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    BSA Commercial rifle question

    There was someone who was working on dating these but I can't remember who. Does anyone know about this and if they made any headway?
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    Yes, there is a member here who is publishing a book about the commercial Lees for which many of us are looking forward to reading.

    It is not a simple task to date them. Every time I think that I have it figured out, I get another curve ball thrown at me! Seems the only rule to this is that there is no rule.

    I'm waiting for the book!

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    The book is coming!

    As englishman said, dating them is not a simple task, unless you are lucky enough to own one that is listed in a sales ledger somewhere (we have some of these)...otherwise it is a process of elimination and narrowing it down based on features and markings. If you post or send details of your rifle, I am happy to try to pin it down for you.

    The book will have a flowchart for figuring out a date as near as possible.
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    I have one that went through Fulton and was sold to some one in Ottawa who's name is engraved on the stock disk. I tried tracing it that way but my privet eye abilities leave a lot to be desired.
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    Looking forward to the book.Hope there is a limited edition signed hard cover.

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    If you send me photos or details of your rifle I can pin it down to within just a few years---you can PM me if you don't want to post on the forum.

    As for the question about the book, I haven't priced out what a limited edition would cost. More likely there will just be a standard edition, but it will be hardcover and top-quality in every way. There will be no compromises on this book. I can sign the book if the owner wishes at no extra charge.
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    Put me on the list for a signed copy of the first addition ...

    No doubt that it will quickly become 'The Lee Speed Bible'.

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    I hope you will be announcing its publishing on here when it is done. I would love to grab a copy.

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