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    BSA Standard .177

    I just saw a BSA Standard air rifle listed in Holt's September sale, and looking atv the etching it says "The BSA Standard air rifle .177 bore (No4)". I always thought they marked them as "No1" in .177. Could this be a re-etch with a deliberate mistake so as not to pass it off as genuine?
    Not completely familiar with these, so it's got me wondering.
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    not sure,the etching seems to read correct apart from the No 4 with just a little bit of bleeding at the top,this could be normal.the metal looks more polished than my earlier example but maybe they vary a bit.the metal on mine has clear marks around the barrel and chamber from machining,certainly not highly polished,the finish has then been buffed leaving the witness marks underneath.interesting the No 4 bit!. ATB

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry mac View Post
    I just saw a BSA Standard air rifle listed in Holt's September sale, and looking atv the etching it says "The BSA Standard air rifle .177 bore (No4)". I always thought they marked them as "No1" in .177. Could this be a re-etch with a deliberate mistake so as not to pass it off as genuine?
    Not completely familiar with these, so it's got me wondering.
    That's a 1930s Club Standard like this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvin View Post
    That's a 1930s Club Standard like this one.

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    harry mac is offline You can't say muntjack without saying mmmmm
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    Thanks Garvin. What does the "No4" refer to then? Is it a model number?
    Like I say, I'm not familiar with these.
    The South of England has 2 good things, the M1 and the A1. Both will take you to Yorkshire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry mac View Post
    Thanks Garvin. What does the "No4" refer to then? Is it a model number?
    Like I say, I'm not familiar with these.
    Not sure why this model number was chosen.

    Was it fourth in the BSA line up at the time? I suppose the Standard no.2, Club Standard no.1 (45 inch), and Light Pattern had all been going for some years previously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvin View Post
    That's a 1930s Club Standard like this one.
    i should have been paying more attention.

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