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Old 11-29-2019, 05:59 PM
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I've had this rifle in my collection for a while. What would be a good estimate on value? It has the inletted plate on the forend and the PH.52 6 hole aperture. Missing 3 swivel studs. Anyone know where I can get them?

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Old 11-29-2019, 06:07 PM
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I absolutely love mine, seem to be going for 650-850

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Old 11-30-2019, 09:37 AM
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You may be missing only two studs. Typically only one of the holes at the rear of the forend was used, not both.

The inletted plate is likely not factory.
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:50 AM
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Ive had a few (my friends have then now), imo not having the studs does not affect the value and studs wont matter unless you actually intend to use a sling to shoot which none of us do.
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:26 AM
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You may be missing only two studs. Typically only one of the holes at the rear of the forend was used, not both.

The inletted plate is likely not factory.
I'll take a picture of the bottom of the forend and post. For the stud locations and inletted plate.
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:32 AM
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Yeah that plate is almost for sure a later add on.

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Old 11-30-2019, 03:09 PM
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There were two variations of sling a single point sling which one end is a loop and goes around the bicep of the supporting arm or a two point sling which adjusted for the support arm to go through it , but both ends are fixed .
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:29 PM
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If the forend on my rifle was not a factory upgrade. Was the inletting done in England or the USA. I cannot find an import mark on the rifle. I have limited knowledge of these rifles. Not sure if it was manufactured for importation to the USA or imported long after it was manufactured. Serial # is P71xxx. I would assume it was manufactured in the late 40's early 50's. The trigger and block match the barrel serial #.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:27 PM
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I would guess it was modified there. They were used in clubs by many different Shooters, mine has a similar, but shorter plate, and the butt was cut off and later lengthened back out, and the cheekrest has been filed into a slight cup. Look for some import stamps under the barrel just forward of the foreend. Very small stamped letters.

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Old 12-06-2019, 10:32 PM
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how bad is the bluing besides what is seen on the barrel?

the inlet bar looks like mine, finish wear doesn't help value but the correct sights do. I paid $450 for mine which looks nearly identical about 5 years ago
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:14 PM
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how bad is the bluing besides what is seen on the barrel?

the inlet bar looks like mine, finish wear doesn't help value but the correct sights do. I paid $450 for mine which looks nearly identical about 5 years ago
I would rate the bluing at 70%. There is some light pitting on left side of the barrel by the muzzle and receiver. The bore is excellent. The rifle caught my eye at local shop a few years ago. With some negotiating I paid $380. At the time, I thought I over paid. But it needed a good home so it came home with me. Plus they don't make them anymore and it has character...lol.
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:43 PM
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BSAs Rifles in general were and are still regarded by many as exceptionally well made and very accurate compared to other rifles, alas, they fell out of favour in the mid 70s/early 80s when Anschutz/Others came to the fore in competition shooting.

Some BSAs were very very accurate especially some of the 12s, 12/15s and some of the Internationals can compete at top level.

I cannot put a value on a US one but here in Europe BSAs can still be picked up for sub 500USD, I have seen them go for as little as 200/250USD with the PH Sight Set.

The last BSA I handled was an International Mark 4 ISU (one of the rarer ones I am told) sold for sub 300USD, Im still ******** myself for not getting it, 50 bucks deposit and it was mine and to add salt to wound it shoots superb for its new owner.

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Old 12-07-2019, 07:03 PM
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I'm taking it to the indoor range tomorrow. The forend seems to semi free float like it should. The recessed crown looks good. It should be a nice shooter!
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I’ve got a BRNO 12 gauge o/u model ZH101 I’m wondering if it’s a good old gun or a cheap one I just got it and never seen this make .. it got a 20 gauge o/u if anyone knows about this gun let me know
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