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1. The M47C denotes the factory = BSA Shirley, Birmingham, England.1. Thirdly, what was the significance of the "M47C", why did BSA use it and why both "M47C" and "No5 MkI" on the rifle? Was the "No5 MkI" a later designation for the same type rifle?
2. Fourth, assuming it does not have the 18.5 ton psi/2.222" stamped on it, would this indicate anything noteworthy?
Just depends on the condition. All things being equal the BSA may have a very minor increase to value.First, all things being equal, would a BSA typically be considered more desireable/valuable, than a Faz, as the Faz production numbers were roughly twice as high?
BSA started with BB in 1945 so it's a good way into the year.Secondly, would anyone possibly know the month of the BSA "BE" serial number prefix used in 1945?
The CAI 'billboard' covers the side of the receiver, the barrel stamp is the small one. Look for the BNP mark on the barrel, under or just in front of the hand guard.This rifle does have the CAI billboard import stamp visible on the barrel, and no visible BNP 18.5 psi/2.222" that I can recall, but I'll look again when possible.