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I've been eyeing something a LGS got at an estate sale - and finally my willpower failed - $600 later (a bit high in normal times, but good now) and this old warhorse is sitting in the ammo room ('til I rearrange the almost-full safe).

It appears to be an early 1930s production civilian BSA rifle, as the serial number fits a large batch contract for the Gulf States (modernly referred to as a "Bahrain Rifle"). They came onto the civilian market a decade of more back. This one has sort of rough wood (but much better than some I've seen) and the rifling is somewhat worn (rounded edges but good height, with little sign of corrosion).

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