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Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by bl4de, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. bl4de

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    Hi guys, just wondering ( and I don't know because I havn't seen it !) What early BSA Under lever Air rifle Had a Screw on Butt ? was asked today to take a look at it and see if I can I.D it for a guy.
    Not much to go on I know but he said the Stock had BSA on it ? said he'd try and get it to me this week.

    Any help appreciated.
     
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    Thanks, that could be what he means ! he stated the stock had BSA on it also, would this be the same model or different ? What prices can be expected for a rough one ? told me it had been in a cellar for the last 40 yrs so expecting it to be rusty. He only wants a rough valuation, If the price is right I might even make an offer on it and do a refurbishment job on it.
     
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    There were many different models. The serial number with it's prefix will tell which one. This is on the trigger block.
    Condition of course is the vital bit. Screws nadged etc. Also original spares are like hens teeth although most bits can be found.
    Missing sights are a big killer on price.
    The one in my photo is a club standard and one of the rare ones in 177. A full 45 1/2 inches long and the etching on the cylinder can still be read "just." Also no rust or pitting. It sold for £260
    Tatty and a bit of rust but with sights and all original screws will fetch £100.120

    Dog rough as low as £60/70 but all are worth something. You have to shoot one to discover how accurate they are.

    Need good photos.
     
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    My friend inherited his great grandfather's Improved Model D, in .117, which was made in 1912 - hope your find is something like that!
     
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    Let's all keep our fingers crossed. They are out there.

    A good look at the VINTAGE BSA AIRGUNS FORUM will probably date it, also which model. You can browse the piccys without joining.
     
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    I would also need to see the condition to put a value on it, Rough from £ 50 upwards. Spares are available, some may cost but they are available for 100 + year old guns which are a joy to work on. I shoot several, none are museum pieces they hold their own at 11 yards, not bad for an 80 year old and an 1909 model D at 50 yards.
     
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    Sorry but I am a bit confused. "what's not bad at 50 yards?"
     

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