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BSF air rifle 14 Nov 2013 16:34 #1


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My father left me his .22 cal BSF air rifle (among other toys) when he passed away and I have been trying to find information on them ever since.

All I know is that it is much older than me (47), is a break barrel style and obviously that it is a BSF.

I have tried Google with limited success - can anyone help?
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BSF air rifle 14 Nov 2013 16:38 #2


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Never heard of BSF, I had a BSA air rifle. I'm sure one of the AR gurus will be by soon to help.
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BSF air rifle 14 Nov 2013 16:40 #3


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Funny thing was, for all the annual renewals of my fathers licence (for as long as I can remember) and on my licence, it has been labeled as a "BSA" when the make is clearly "BSF". I have tried to correct this with the WAPOL but no luck yet
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BSF air rifle 14 Nov 2013 19:57 #4


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German about 1950 Bayerische Sportwaffenfabrik. Thats all I know.
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BSF air rifle 14 Nov 2013 21:11 #5


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Bit of info here.......

www.google.com.au/#q=bavaria+air+rifles

Nice old German springers encountered from time to time in Aus. These were sold by Hyscore in the US.
Any model numbers on yours??
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BSF air rifle 14 Nov 2013 21:15 #6


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I have a BSF Bavaria B50, and I had a B55 back in the very early '80s - and wish I still had it. They are very good guns, but went out of business in the mid '80s. I have a bit of info in a couple of books. PM me and I'll send you some scans.

In the meantime, can you give us a bit more detail? It should have a model number on it somewhere (on the breech block if it's a break barrel). Better still, is there any chance of some photos?
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BSF air rifle 14 Nov 2013 23:04 #7


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I think towards the end Weihrauch bought BSF (or did I just make that up ?)

Good guns though :)
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I have a BSF Bavaria B50, and I had a B55 back in the very early '80s - and wish I still had it. They are very good guns, but went out of business in the mid '80s. I have a bit of info in a couple of books. PM me and I'll send you some scans.

In the meantime, can you give us a bit more detail? It should have a model number on it somewhere (on the breech block if it's a break barrel). Better still, is there any chance of some photos?
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BSF air rifle 15 Nov 2013 09:09 #8


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mattw975 wrote:
I think towards the end Weihrauch bought BSF (or did I just make that up ?)

I think I read somewhere that Weihrauch bought some of the BSF machinery. Not sure of the full story though.
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BSF air rifle 15 Nov 2013 14:17 #9


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Thanks for your input guys.

Over the weekend I will get some photos posted and any identifying marks etc.

I haven't fired the rifle for years but I have memories of it being quite accurate and with plenty of power and the main spring taking a bit of effort to cock.
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BSF air rifle 15 Nov 2013 22:21 #10


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Here is some more info :

Serial # A3004
Stamped on the receiver are several items as per the attached photos:





From the photos, it looks to have an adjustable trigger and a low serial number. It also has stamped on the cylinder “Made in Germany West” and the BSF logo on the top of the cylinder.

It looks close to the model 30 except it has an “a” prefix on the serial number (it is definitely a 22) and it has a windage adjustment on the rear sight.

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BSF air rifle 16 Nov 2013 08:31 #11


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It's a BSF Media, Dale. One of the scans I sent you shows a page from a BSF catalogue (in German, unfortunately) that list this model. I've seen one of these before but never shot one, so it would be interesting to know how it performs.
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BSF air rifle 18 Nov 2013 10:56 #12


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Hopefully I will get a chance to put it over the chrono at Christmas time. re-doing the stock at the moment to give it a bit of a birthday (and practicing for my lithgow model 12).
I also found this advert after doing a little more search following your prompt on the weekend
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BSF air rifle 27 Nov 2013 11:01 #13


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Just a quick update. I refinished the stock with gun oil the other day. Four coats after scraping / sanding back the existing finish - looks a little fresher now.
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BSF air rifle 02 Dec 2013 11:12 #14


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Fired the rifle at the range on the weekend (first time I have shot it in ~ 30 years). Spot on at 25m.
The guys at the range who were shooting their 30-06 and 308's had a chuckle but then lined up for a shot anyway!
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BSF air rifle 02 Dec 2013 16:49 #15


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Nice work Dale!

Did you use True Oil on the woodwork?

Got to get me some of that, and or try tung oil which I have heard also gives excellent results.
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BSF air rifle 02 Dec 2013 17:02 #16


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Used the True oil.

Great stuff to work with. Once I had the stock sanded to ~ 320 grit, I wet the stock and gave it another 320 grit sane once it was dry and then 0000 grade steel wool as the final sand. True oil applied by hand (no brush, just rubbed it in by hand) and once dry a quick scrub with steel wool between subsequent coats - 4 coats in total.

Did the same with an old H&R single barrel shot gun - shots attached - looks great ab bought up detail that was long lost.



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BSF air rifle 02 Dec 2013 17:02 #17


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Used the True oil.

Great stuff to work with. Once I had the stock sanded to ~ 320 grit, I wet the stock and gave it another 320 grit sane once it was dry and then 0000 grade steel wool as the final sand. True oil applied by hand (no brush, just rubbed it in by hand) and once dry a quick scrub with steel wool between subsequent coats - 4 coats in total.

Did the same with an old H&R single barrel shot gun - shots attached - looks great ab bought up detail that was long lost.



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