1962-1966 B.S.A Meteor .22 Calibre Break Action Air Rifle 'TA' Prefix Serial Number. Sn 10017: 12. Birmingham Small Arms introduced the Meteor Air rifle in both .177 & .22 calibre in 1959. MK 1 rifles were produced until 1962 when the MK II model was introduced. MK II production continued until 1968. The small frame rifle is 41 1/2" overall with an 18" barrel. This is an excellent example of the MK II Meteor in .22 Calibre. It has a near mint undamaged light coloured wood stock with grooved butt end. The metal work is undamaged and retains all of it's original blueing. It has a block and blade fore sight. The top of the adjustable rear sight is stamped with the BSA stacked rifles logo and the top of the cylinder forward of it's 2 raised scope mounts is crisply marked 'BSA Meteor' with stylised arrow logo. The rifle's serial number 'TA05424' is stamped on the underside of the barrel block. The 'TA' prefix serial number dates the rifle to between 1962 and 1966 (See page 39 of Collector's Guide to Air Rifles By Hiller). The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling and it cocks and fires as it should with a strong spring action. Price includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air rifle, the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. Sn 10017: 12.