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Bsa Martini International Mk2 Vintage Target Rifle

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by DrGunn, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Socially Distant...

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    You're not wrong there...


    She's a Winchester 1885 High Wall in .32-40 WCF with a stupidity long heavy octagonal target barrel and Lyman sights...

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    She’s a beauty. You’ve got me looking through the Kranks catalog now...
     
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    My coach was always messing with my head in some way like making me shoot blind while he dunked oatmeal biccies in his cuppa an then sucking all retained moisture from them noisily Just as I was pulling the trigger.
    One session he had digestive biccies, he schllurped, put his China cup down and I managed to grab the biccies and stuffed em in his brew...
    Scalded me important fingers but boy was it worth it to hear him honk like a Gander:laff:
     
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    Very nice and the scope makes it IMO :)

    Nice to see a BSA from the era when they could actually make a decent gun!
     
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    It will be interesting to see how the latest BSAs have held up when they are 60+ years old. The older ones were definitely built to last.
     
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    I doubt most of them will even make it that far tbh. The old ones are certainly a world away from the crap they churn out now.. I had a later .22 Martin for a while and it was built like a tank; nicely finished too :)
     
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    It brings a tear to my eye, knowing that at one time they were a well respected company, capable of producing some very fine guns... :oops:
     
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    Never be able to own one, but that's what I like about this forum, you can look and admire them, thank you for the pics DrGunn and rabbitwrecker:thumb:.
     
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    Very nice guys, some nice kit you have there :thumb:
     
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    You’re welcome, it’s nice to be able to share.

    There is a later one (mk4 or 5 I think) on G trader at the moment for £65! Given that the sights sell for over a hundred you couldn’t lose on that...

    The newest BSA I have is a 70s Buccaneer, it ok for what it is but certainly doesn’t have the same feel of quality as my martinis and even older .177 club special / standard.
     
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    I have a BSA sportsman rimfire made in 1955,probably cost £5 when new,real solid workhorse,just keep it wiped down with oil after use and will last another 65 years and more!
     
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    Very nice mate, Especially the Diopter,
    Ged.
     
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