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    Hi
    Would anyone know what air rifle this is looks like a bsa mod 50

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    BSA Airsporter most likely a Mk5 You can tell from the serial number Its not 1 April yet
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    BSA Airsporter. Compare the the serial number to this list:

    The identification letters preceding the serial number:
    (usually found in the bottom of the barrel.)

    G / MK1 .22 - 1948-54
    E / Club .177 - 1948-50
    GA / MK1 .22 - 1954-58
    EA / Club .177 - 1950-54
    GB / MK1 .22 - 1956-58
    EB / MK1 .177 - 1955-57
    GC / MK1&Transitional .22 - 1958-59
    EC / MK1 .177 - 1956-62
    GD / MK2 .22 - 1959-65
    ED / MK1+MK2 .177 - 1959
    GE / MK2 .22 - 1965-67
    EE / MK2 .177 - 1959-65
    GF / MK2 .22 - 1967-68
    EF / MK3 .177 - 1966-68
    GG / MK3 .22 - 1968-69
    EG / MK3+4 .177 - 1968-69
    GI / MK4 .22 - 1969-71
    GJ / MK5 .22 - 1971-74
    GK / MK6 .22 - 1974-79
    EK / MK4 .177 - 1969-71
    GL / MK6 .22 - 1979-83
    EL / MK5 .177 - 1971-74
    GM / S MK1 .22 - 1979-83
    EM / MK7 .177 - 1974-79
    GN / MK7 .22 - 1983-86
    EN / MK7 .177 - 1979-83
    GP / S MK2 .22 - 1985-86
    EP / S MK1 .177 - 1979-83
    ER / S MK2 .177 - 1983-85
    ES / S MK3 .177 - 1985-86
    GR / Carbine&Stutzen .22 - 1985-86
    ET / Carbine&Studzen .177 - 1985-86

    Courtesy of http://www.cb-sport.se/bsabsaairspor...ml?language=en and/or http://www.airgunspares.com/store/content/87/BSA
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    Yup, Airsporter it is. Nice rifles.
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    Going by those small pictures it appears to have a tapering barrel and thumb-wheel elevation adjustable rearsight, that would make it a BSA Airsporter Mk1.
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