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Below: the basic "Military Miniature" Model No.10 with tangent rear-sight,
but retro-fitted with the hood protected fore-sight of a BSA War Office Pattern Miniature rifle.
This rifle was manufactured in basic form with a weight of 8lbs., compared with the approximate 6½ to 7 lbs. of the standard Models Nos.8 & 9 rifles respectively. The No.10 has overall length of 44 inches, barrel length of 28½ inches with a breech diameter of 1inch and a muzzle diameter of ¾ inch. The three-quarter length fore-end and single barrel band afforded the rifle the required quasi-military appearance originally associated with the Model No.4 or Cadet rifles.
Right: the famous
" Piled Arms"
logo of the BSA Co.
Marked on the but LHS
Below: a Model "No.10a" Rifle with the BSA No.8 folding rear-sight as advertised above,
The lack of a tunnelled No.19 fore-sight suggests that the rifle perhaps did not leave the factory or dealership configured as a Model 10a.
A rifle originally sold with the No.8 folding rear-sight would usually have also been fitted with the No.19 small-tunnel fore-sight with the flip-over blade/ring element. In that form, the rifle designation would have been No.10a. As described in the advertisement above, the Model No.11 was a "special" with a highly polished and chequered heart walnut stock.
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