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    Fazakerly Sniper?

    I thought I posted this already but I guess it didn't take...

    So I stumbled across a Fazakerly built Sniper for sale for an amazing price and I wanted to get a serial number check from those who know better...Serial # X33349.

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    I'm pretty sure it's fake, but I wanted to run it by the more knowledgeable. Some pics...









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    Is that all you have of the rifle amadeus as none of the real identifiers are readily seen like the left wrist, left side receiver, rear flats, top of the wrist, left side of the bracket and so on.
    All we can see of the scope is a MKIII Waterproofed with Bloomed lenses, there is I think a barred out serial on the bracket but cannot make it out, plus 1 single stake mark on the front screw on the front pad.

    Clear close ups assist the forumers allot to help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    Is that all you have of the rifle amadeus as none of the real identifiers are readily seen like the left wrist, left side receiver, rear flats, top of the wrist, left side of the bracket and so on.
    All we can see of the scope is a MKIII Waterproofed with Bloomed lenses, there is I think a barred out serial on the bracket but cannot make it out, plus 1 single stake mark on the front screw on the front pad.

    Clear close ups assist the forumers allot to help you.
    I'll see if I can't get some

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    I'm not a betting man, but if I were, when we get more pix, I'd bet it'll turn out to be a genuine BSA 1945 4T.

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    Hopefully your guess will be right on the money Roger....

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    The serial number is certainly consistent with a BSA 45 rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Payneicon View Post
    The serial number is certainly consistent with a BSA 45 rifle.
    Blowing up the last 2 pictures, the receiver is BSA from the contour of the bottom shelf.

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    Yep, & the brunofixing looks typical late war H&H.

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    The serial number X33349 is for a 1945 rifle made at BSA Shirley as Roger Payneicon pointed out. The scope is of the same vintage and is a Britishicon made No.32 Mk.III (may be written as 3) with the last part hidden under the bracket clamp. The OS. 2039 A indicates definitively that it is a MK. III ( or Mk.3) and there are other clues to that effect.

    It would help if you photograohed and described the markings.

    What is the serial number marked on the left side of the scope bracket?

    What is the number (if any) stamped into the wrist i.e. upper surface of the butt, just underneath or behind the cocking piece?

    Is there a “T” stamped on the left flat side of the body by the ejector screw?

    What markings are on the left side of the body socket? It is likely that they will read:
    M47C
    1945
    X33349

    TR

    You should find “S51” stamped on the underside of the butt and “S” on the small square flat area of the body, just below the bolt head.

    You should find the serial number of the rifle stamped lengthways on the underside of the fore-arm either as X33349 or as 33349.

    Why do you think it is fake Amadeus76? Only because of the low price? If a seller, who bought it for a hundred dollars or so in the early 1970s has not looked around at current prices, you might indeed get it for a great price.



    Chances are the scope is mismatched to the rifle as most were mismatched when sold by surplus dealers, but if the bracket SN matches the rifle and the scope SN matches the wrist, it is likely a treasure.
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