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01-06-2007, 04:50 PM
Is there such a beast? I have a 1918 BSA No1MkIII* which I purchased from an online dealer. It has a Parker Hale scope mounting bar mounted on the receiver and charger clip bridge and a hole in the lower stock for a rest. To my inexperienced eye it looks like a bubba of a perfectly good rifle. I have looked it over and found a "broad arrow" inside a "C" located one the receiver ring, Canadian yes?
01-06-2007, 11:14 PM
A C/l\ on the receiver ring is certainly an indication of Canadian ownership. I would suspect Bubba being responsible for the alterations. There are BSA civilian target rifles. They are basically service rifles, but have no Royal cypher, or gov't property marks.
BSA made a large range of sporting rifles, a lot based on the No1 MkIII action. These rifles didn't have the royal cypher, typically marked BSA & Co on the butt socket. They were available in many forms, from standard service configuration up. Here's the markings on my commercial BSA. It used to be my Great Uncle's range rifle- has a Lithgow H barrel, a PH5a rear sight and a very fancy multi blade front sight. Even the nosecap has been lightened. Note the quality of the bluing.
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