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    Thanks for the link Simon! There was a wealth of Boys info at that site.

    Am interested in the sub-cal option. Anyone ever have the Parker Hale Brit 303 sub cal insert? A co-axis No2mk4 .22 would be a nice display and practice piece too!

    It is a B serial prefix with an SA in square mark. Observing the stamps it may have had Indian ownership and been re-barrelled there in 1949 to .50BMG. That's what the rifle "says" anyway - the previous owners "story" was it may have been Finnishicon from the extension war with an unknown conversion to 0.5 BMG - he did fire live and blanks through it. No additional proof marks, no import marks so it seems to have got to the US a while ago.

    Poor No32 BAR! I hope it was made better shortly after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l1a1 breakdown View Post
    I hope it was made better shortly after.
    Wasn't mine so I expect it's still siting in it's own filth waiting for rapture...
    Regards, Jim

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    Back then the men couldn't wait to separated from the Boy's, forever.
    "Deer-stalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns." W. S. Gilbert.

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    Did that come out of Seneca arms in Green lane?

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    Yes it was "not for sale" at Seneca for a long time.

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    The SA marking is a property stamp of Finlandicon (Suomi Army) so the original owners suggestion is probably correct.

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    Be careful if you get a .22 sub cal unit for the Boys.
    They have a tendency to cut a ring in the barrel if used too much.
    I also have seen a note to that effect in the instructions for the Boys.
    The units were made in Canadaicon by H.W. Cooey.
    I'll post you a picture of one to the home email addie.
    cheers,
    Warren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren View Post
    a .22 sub cal unit for the Boys.
    I'd make it full length from barrel stock and just a close chamber fitting. As long as it doesn't go forward and the breech is solid in the very back it would do fine. Then slide it in from the back. It wouldn't look like a cartridge but like a barrel insert. And you could use almost any smaller caliber pistol cartridge, centerfire too.
    Regards, Jim

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    Henry,



    Says your inbox is full. Please refer to our email discussion for my recent questions.

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