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    Barrys BSA 1922-1923(?) BSA S

    A good mate has come upon a BSA S that has been in the possession of the ignorant and uncaring.
    He is a generous bloke who was doing a favour for a neighbour by cleaning up this BSA, along with a bayonet and sword that held historical family value for his neighbour.
    Barry had not been looking for a BSA. Then when it was offered, how could he say no when his neighbour offered it to him?

    Despite that it needs some attention, remedial surgery and a couple of items, it will be another survivor.

    Here are some images



    The stock was well and truly attached too. After much thought and reading of others experiences on the BBS he spent some time and effort after which it was separated.

    There is a bit of work to do and the aperture sight has seen better days and deteriorated badly.
    The all important internals and rifling are better than acceptable.

    There will be a few items that he will need. Freebies are nice and so is some cash, so if any of the members can help out that would be marvelous.

    I do know that the H sight blade is missing and that aperture is beyond redemption. The rest are incidentals like fasteners and springs.

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    Last edited by slow_runner; 16-09-2020 at 01:54 AM.

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    That makes very sad viewing, when all that was needed was five minutes of care application and storage.
    I don’t own many early guns, a “ C “ and “ A “ series , model “ D “ imp and I believe an “S “ also .
    I’ll give mine another oily wipe today after seeing that.

    Hope he can save it!

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    Gidday Steve.
    First thing is to get it to a reasonable state and shooting at its optimum. It will never be a shining example ever again but it will continue to give satisfactory service and enjoyment.
    They are great guns aye.

    It probably did have oil on it at one time Steve.
    In my experience and opinion, oil is not the best reliable long term solution. if it had been treated with bees wax or lanolin it would have stayed in better shape for far longer.
    But that subject has been discussed previously
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gen View Post
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    Cynic Do you have a H section sight blade? or an aperture sight in better nick than the original to gift or sell to the project??

    Down this way we are not so blessed to be able to pick and choose. You may use such as this old BSA as an ornament but this will not be retired.

    No right thinking person would hang such an example on the wall, leastways not in its present state.
    Last edited by slow_runner; 16-09-2020 at 12:16 PM.

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    The thing is, no mater how bad it is on the outside as long as it shoots ok. my worst condition BSA is also my most accurate shooter of them all.

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    It is sad to see corrosion that has bitten so deeply into the metal Ken but I have yet to see rust so bad that it's made a prewar BSA unusable. As Mick says, it's the internal condition that counts. I've also had externally badly rusted rifles that shot beautifully, although of course as a collector the nearer an airgun is to factory condition, the more I treasure it.
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