Hi i think it was August 1977
Yes, August 1977
Try this for the front cover
Picked this copy up from the bay
My first air rifle; Baikal IJ38
Interesting that collectors made it onto the first front cover back then. Nowadays the subject of collectables is largely drowned out by cheapo Chinese-made springers, thousand-pound puff guns that can take down 10 bunnies in 20 seconds, and all manner of plastic-stocked tat presented as essential kit for the "serious airgunner". Old fart, moi?
This was stuck on the front cover of mine.
Mine had a phone number on it, in my mother's handwriting - that'll teach me to put something down near the telephone...