BSA Martini International

Probably the most popular caliber firearm in most of the world. Many of us have more than one. They also are very collectible and still cheap to shoot.
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BSA Martini International

Postby PeterN2 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:46 pm

I went shopping last week and came home with a BSA Martini International Mark II that I bought on behalf of my club. It went on the club paperwork even though I paid for it. It cost £150 (approx $240 USD).
It is a Mark II and was made in the transition period from Mark I to II. It dates from 1954, as that is the date of proof. The Mark II marking is electro pencelled and not stamped as they usually are so I presume it was going to be a Mark I and got upgraded to Mark II. It is a heavy beast and weighs in at about thirteen pounds. It is in reasonable condition for a sixty year old rifle. It shoots well enough with cheap Geco ammunition so should shoot even better with more upmarket rounds. They usually have two scope blocks on the barrel but this has been fitted with a long scope rail which makes it much more flexible for mounting a scope, though it will be used with the target sights fitted. It also had the loading block fitted. The forend has been carefully trimmed to fit the block when it is horizontal.

A few pictures. These were taken with my old camera, not the posh new one.

Martini International Full right.jpg

Martini International Full left.jpg

Martini International Action left.jpg

Martini International Action right.jpg

Martini International Action top.jpg

Martini International Action top and rail.jpg

Martini International Markings right.jpg

Martini International Forearm rail.jpg

Martini International Front sight.jpg

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Re: BSA Martini International

Postby Dave 101 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:58 pm

Hope it shoots as good as it looks , lovely rifles you cant beat them .

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Re: BSA Martini International

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:26 pm

Beautiful, they would cost a lot more here IF you could find them..........

I just found a BSA MkII with a litschert Spot Shot *10 scope - €1250.00 /€1028 :(

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Re: BSA Martini International

Postby Niner » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:30 pm

Nice looking target rifle. If you couldn't shoot good with the sight apparatus on that rifle you probably have eyes worse than mine.

So...why are you saving your new camera? I'd have thought you would be giving it a test drive at least. :bigsmile:
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Re: BSA Martini International

Postby Dave 101 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:11 pm


You may be aware of this site ... nd_II.html but if you aren't there is a wealth of information on BSA rifles , plenty more on military training rifles as well so some other members of the board may find it beneficial to have a look .


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