' if so it will be 39''in length over all.As 'Andy' said it will be from around just before the first world war.Originally the metalwork would have been blued and BSA Improved Model D engraved on top of the air cylinder.This engraving was quite deep and still should be visible to some degree unless inhibited by deep corrosion,the level of which is hard to determine exactly from the pics.Originally the stock which is Walnut would have had a deep reddish brown lustre.For a place where you can find good quality photo's and as much information as you need as a visitor try 'The Vintage BSA Forum'.If salvageable the gun is worth restoring,if not it would be of use as spare parts possibly to collectors.ATB,Mark.
     
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    That's what needs to be aimed for - nice.
     

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