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Linden & Funke, Iserlohn Model-52 Air Rifle  


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14th December 2017 15:06  

Linden & Funke, Iserlohn Model-52 Air Rifle.


With thanks to Nick for these pics and to the owner for permission to take them.

This rifle is very similar to the Falke 80. The (August 1948) BSA Airsporter Club predates it, if the model '52' relates to 1952.

The Falke underlevers went into production in 1952 (they were being advertised in March 1952).

The loading tap is apparently fully automatic, and opens and closes with the cocking lever, whereas the BSA Airsporter and the Falkes have taps that open automatically, but must be closed manually. The latter arrangement would seem to be safer.