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Thread: WTS WTT 1917 BSA MILSPEC

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    WTS WTT 1917 BSA MILSPEC

    Hi guys I have a 1917 Enfeild I might consider selling or trade.

    Rifle is a BSA and it has 'NZ' and 'sold out of service' stamps. It has a BSA stamped 'heavy target barrel' connected to the shoulder thing that goes up, underneath the barrel shroud which is well bedded. It also has Australian Central Number 4 target sights (1/2 moa increments I think with windage and elevation, aftermarket diopeter with 5 different sized lens)and a parker hale cap for the end sights on barrel. There is a similar rifle in Australian museum, some guy used it to shoot seamines in ww2. Based in this it might suggest it was a NRA build from the early '40s. Also have a 1908 bayonet that fits. Fully wooded with matching piece installed where rear leaf sights used to be. It has matching bolt receiver and end-cap.

    You can be sure Judith Collins and Hillary Clinton want to ban this, as it is the worst kind of military assault vintage collectable.

    Also have a box of blanks from 1942 and a glass bottle 2/3rds full of some very old doctors special '303' brand cleaner. The cleaner is dark brown and very dank smelling. These collectables should stay with the rifle.

    I need to get two garret GT35r's, would consider trade or partial trade on second hand units if anyone on here has two spare. Am open to trades so if there is anything you have to trade please PM me (doesn't have to be turbochargers). Or I can sell rifle for cash.

    If anyone is interested I can put photos up, I have some good photos but need to find an sd card reader. You just may be able to celebrate the rifles centennial 100 year birthday next year with it if you make an offer.

    Cheers

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    Photos would be a nice idea, please

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    Hi guys I am going to try put up photos today.

    I have found a good chemical mix for blueing, similar colour to factory. Am going to build up the blueing on receiver so it has it's original factory finish. I did another rifle and it looks beautiful as black as a midnight wog, I just need to toothbrush excess chemical off with water and buff on a chalk/fabric wheel.

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    Just a suggestion dont touch it at present, original condition is worth more than dollied up. Also any photos that show stamps or marks on the metal or woodwork would be useful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Just a suggestion dont touch it at present, original condition is worth more than dollied up. Also any photos that show stamps or marks on the metal or woodwork would be useful
    +1 !

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    yep its worth more not restored
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    Ok I will leave it for now. Here are some photos, let me know if you want more or anything specific

    I got the year wrong it is 1918. Bayonet is 1907 refurbished in 1916.




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    I am looking for about $1300. There is one on tardme, same year same factory with original sights and pinewood (not walnut like mine) stock, just got a bid for 900 bucks.

    Funds are going to a ww2 vehicle to be restored. If you want to see some 4wd ww2 trucks at forum events then help me out.

    Will post some more photos soon.
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    Bump.

    I would be interested to trade for a safari caliber bolt action rifle.

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    I got my dslr cables sorted. Going to be doing a bit more photo blogging.

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    Is anyone interested in gun plus bayonet for $1000

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    Want so bad yet no $$$ till June.

    Good luck with your sale!

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    Thanks at this rate I'll still have it then.

    Lots of history, pretty certain the bayonet had some good use if they had to refurbish it!

 

 

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