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This is a very good original BSA Improved Model D Air Rifle. These rifles were made with both straight hand and pistol grip stocks and in different variations between 1905 and 1914 (see pages 20- 25 of the book ‘A Collectors Guide To Air Rifles’ By Hiller & pages 50-56 of The Book of the BSA Air Rifle by John Milewski). This example has its original pistol grip wood stock with correct chequered panels on the grip. The stock has a steel butt plate. The cocking arm has a ribbed release lever on the left side. It has a 17” rifled barrel and measures 39 ¼” overall. It has a blade foresight and adjustable dial rear sight. The metal work has even patina throughout. The air cylinder has BSA Improved Model D detail (illustrated). The left side of the weapon bears the serial number 63737. 403 is on the underside of the barrel. The loading port area is marked ‘Load’ and has the BSA piled arms logo. The underside of the cocking lever ‘BSA Patents 8761-04 25783-10 RD479972’. The underside of the barrel is marked ‘Rd No 479972’. The Rifle cocks, loads & fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. AI 707.