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Sale A0722 Lot 17

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BSA, BIRMINGHAM
A SCARCE .177 UNDER-LEVER AIR-RIFLE, MODEL ''A' PREFIX STANDARD', serial no. A1789.
for 1936, with blued 17in. barrel, dove-tailed fore-sight, elevating notch rear-sight, tap-loading breech, plain air-chamber etched 'THE BSA STANDARD AIR RIFLE .177 BORE (No.1)' bisected by the 'Piled Arms' trademark above 'THE BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS CO LTD ENGLAND, PATENTED, SOLE MAKERS' over three lines of various countries patents (etching faded but quite legible), single hole trigger unit with weight of pull adjuster to front of guard, walnut saw-handled butt-stock with pressed chequered panels incorporating the letters 'BSA', ribbed end to butt, no provision for fore-end and push-button under-lever, the whole retaining much original finish

Provenance: The 'A' prefix Standard is hard to find. Following on from the 'L' prefix, it was only produced between 1936-39 with a total number manufactured of less than 4000.



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Estimate £150-250

Pre-1939




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