~ A new specification deactivated B.S. A. Model No. 13 .22" cartridge (not airgun) underlever target rifle ~
The deactivation certificate is dated 03/09/03.
The barrel is marked "Made by The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd, England, Cartridge 220 Long Rifle".
~ Dimensions ~
The rifle has a length of 40 inches (101.5cm), with the barrel measuring 25 inches (63.5cm).
~ Condition ~
The barrel & receiver are fairly worn with small patches of pitting & rust across the body. The wood has some cracking and scratching.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £20 or the rifle can be picked up from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ Model No. 13 Rifle ~
When introduced after the First World War, the Model No. 13 rifle offered a lightweight, almost lady's or young person's style rifle to compliment the highly successful Model No.12 target rifle. The Model 13 was advertised as being suitable for "persons under 10 stone in weight and 5ft. 6in. in height. With a war-time gap, production went on well into the 1950s. The early, between the wars, production can be identified by the serial numbers being unprefixed. When re-introduced in the early 1950s, the rifles' serial numbers were prefixed with a capital letter "R".