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Skip man
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Just found this BSA gun in a skip at work can you help me repair it?? I can’t figure out how to upload a picture???

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Topic starter Posted : 19th October 2020 13:21
marflow
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a model would help and maybe Garvin can help with the picture

you can look on T.W. Chambers to see if your model is there and if by chance there still is a rear sight is available 

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Posted : 22nd October 2020 20:19
Garvin
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Yes, you can email me a pic. Address on last page here:

https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com/airgun-collector-magazine/airgun-collector-issue-one/

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Posted : 22nd October 2020 20:36
kevin@eva-last.com
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@garvin-  Good evening Garvin, Kevin from South Africa here. I have recently acquired to BSA Lincoln Jeffries, both No 1 air rifles. I have collected them as I collect antiques and like to restore things from the past in a sympathetic manner, so not a firearm collector as such, so please bear with me on the terminology. I am sadly missing a few parts for each.

The 1st is a Series B Model, with a break mechanism as I would describe it. It is missing the trigger guard, and the front peep site (Dovetail fitting) just in front of the breach looking down from the stock. I am looking for the felt washer at the opening of the barrel where one inserts the pellet, as this is in poor shape, so assume the compression will be effected It also has an after market ( and a poor attempt) screw that affixes the barrel to the load bar that cocks the rifle spring(Hope this makes sense) - Hoping I can either get originals, or after market replicas designed for restoration

 

The second rifle is a C Model, that has the load mechanism by means of pulling down on a load bar, and one then drops the pellet into the chambers via side mounted loading latch. This is missing the same screw that affixes the load bar on the drive mechanism that cocks the rifle spring, as well as the rear peep site, I think it references a 21a rear pepe site from what I can pick up. This particular rifle belongs to my father in law, and I would dearly love to restore it for him. 

 

Being in South Africa, we have little to no spares available, and am reaching out to Vintage Air Gun forum for advice, and hopefully spares 

 

Both fire quite well, a little loose, but I will tighten everything up, amazing firearms, and given their age and simplicity, still pack a relative punch

 

Chat soon hopefully

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Posted : 16th February 2021 16:05
Garvin
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@kevineva-last-com

 

Kevin I think you may have a 1930s Breakdown pattern and a 1930s 'C' prefix Standard.

Check here to ID your guns:

https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com/vintage-bsa-airguns-talk/bsa-id-map/

Try John Knibbs, Chambers Gunmakers or Protek Supplies in the UK for spares. All are used to posting parts overseas. 

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Posted : 16th February 2021 22:50