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    Age of a BSA

    If my memory serve me well, somebody posted on this forum a link to a page with all the markings to determine the year of manufacture of BSA rifles.
    I tried go search through but can't find anything.
    If somebody can help?

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    Try googling a guy called John Knibbs who bought up a whole pile of old BSA parts and started his own business, in the UK.
    A good shot at close range beats a 'hit" at a longer range.

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    Yep the John Knibbs web site will do it for you.
    Don't be fooled by the air gun side of things.
    Go to what is my BSA?
    You will be able to navigate from there.

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    BSA - John Knibbs International Ltd
    @Friwi What rifle is it you are trying to find out about?
    Also info here http://rifleman.org.uk/

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    Thank you for that guys. That is pretty much all I needed.

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    Oh don't leave it there let us know what it is.
    The history of BSA is quite some thing.
    The styles of the the stocks another thing.
    I'm just having my CF2 re-stocked and new barrel.
    With new caliber from .243 to 7x57.
    Just gives me more punch and I can then use it on running boar in France.
    ZG47 and Tommy like this.

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    Hi sideshow.
    Just wanted to have an idea of when my rifles were made. They are just rifles in bad conditions I picked up for future projects.
    BSA rifles are certainly entertaining. I have seen ounce a 22 hornet with the integral muzzle brake they use to make at the end of a barrel!

    I have shot a few roe deer in Scotland with a cf2 full length wood stock in 222 rem. that was a big action for such a small cartridge.
    You are going to be a bit on the light side for wild bore shooting in france with the 7x57.
    9.3x57, 9.3x62 or 64, 7 rm and 300 wing mag are much more common for that type of hunting.

 

 

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