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How to Handle the Improved BSA Air Rifle

 

With thanks to David.

 

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The BSA Air Rifle (handbook)

 

With thanks to David.

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The BSA Air Rifle Scientifically Considered

 

This booklet dates from the 1920s. With thanks to Trevor M for these pics.

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The Improved BSA Air Rifle (August 1907)

 

This edition was printed after the BSA Air Rifle won a gold medal at the New Zealand exhibition in Christchurch 1906-7

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The Improved BSA Air Rifle (1906)

 

With thanks to Trevor M for these pics.

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BSA Air Rifles and Accessories, Jan 1939

 

These two scans taken from the January 1939 'BSA shotguns' dealer hand out brochure. The stamp is for F.J. Cole of Cirencester, a shop where I spent many days as a young airgun enthusiast in the late 1960's / early 1970's. bc8b46bc369da45c30d900ce28e5f135.jpg fbc46a9f40c9599032c3691240dd9b31.jpg


   
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How to Handle the BSA Air Rifle (mid-1930s?)

 

Sadly missing the front cover at the moment, but as it mentions the club number 4 rifle,I am guessing the date to be post 1935 for this publication ebcbafa6cd682a6fa95a9af501c1436b.jpg e6041dd129ebe8d0d29dd0e99d1a7019.jpg e28f7581bbbe110ee9bacfcdee1f78e2.jpg bc10405908eeaa18f2dc768ec32d716e.jpg c2ffae8bb49f657f22d7d3f51b505e38.jpg 375b7ab6eb6860754c272be78ab3682b.jpg 6d9976cad1587f2dff24dee8d069637f.jpg f6318c97bccd87a5795af3ddf1810227.jpg c195ad3ed1fa91e5708b7f4af6517481.jpg 1e798fad97a08e670d02e263b80f9b6d.jpg

 


   
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How To Handle The BSA Air Rifle (post-1910)

 

This booklet, when compared to the one on the Improved model, shows some modification of images to show the 1910 patent side lever cocking arm. b7882775c6a0309a1066842687af59f2.jpg a89125a56db5bbee1e9571ad3a75f9b4.jpg 90a846dec70c9afc10d471fc73a51bbf.jpg 07e4775c88d993de10a4adc219825dc8.jpg 0f9d8b622c3ee62d7420b9ff37551726.jpg c1e6d198d2ba3565f8fc0eae8a21679a.jpg 33078683b97866e9acc34a1832008264.jpg 75377250c8caec08fcb7d1fe2d26f69d.jpg 04a0f18c018a37058578f6517a3389ec.jpg


   
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How to Handle the BSA Air Rifle (early 1930s?)

 

With many thanks to Jason for copies of this rare 1930s owner's manual. It is similar to the other '30s one posted by Eddie. Both mention the No.4 Club model, which shows they date from after 1930.

But if you look at the price of packs of pellets they are several pence cheaper in this manual, which suggests it dates from somewhat earlier. Another difference is that on Eddie's manual the sectional illustration shows a "B.S.A Air Rifle" whereas on this one it specifies that what is shown is the Standard No.2 model.

There may be other differences - if anyone wants to play "spot the difference" please post your findings in the Talk section!

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The Book of the BSA Air Rifle (c.1909-1910)

 

This handbook is undated, but it has an illustration of the Junior Pattern rifle which was introduced in the batch of rifles made between September 1909 and April 1910, according to John Knibbs. The rifles shown have the second (reinforced) pattern of 'bayonet' cocking lever. These were replaced by 'side-catch' levers in the batch of rifles from December 1911.

 

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How to Handle the BSA Air Rifle (1905?)

 

This appears to be the 1st edition of this owner's booklet. Unlike the later versions, the man demonstrating the use of the BSA air rifle is George Lincoln Jeffries himself. This edition is exceptionally rare and just sold for almost £100 on Ebay. The auction seller supplied these (not great) pics of the booklet for a fee.

The new owner is a lucky man (not me, unfortunately!). The booklet, which consists of seven images showing GLJ cocking and loading the rifle step by step, is a single sheet of paper printed on one side and folded in a concertina, within red card covers. Here it is, illustrated as a whole, then page by page.

 

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How to Handle the BSA Air Rifle (1920s)

 

We've seen "bowler hat man" (George Lincoln Jeffries) and "cloth cap man" demonstrate the BSA air rifle before WW1. This example has "trilby man" doing the honours. He appears too in the circa 1920 The New Sport and also in the 1930s How to Handle booklet but in outline only - in this one he appears in real photographs.

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Care and Cleaning of the BSA Breakdown

 

With gratitude to Michael for these scans.

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The Improved BSA Air Rifle (August 1909)

 

With thanks to Pete for supplying this handbook:

 

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Airsporter Mk1 & Mk2 care and maintenance

 

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