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DO YOU OWN OR HAVE ACCESS TO ONE OF THESE RIFLES?

THE WAR OFFICE PATTERN (1906) MINIATURE RIFLE

THEN PLEASE TAKE PART IN THE HARC-MCRRS SURVEY

N.B. We have been made aware that a change of website hosting had affected the survey form.
If you have tried to submit data and the submission failed, then do please try again with the updated form.


 

For further information regarding the age of British rifles, view the page on DATING YOUR RIFLE

Unfortunately, B.S.A. appear to have stopped the stamping of the date of production on their War Office Miniature Rifles manufactured after 1909/10.

There are a number of ways to approximate the year of your rifle using its configuration as a guide. Information regarding alterations in design and manufacture is recorded by John Knibbs in his excellent book " BSA - The Golden Century" ( see Bibliography). He notes that, firstly, the introductory open single-extractor bolt was redesigned late in 1907 and the resultant recessed bolt-head with hooded extractor was introduced onto the W.O.M. rifle over the turn of that year, and "incorporated into all .22 Long Rifle calibre rifles made after Spring of 1908". This modification was to Patent No. 14373/07 detailed on the main page for the W.O.M. rifle. That patent was in fact registered in August of 1907.The appearance of the single-hooded extractor commences for us with rifles dated 1908, as indicated in "The Golden Century".

John Knibbs advises that the twin-extractor bolt-head was introduced in January 1909. Unless post-manufacture changes of bolts were undertaken by owners, you might think that this information ought to help date the early rifles. However, two early BSA rifles we have seen, one s/n 3xx 1906 (single-shot) with military full-length woodwork, and one s/n 6,xxx 1908 (magazine-fed) with the same style of furniture, are the only ones with open twin-extractors. Each of these rifles has a bolt with its serial number matching the rifle. Although that would not preclude subsequent switching of the bolt-heads, this is exceedingly unlikely in view of the work that would have been required to re-configure the extractor slots at the breech-end of the barrel (indeed barrel removal or replacement would be required).

Our table below records most survey submissions for 1906 rifles indicating fitment of the open double-extractor, and we therefore suppose that this was in fact an earlier configuration than the single-hooded version. Sadly, these bolt-heads carry no patent number; but you will see on our main page that the Patent for this BSA design was No.1000, registered on 15th. January 1907. The only single open (non-hooded) extractor we have actually seen and confirmed is on a bolt and head both serial-numbered 531 of a London Small Arms product., which seems to be contemporary with the BSA twin-extractor rifle mentioned with a serial number in the three hundred range. This latter bolt configuration matches that of the original BSA Patent no. 9437, for their rifles, of 23rd April 1906. Please note that patent numbering restarts from one with each new year.

For rifles post 1909 and not barrel-stamped with a year, we presently have to resort to estimates. If any owner is lucky enough to hold a purchase receipt, or other corroboration of date of purchase for their post 1909 rifle, we would be delighted to know of it. Otherwise we are reliant upon such production figures and datings as have been published thus far. John Knibbs states that January 1909 production commenced with serial no. 7001, which is certainly in agreement with our current data. He writes that " A total of 14,102 new style rifles [presumably describing those fitted with the perhaps erroneously noted double extractor. Ed.] were produced, and despatches were made well into the Great War [WWI]. The last rifle, serial number 21982 being despatched from the factory on 1st. July 1915. A total of 1,250 rifles were sent to America against three large orders despatched in February, March and September 1913."

This indicates that our last tabled BSA rifle, serial number 21908, was probably one of the last to be manufactured in the first half of 1915 before production ceased. With the first marketing of the rifle in 1907, the production lasted over eight years. A quick assessment of the early period suggests minimum and maximum BSA production figures for those known years up to 1909 In addition, we must bear in mind the reported serial number for the commencement of 1909 as 7001, and final overall number as 21982.

1906 - lowest final s/n 1182; highest final s/n 1708 - max. production = 1708; min. production = 1182; Average production = 1445

1907 - lowest final s/n 4033; highest final s/n 5444 - max. production = 4261; min. production = 2325; Average production = 3293

1908 - lowest final s/n 6853; highest final s/n 7000 - max. production = 2967; min. production = 1409; Average production = 2188

1909 - lowest final s/n 10440*; highest final s/n 10784* (approx.) - max. production = 3783; min. production = 3439; Average production = 3611

1910-15 - lowest final s/n 21908; highest final s/n 21982 - max. production = 11542; min. production = 11124; Average annual production = 2266

*The available data requires that determination of the final serial numbers for 1909 can be only an educated guess.

 

With each of these early years' figures assumed to be settling to an average, an approximate estimate has been made of annual production in the latter years until the First World War changed everything for the duration and beyond. With the onset of war in late July 1914, estimating the figures will be an uncertain science, and it might be suspected that numbers would have fallen considerably during that last twelvemonth. However, it is well known that every effort was made during this period to encourage the Nation's still civilian, but militarily eligible, male populace to practice rifle shooting; the Boer War's shortcomings in this respect still being well within living memory. To that end, it is reasonable to assume that production of small-bore rifles went on as long as possible where it would not seriously interfere with the imminently burgeoning manufacture of urgently needed Service weapons.

The average annual BSA production figures for these rifles evidently was close on 2,750; but, from the above data, VERY approximate serial numbers for the years are therefore

1906 = 1 to 1500; 1907 = 1500 to 4700; 1907 = 4700 to 7000; 1909 = 7001 to 10600

For 1910-1915 = add 2,275 per year.

Guesstimation, of course, but better than being totally uninformed, and, if you have any information that may provide more accurate figures, then please do not hesitate to contact us at

Miniature-Calibre-Rifles@Rifleman.org.uk

If all this leaves you confused, it's no wonder; but that provides the very best reason for gathering data. Be aware that this data may not always as reliable as we would hope. It is suspected that some of the rifle dates are reported as 1906 when this is not actually the case. The fact that the rifles are of "Pattern 1906" may influence reporting; which would explain why we have supposed 1906 dated rifles unexpectedly interspersed between later years production. The London Small Arms Company rifle dates are particularly erratic in this respect, leaving one to wonder whether each rifle configuration may have had a separate series, rather than BSA's continuous consecutive system. Whatever the case, the data suggests that LSA produced little more than 4,500 rifles in toto between 1906 and 1910, roughly equating to no more than 1,00 per annum, and less than a quarter of BSA's total up to 1915. Additionally. where 1907 and later BSA rifles are reported to have "SINGLE" extractors, it may be that the reporting owner has failed to appreciate the difference between an early "open" single extractor and the later "hooded" single extractor. If you have at some time made a return to the survey, we would be grateful if you would double-check your data after carefully re-reading the

main page for the War Office Miniature Rifle 1906 Pattern.

If you are able and wish to help, please go to the SURVEY FORM below our data table

Maker
Year
Serial Number
Orig. Proof RHS
Late Proof LHS

Barrel Calibre mark

Single Shot or Magazine fed

Extractor type

Butt Trap hinge position

Woodwork configuration and other notes

BSA
1906
70
.22L
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Unsleeved. Oval cartouche on RHS of buttstock "A.G. Parker & Co.Ltd. Icknield Street Birmingham".
BSA
1906
358
.22L
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END -
BSA
1906
586
.22L
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Sold by Army & Navy C.S. London 50602
BSA
1906
740
.22L
 
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TBC
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - This is the only BSA made WOPMR to be reported as having a bottom-hinged butt-trap - This has yet to be confirmed.
BSA
-
753
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
TOP
 
BSA
none
923
-
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
unreported
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - These data are uncertain.
BSA
1906
1182
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
BSA
-
1368
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
TOP
MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK - the stock may have been changed from standard.
BSA
1907
1709
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
1907
1940
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
BSA
1907
2055
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
1907
2219
-
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
unreported
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
1906
2778
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN - and the reported date is out of sequence. It may have been the Pattern year reported.
BSA
1907
3025
.22L .610 and 22 short
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
1907
3046
.22L
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TOP
 -
BSA
1907
3179
.22L
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
none (?)
3310
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
1907
3396
.22L
.22LR
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - EXTRACTOR BEVELLED INTO REINFORCE
BSA
1907
3460
.22L
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
1907
4033
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
BSA
1908
5211
.22L
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK - Canadian owned
BSA
1908
5445
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
BSA
1908
5467
.297/230
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Originally Morris calibre - sleeved to .22RF
BSA
1908
5607
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
BSA
-
5795
.230 CF
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
1908
5975
-
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
1908
6323
.22L
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK - barrel sleeved by A.G. Parker ( Parkerifled)
BSA
1908
6554
-
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
1908
6799
.22L
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - STAMPED NO. UNDER W.O PATT STAMP RC 475418
BSA
-
6853
-
-
-
MAGAZINE FED
UNKNOWN
TOP
 -
BSA
-
6867
 
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE OPEN
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - non-hooded front sight, large external head take-down screw (? these rifles were not take-down in the usual sense - is the submission in error?)
BSA
1908
7254
.22L
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK
BSA
1909
8076
-
-
Not present
MAGAZINE FED
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD - "DL23" stamped on the right side of the butt and on the cocking piece
BSA
1909
8091
-
-
Not present
MAGAZINE FED
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - "DL23" stamped on the right side of the butt and on the cocking piece
BSA
-
8377
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
BSA
1909
8689
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK - STAMP UNDER 'W.O. PATT' ON RECEIVER 'RC475418'
BSA
none
8693
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK but cut short 1" in ahead of barrel band - STAMP UNDER 'W.O. PATT' ON RECEIVER 'RC475418'
BSA
none
8921
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
1909
9021
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - letters "P B S C Q6" stamped on the stock. LSA adjustable peep-sight added towrist .
BSA
1909
9233
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK
BSA
1909
9301
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK - with optional factory rear aperture sight fitted.
BSA
1909
9439
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 -
BSA
1909
9503
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - LHS of butt-stock impressed "BRADDELL Est. 1911 - Belfast"
BSA
1909
9508
not specified
-
not specified
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - circular cartouche on LHS of butt-stock "JEFFERY & SON GEORGE STREET PLYMOUTH"
BSA
1909
9526
not present
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
MAGAZINE-FED
SINGLE
TOP
 MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK
BSA
1909
10440
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
-
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
none
10737
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
MAGAZINE FED
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - another rifle missing its magazine - can you help?
BSA
1910 ?
10784
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN - date unconfirmed
BSA
-
11149
-
.22RF
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
MAGAZINE FED
SINGLE (1907)
-
Ex. J. Knibbs - The Golden Years - page 7
BSA
none
11303
.22RF BV BP NP
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Still in good shooting order
BSA
none
11559
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE 220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK - Stock has #18279 betwen pistol grip and buttstock sling swivel; barrel sleeved by A.G. Parker ( Parkerifled); shoots well.
BSA
none
11658
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
MAGAZINE-FED
HOODED
TOP
 MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK
BSA
none
11671
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 -
BSA
none
11929
.22L
.22RF
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Barrel marked†† "Specially made for Manton & Co Calcutta".
BSA
none
12420
.22L
 
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
'none' reported
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
none
12433
.22L
 
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - No date mark, but stamped with 'Birmingham' not England.
BSA
none
12514
.22L
 
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - complete with oil-bottle and pull-through
BSA
none
12539
not specified
-
not specified
SINGLE SHOT
OPEN SGL
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - it is possible this rifle has an earlier bolt fitted with an open extractor
BSA
none
13218
.22L
 
reported as YES - calibre not noted
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
not reported
not reported
BSA
none
13819
.22
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
MAGAZINE-FED
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
none
13859
.22
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
MAGAZINE-FED
OPEN SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
none
14194
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK
BSA
none
14239
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - With very attractive walnut stock
BSA
none
15365
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
MAGAZINE-FED
SINGLE
TOP
 STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Rifle missing bolt and magazine; if you can help, please contact "tjsolovieff@gmail.com"
BSA
none
15508
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
MAGAZINE-FED
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
none
15512
.22
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
MAGAZINE-FED
OPEN SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
none
15579
.22L
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 -
BSA
-
16089
-
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 -
BSA
none
16720
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK - This rifle is in South Africa, and has an additional serial no. B209048 engraved below the original. "PAT 28" on stock near butt-plate.
BSA
none
17907
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
none
17949
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
-
184xx
-
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
-
Chequered stock, tang sight, barrel relined by H.Leonard, 19, Lench St., B'ham.
BSA
none
18615
.297/230
-
reported as YES - calibre not noted
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
not reported
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
-
20118
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
BSA
-
20192
-
-
-
MAGAZINE FED
OPEN SINGLE
TOP
MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK - Fine-grained furniture - sadly missing magazine
BSA
-
20883
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
TOP
DeLUXE - CHEQUERED WOODWORK = CASE, ETC.
BSA
none
21229
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK
BSA
none
21246
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
 MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK
BSA
none
21539
-
22LR
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE-
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
Reported as "Long fore-end pattern" which may mean MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK - barrel marked as "PARKERIFLED.AGP" on muzzle crown
?
-
21637
-
-
MAGAZINE FED
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
BSA
none
21653
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
MAGAZINE FED
UNKNOWN
TOP
UNKNOWN
BSA
none
21908
.22L
-
CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
MILITARY LENGTH WOODWORK - mark on buttstock "IORC 6"
LSA
-
24
-
-
-
MAGAZINE-FED
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
1906
34
.22L
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
BOTTOM
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - LSA presented prize rifle for a 1906 Cardiff competition - engraved silver oval let into butt RHS
LSA
1906
61
.22L
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - with DeLuxe wrist chequering - faint LSA cartouche on RHS of butt.
LSA
1907
131
.22 (LHS)
BNP 22LR (RHS)
Not present
MAGAZINE FED
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - late proof associated with barrel being re-sleeved by A.G.Parker ( Parkerifling)
LSA
1906
141
-
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
BOTTOM
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
1906
154
-
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
BOTTOM
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
1907
270
-
-
-
MAGAZINE FED
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
LSA
1906
319
-
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
BOTTOM
 -
LSA
1906
324
-
22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
BOTTOM
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
1907
334
-
.22
Not present
MAGAZINE FED
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
1907
342
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
LSA
1910(?)
344
-
22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
BOTTOM
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Seemingly out of sequence date given
LSA
1908
387
-
.22
Not present
MAGAZINE FED
HOODED
TOP
"LSA" in a circle stamped on right side of butt. "A & N.C.S.L.", and "48673", stamped on bottom of trigger guard
LSA
none (?)
405
-
.22
Not present
MAGAZINE FED
HOODED
BOTTOM
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Magazine missing; bore "shiny"; residing in Belgium.
LSA
1906
531
.22L
BNP 22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
BOTTOM
SHALLOW / THIN EXTRACTOR
LSA
1906
625
none (?)
-
Not Present
SINGLE SHOT
Bolt missing
BOTTOM
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Bolt is missing. If any one knows of whereabouts of spare, please advise HARC-MCRRS who will pass details to owner.
LSA
1910
682
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
LSA
1911
721
-
.22
Not present
MAGAZINE FED
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Magazine missing. Misfiring, needs a new spring?
LSA
1912
767
.22L
.22LR
Not present
MAGAZINE FED
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Trigger guard marked A&N.C.S.L. and 53645. Parkerifled and later fitted with Parker Hale blocks and Pecar 3X36 scope
LSA
1913
781
-
.22
Not present
MAGAZINE FED
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - LSA cartouche on RHS of buttstock - magazine missing
LSA
1906
946
.22L
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
BOTTOM
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - barrel sleeved by A.G. Parker (Parkerifled) - "Army & Navy CS Ltd London" on floor plate.
LSA
1907
1182
.22L
.22LR
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Marked under trigger-guard tang "Army & Navy CS Ltd London"- Barrel sleeved
                   
LSA
1907
1563
.297/.230 in.
-
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
1906
2467
-
.22
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
BOTTOM
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
tba
2480
-
.22
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
DOUBLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
1907
3162
-
.22
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
1907
3410
-
-
-
SINGLE SHOT
UNKNOWN
-
UNKNOWN
LSA
1907
3459
-
.22
Not visible
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
MODIFIED - ORIGINAL CONFIG. UNKNOWN
LSA
1908
3661
-
.22
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
1908
3632
-
.22
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END - Pull through and brass oil bottle in butt trap
LSA
1909
4386
-
.22
Not present
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END
LSA
1910
4540
-
.22
Not present - just 22
SINGLE SHOT
HOODED
TOP
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END The forward part of the trigger guard is marked "Army & Navy C.S.Ltd.London" It is also marked with the number 53268 on the guard bow. There is not an LSA logo on the buttstock. Pull thru in the butt. trap.
LSA
1910
4595
 
.22
Not present - just 22
SINGLE SHOT
SINGLE
BOTTOM
STANDARD SHORT FORE-END The forward part of the trigger guard is marked "Army & Navy C.S.Ltd.London", and is also marked with the number 53327; large circular cartouche on LHS of butt; pull through with a brush cover "Expanding Brush Cover, Made in England A.U.P., The Parker Hale...." Details amended 04/08 - Extractor to "Single" from "Hooded" and butt-trap hinge to "Bottom"
                   
                   

It will be noted that some LSA rifle serial numbers are sequentially at odds with the quoted dates of manufacture.

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Either Birmingham Small Arms Co. or London Small Arms Co.
Usually on LHS of barrel/action - last three digits repeated under bolt handle
Rifle Type:



Your rifle will be either Magazine-fed or single-shot
Butt-trap type:



Top or Bottom-hinged butt trap
- Enter actual year or "None"
Barrel date mark if present - or None
Woodwork type:



Rifle woodwork - standard or long military
Extractor type:






Extractor type - Hooded single / Open Single / Double / Other - if "other", please specify in comments box
Barrel Marking:




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Calibre proof mark:









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