B.S.A. FOR ALEX MARTIN
A .303 'LEE-SPEED' BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 1320 / 694,
circa 1910, 24 1/4in. unsigned nitro reproved barrel (in 2022) with block-mounted open sights, two folding leaf sights marked 100, 200 and 300 with white metal sight lines and a tangent rearsight marked from 4-10, block-mounted bead fore-sight with protecting ears, serial number 1320 to the nocksform, the receiver ring with a band of scrolling acanthus, the dust cover with a scrolling banner engraved 'ALEX. MARTIN. GLASGOW & ABERDEEN', magazine cut-off, the bolt head marked 'PATENT 19.145 / 90', the underside of the bolt handle numbered 453, the butt socket with further bands of scrollwork and engraved 'LEE-SPEED PATENTS B.S.A. & M.Co.', the top numbered '694', detachable magazine with bands of scrollwork to the base and with suspension loop, 14 3/8in. figured pistolgrip stock with sling eyes, horn pistolgrip-cap and fore-end finial, border engraved steel buttplate with trap, small chip at toe, weight 7lb. 3oz.
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act