A 108 year old BSA(info needed)
Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:57 PM
Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:48 PM
If you're not sure of its value then you could ask for suggestions in this section, but you will absolutely need to post links to some pics if you want sensible suggestions. If you don't know how to do this, send me a personal message or email (details in my profile) and I'll host the pics for you.
I doubt it is actually 108 years old because that would date it to 1902 and unless it's a super-rare prototype that's a full three years before BSA began air rifle production in 1905!!
Happy new year.
Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:04 PM
Welcome to the Forum.
If you can post the serial number it will give a good idea of the date of manufacture.
I've altered the thread title slightly to avoid any misunderstandings.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:01 PM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:16 PM
Dennis Hiller gives that number as 1907. Do you know what rifle it is ie. Light Pattern, Heavy or Improved a/b.
There should be other info stamped on the rifle which may help.
Garvin has offered you help with the pics so you could contact him as he suggested.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:59 PM
Here you go hazzer, links to your pics.
Posted 01 January 2011 - 06:02 AM
I have an article on the Old BSA models such as yours in a magazine somewhere in my collection, If I can find it I will scan it on PC and post it up here for you
atvb and Happy 2011
Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:01 PM
The SN 9394 was one of those allocated to BSA beween 1906-7 when BSA and Lincoln Jefferies were selling under the two names. I assume the etching is too faint to read but would probably read, "BSA AIR RIFLE LINCOLN JEFFERIES PATENT,.......
Standard Model would be OAL 43-45 inches and Light Model would be 38-40 inches.
I have a 1906 .177 SN 4146, BSA Light Model with the above etchings on the cylinder.
As to value, I paid £150 for my 1906 Light Model, in vgc, a few years ago. Value will depend on condition, particularly the etching on the cylinder. The pics are not detailed enough to tell what the condition is.
Hope this helps.
Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:50 PM
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