B.S.A. CO. FOR W. KAVANAGH & SON
A .303 (BRITISH) 'LEE-SPEED' BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. N149,
circa 1910, 24 1/4in. nitro reproved (in 2023) barrel with block-mounted dove-tailed bead fore-sight, standing notch rear sight with two folding leaf sights, marked for 100, 200 and 300 yards and with white metal inlaid sight lines, tangent rear sight, the receiver ring with a band of scrolling acanthus, the dust cover marked 'W. KAVANAGH & SON. 12 DAME ST. DUBLIN.' and with acanthus leaf bordering, magazine cut-off, manual safety, the butt socket collar with further bands of scrollwork and engraved 'LEE-SPEED. PATENT. B.S.A. CO. N149.', the bolt-head marked 'PATENT 19.145/90', the underside of the bolt numbered '5677', detachable box magazine with bands of scrollwork to the base and with suspension loop, retaining traces of original finish, 14 1/4in. figured pistolgrip stock with sling eyes, horn pistolgrip-cap and fore-end finial, partial scroll engraved steel buttplate with hinged trap, weight 7lb. 8oz.
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act