Miroku Shotgun Model Product Catalogues - TAKE A LOOK!Key: Admin , Global Mod , Mod. BSAs are strong and solid guns - and should be reliable, though who knows what may have been done since it was made. Repairs are often not of 'original' quality. Date - I will leave to others more knowledgeable. Choke should be measured. In the UK how much choke is not normally marked on the gun - and may well have been changed since originally made anyway.
Definitive Birmingham proof. Definitive nitro proof. Definitive proof. Black powder proof together with B5. Bore in three diffrent measurements. Gauge was used Decimal inches was used Decimal inches or mm was used Mm only is used from Replaced BL2.
A mark used before nitro proof was regulated with a mark SCH stands for Schultze a german powder. See BL5. In three different forms. Between for guns intended for larger than normal powder load.
From the powder and bullet maximum was used, on non-Express as well. For shot and ball.
Chamber length. From only in inches, between in inches or in mm.
From in mm only. For metric proof the marks indicates proof pressure and not service pressure. Proof pressure according to CIP.
Everything Vintage BSA: BSA | Vintage Airguns Gallery Forum Serial numbers: Vintage BSA/Lincoln Jeffries Other dating info: BSA - John Knibbs International Ltd . YA, Single Twelve Shotgun 2 & 3/4" Chamber X 30" Barrels, - BSA Gun Info & Dating Service: BSA Gun Information & Dating Service.. Airgunspares can date BSA guns made before Mid 's.. We currently hold a. SHOTGUN CARTRIDGES · SHOTGUN SPARES · SILENCERS. as title says does anybody have any details on BSA shotguns or how to date them, i was given one by my father a few years ago and would just.
Date marks. Birmingham used date stamp of five different types: the first from tothe second from tothe third from tothe fourth from until and the last one from and onwards.
GM that needs pinning. Brilliant, my barrels date from ! Don't know about the action, it has both London Crown with a "V" and Birmingham Crown with "BNP" on it, which implies it was proofed after but the maker stopped making guns in E.
I knew the barrels weren't original but would have expected original proof marks on the action anyway. Not to worry, still goes bang.
Do they remove the original marks when re-proofing? I have a de-activated shotgun which has had all the original marks removed, it only now has the de-activation marks. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
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BSA Since Production of 12 bore double barrel shotgun; 1st BSA break barrel air rifle, 'Breakdown Pattern'; to BSA manufacture. i am going to buy a BSA SXS 28" boxlock ejector shotgun,. here are few from marks under barrel please identify its date and both barrel say. Hi Nick: Here's a link to a site that may be able to assist you. http://www. cosysealinsulation.com
Posted November 21, Originally, they were called "private view marks" but, in fact they are simply date marks. The system was introduced in Birmingham in by the then. His reasons are not clear and no information is forthcoming about how and by whom the marks were authorised. The first mark consisted of crossed swords or sceptres with a capitol letter indicating a year code and a number of dots indicating the seniority of the inspector who viewed the weapon see figure 1. The year code does not follow the calendar year but runs from 1 July to 30 June.
The code runs from A to V, excepting the letters I and Q which were not used.
The letter code used in conjunction with mark no. From that we can see that figure 1 shows a gun viewed by the chief inspector between 1 July and 30 June Colonel Playfair died in and the marking system seems to have fallen into disuse until the present Proof Master, R.
Lees, was appointed.
The serial numbers of BSA shotguns bear no relationship to their date of despatch. I own and use a matched pair with a difference of own a bsa 12 bore side by side 30 inch barrels shotgun handed over by As Mack The Knife correctly points out, BSA no longer offer a dating. Despite the vast difference in numbers, your two BSA shotguns were The serial numbers of BSA shotguns bear no relationship to their date of.
He modified the old mark and reintroduced it with effect from 1 January This time the mark was used for a calendar year. The letter on the left segment gives the year code and the letter B in the right segment stands for Birmingham. The numeral in the lower segment indicates the "rank" of the viewer.
The letter code used from to is as follows:. The mark should have been C for the year and then B for Birmingham but due to a misunderstanding the new mark was cut B C instead of C B.
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It is probable that this mark continued in use until the dies were worn, when new dies were correctly cut. When the letters of the alphabet were exhausted, a new mark was introduced. It quickly became impossible to read the marks between the divisions and so the marks dividing the circle into three was dispensed with and the current mark was introduced. The same simple letter code applies:. I'm getting worried about this forum. First it's 'How to sex a pigeon' now someone's asking how to date a gun.The Gun Shop - Top Five Shotguns on a Budget
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