http://www.scoutscopes.comhttp://www.mojosights.comhttp://smith-sights.com

It is currently Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:05 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: BSA 1918 .22 trainer
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:13 am 
Offline
Mil-Surp Owner
Mil-Surp Owner

Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:14 am
Posts: 1
Location: Tongeren, Belgium
Age: 49
Hello guys,

I bought this rifle a couple of years ago, it's a BSA from 1918.
First there was a Anschutz diopter on it but I changed everything to the original state.

There are .22 markings on the magazine and rear sight.

There's a FTR 1954 marking on the left side.

Could someone tell me more abouth this rifle?

Thanks.


Attachments:
File comment: Foto 5
P1040947.JPG
P1040947.JPG [ 1.27 MiB | Viewed 2614 times ]
File comment: Foto 4
P1040948.JPG
P1040948.JPG [ 1.09 MiB | Viewed 2614 times ]
File comment: Foto 3
P1050293.JPG
P1050293.JPG [ 1.07 MiB | Viewed 2614 times ]
File comment: Foto 2
P1050292.JPG
P1050292.JPG [ 1.58 MiB | Viewed 2614 times ]
File comment: Foto 1
P1040950.JPG
P1040950.JPG [ 1.45 MiB | Viewed 2614 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: BSA 1918 .22 trainer
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:27 pm 
Offline
Mil-Surp Collector
Mil-Surp Collector
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:08 pm
Posts: 413
Location: MN
Age: 61
the mkIV conversion of large bore mk III & III* rifles to 22cal trainers was approved on 19 november 1921 , these conversions occurred over a considerable period of time , the markings vary as this was done in a number of facilities in britain , india & austrailia as well as by trade facilities like parker hale ,

it involved a new solid barrel , new bolthead marked 22 no 2 and offset floating firing pin , originally magazines were removed ,

on may 31st 1926 the magazine sans its follower and spring were returned to catch brass and caused the upgrade to mk IV* , soon after the mags were marked "22" on the left side

as an aside there was a rare variant prototype made for the mkV trainer ...but i digress ,


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: BSA 1918 .22 trainer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:59 am 
Offline
Benefactor
Benefactor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:43 am
Posts: 2565
Location: The Well of Tortured Souls, New York
Age: 62
That's a keeper, and one of my favorite rifles. They have a well-deserved reputation for accuracy. With standard velocity target ammo they are also, as observed by Elmer fine inidiviual: Vewy vewy quiet. When I wear hearing protection on the outdoor range with this rifle, all I can hear is the striker making a click. I'm sure there is a "pop" at the muzzle... but I can't hear it behind the rifle. I first thought it was a bunch of squibs, but then there are all those holes in the target to explain. Mine came to the US by way of New Zealand.


Attachments:
Target1.jpg
Target1.jpg [ 145.87 KiB | Viewed 1362 times ]
IMG_2972 copy.jpg
IMG_2972 copy.jpg [ 145.23 KiB | Viewed 1362 times ]
IMG_2974 copy.jpg
IMG_2974 copy.jpg [ 159.95 KiB | Viewed 1362 times ]
IMG_2973.JPG
IMG_2973.JPG [ 777.88 KiB | Viewed 1362 times ]

_________________
No man ever said: "Damn, I wish I'd bought a smaller safe!"

Frequently wrong, never in doubt!
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: BSA 1918 .22 trainer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:43 pm 
Offline
Mil-Surp Collector
Mil-Surp Collector
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:08 pm
Posts: 413
Location: MN
Age: 61
mine shoot well too - im particularly fond of my Cond II , its the bottom one here , my mkIII no2 mkIV is the center one , the top is a Cno7 - i added the mags to the two lower ones as cleaning up my brass is much easier when caught in the box ,


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: BSA 1918 .22 trainer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:02 pm 
Offline
Benefactor
Benefactor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:58 pm
Posts: 2346
Location: Florida
Age: 66
Really nice rifles!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: BSA 1918 .22 trainer
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:41 am 
Offline
Mil-Surp Owner
Mil-Surp Owner
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 2:54 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Oh Canada!
Age: 55
They are beautiful rifles and look to be in great condition.

I would love to see more pics of the bottom one. Sht.22 Mk.II?

I am curious to see the barrel markings on the reinforce.
Has it been re-rebarrelled? Some were redone in the late 1930, early 40s.
What date does it show on the barrel?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
FAIR USE NOTICE: This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been pre-authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of political, economic, scientific, social, art, media, and cultural issues. The 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material that may exist on this site is provided for under U.S. Copyright Law. In accordance with U.S. Code Title 17, Section 107, material on this site is distributed without profit to persons interested in such information for research and educational purposes. If you want to use any copyrighted material that may exist on this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.