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Birmingham small arms co - Martini falling block

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,500
Two Martini Target Rifles -A) BSA Model 12 Martini Target Rifle
Serial # ManufacturerBirmingham Small Arms Co ModelMartini Falling Block
TypeRifle Gauge22 LR Catalog Page39
Barrel Length29 Inch Round FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassCurio & Relic Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionMedium target weight barrel with a globe target front sight, lower base rear barrel sight, upper half is missing. Martini action with Parker Hale target receiver sight. Straight grip stock with a steel buttplate. Checkered beavertail style forearm with a sight container.

ConditionGood as partially refinished with 60% thinning blue on the barrel mixed with brown patina, with some minor oxidation. 95% refinished blue on the action showing some scratches and some minor pitting under the finish. Refinished stock with a few minor dings and dents. There are a few chips in the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically fine.
B) Vickers Single Shot Martini 22 Caliber Target Rifle
Serial # ManufacturerVickers Ltd ModelMartini
TypeRifle Gauge22 LR Catalog Page39
Barrel Length28 Inch Round FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassCurio & Relic Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionHeavy target weight barrel with a globe front target sight. Marked "VICKERS (GRAYFORD) LTD ENGLAND SPECIAL 22 LONG RIFLE." Martini type action with a target peep sight mounted on the rear of the action. Under lever that locks in the underside of the stock wrist. One piece stock with swivel studs. Sight aperture storage container on the forearm tip. Replacement aluminum buttplate with 3/8 inch wood spacer.

ConditionGood with 50% thinning blue on the barrel mixed with brownish patina and an area of moderate pitting. The trigger guard and lever have a mottled silver gray patina. Good stock finish with several nail or tack holes in the forearm. Light handling marks with a few heavy dings in the forearm. There is a 1/4 inch ill-fitting piece of wood added to the butt. Mechanically fine.
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