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    BSA Martini 12

    Serendipity! This little BSA Martini came up for sale nearby. Yesterday I met the very spry 90 year old rifle shooter who decided he preferred his Winchester Model 52 and the BSA was surplus to his needs.

    Thanks to the excellent site ( rifleman.org.uk ) I think mine dates from late 1930's. (I need a better glass to make out the Birmingham proof date) The serial number is 53901. Stamped "Superior Nickel Steel," the barrel is marked:

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    Cartridge 220 Long rifle

    The rear sight is a Parker Hale 7A while the tunnel front sight is marked A.G.P. 22. The scope is a Litschert 20X, likely from the late 40's. The hooked non adjustable buttplate and handstop suggest a serious shooter's custom touches.

    The "Phoenix" stamp on the muzzle indicates the barrel was relined at some point by Phoenix Rifle Repair Co - Birmingham, England.

    An interesting rifle from a time when an Englishman could enjoy rifle marksmanship without his fellows viewing it as aberrant behavior...and it does shoot!!!
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    I have one just like it - serial no. 42875 - with the exception of the Litshert and the butt hook. Great shooter and mine was lined with a Redman insert! I hope you try it with the aperture sights.

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    Wow that rifle is beautiful well done. We brits were good once at making stuff.



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