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Did well at the gun show today!

ThatMattGuyThatMattGuy Senior MemberHarrisonburg VaPosts: 666 Senior Member
I went to the gun show in Harrisonburg today and fell off the wagon for saving and not spending on things I dont need! It all started when I stopped a guy carrying around a little Beretta .25. He had a good price on it so I bought that. Then I got a couple of UZI mags. Then I came across a regular dealer I know and he had just bought a .22 Target Rifle from a guy and I asked to see it. I loved it instantly and he gave me a decent price on it and I also bought a newer P38 from him. The .22 is really interesting and I have never had a big heavy target .22 before. It is a Birmingham Small Arms Century and I I shot it 5 times when I got home and this thing is AWESOME! I put 5 rounds in a dime sized group free hand at about 22 yard. This thing is super accurate. The Beretta .25 did well too for what it is. The P38 I am not so sure about. Groups were not as good so the jury is still out on that. But I like it so oh well. Anyway here they are!

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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    The sights on the rifle make it suspect of being a serious target rifle, good deal!
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  • ThatMattGuyThatMattGuy Senior Member Harrisonburg VaPosts: 666 Senior Member
    Yeah the front sight has a smaller peep sight in the front too. You line the two holes up and center them up on what you want to hit. It is really cool!
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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    Yeah the front sight has a smaller peep sight in the front too. You line the two holes up and center them up on what you want to hit. It is really cool!

    Get a set of peep holes for it so you use the right one for the right distance, just barely bigger than the black on your target.
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  • englishbobenglishbob Member Merry Ol'Posts: 35 Member
    The BSA Century! Very nice. An awful lot of Brit target shooters were introduced to shooting with this rifle. But, they were only produced for a relatively short time, 1955 to 1961.

    A good find for one in original condition. Most of them that are left in the UK have been drilled and tapped for scopes and the barrels screw threaded for suppressors and religated to "bunny-bashing" from the firing line.
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  • ThatMattGuyThatMattGuy Senior Member Harrisonburg VaPosts: 666 Senior Member
    This one has been drilled and tapped and has Weaver bases on it. But it does not look bad and the under side of the stock as been drilled and there was some kind of accessory on there I guess. I am totally in love with it. It has a single shot magazine blank in there and apparently there was a box magazine for it. I would love to find one somewhere!
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  • englishbobenglishbob Member Merry Ol'Posts: 35 Member
    The action is the same as that used on the BSA Supersport Five. Yep, round mags were available. Where they all afe now, is another question!

    Let me post it on a couple of UK forums where I know there are some vintage dealers/collectors. We may be able to come up with one.....
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  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Corvallis, OregonPosts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Nice triple score.
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  • drwalker47drwalker47 Member Lone Oak, TXPosts: 192 Member
    Congratulation on the loot! You done well as my cousin would say.
    I had one of those .25's for years, was a big comfort in dark places of the night.
    Eventually went up in caliber, regardless of what Ian Fleming and James Bond think. :D
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  • ThatMattGuyThatMattGuy Senior Member Harrisonburg VaPosts: 666 Senior Member
    englishbob wrote: »
    The action is the same as that used on the BSA Supersport Five. Yep, round mags were available. Where they all afe now, is another question!

    Let me post it on a couple of UK forums where I know there are some vintage dealers/collectors. We may be able to come up with one.....

    Oh wow! That is nice of you! Yeah see what you can come up with. I have been telling everyone all morning here at work what I got and how great it is lol. I looked up BSA and found some really interesting history there!
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    I went to the gun show in Harrisonburg today and fell off the wagon for saving and not spending on things I dont need! It all started when I stopped a guy carrying around a little Beretta .25. He had a good price on it so I bought that. Then I got a couple of UZI mags. Then I came across a regular dealer I know and he had just bought a .22 Target Rifle from a guy and I asked to see it. I loved it instantly and he gave me a decent price on it and I also bought a newer P38 from him. The .22 is really interesting and I have never had a big heavy target .22 before. It is a Birmingham Small Arms Century and I I shot it 5 times when I got home and this thing is AWESOME! I put 5 rounds in a dime sized group free hand at about 22 yard. This thing is super accurate. The Beretta .25 did well too for what it is. The P38 I am not so sure about. Groups were not as good so the jury is still out on that. But I like it so oh well. Anyway here they are!

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    Hey Mattguy, I used to teach 4 H riflery along with hunter ed. We had Remington I think 541 model Target rifles and some similar Mossberg Models. They looked almost exactly like this one only not in near as good condition. However, they were pin point accurate. If you could hold them steady, and it wasn't too hard at 12 pounds, they would break a twig at 30 yards away. You have a winner there.
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Very nice .22 worthy of a YOU SUCK from me
  • ThatMattGuyThatMattGuy Senior Member Harrisonburg VaPosts: 666 Senior Member
    Oh I just have to brag about how awesome this .22 rifle is! I just put a few more rounds through it and shot a 1 inch washer hanging on a nail in the tree at for my level of skill in target rifle shooting I think was a long way away! Man this thing is awesome!
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  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Nice rifle!!!

    Interesting work bench.
  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Denver,Co.Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    :usa::love: Nice guns Matt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You did good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • softwarejanitorsoftwarejanitor Member Posts: 241 Member
    Nice P38... I just ordered one and I will be picking it up from UPS on Monday morning... Along with a Polish Tokarev...
  • 30-30shooter30-30shooter Member taxachusettsPosts: 224 Member
    are you sure that's a p38. it looks like it has the fat slide and the hex pin so it might be a p1.
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  • ThatMattGuyThatMattGuy Senior Member Harrisonburg VaPosts: 666 Senior Member
    Yeah its a P1
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  • Virginia BoyVirginia Boy Member VirginiaPosts: 213 Member
    Nice score, really like looks of the rifle.
    The Walther P1, is also nice, totally reliable.
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