The BSA SPORTSMAN & SUPERSPORT RIFLES
Represent a significant part of British, and particularly BSA, small-bore rifle history
The first 'Sportsman' rifle, introduced in 1947, was single shot, and effectively a BSA Model No.3 rifle with modifications to the bolt-action, which rifle dated back to 1939.
Progression of the Sportsman range was unusually rapid.
The Sportsman Five was manufactured between 1948 and 1955
This example has been fitted with a Parker-Hale Model
16 aperture sight fitted to the receiver, and a PH FS22 tunnel fore-sight.
This rifle came in to day to be scrapped for its valuable
parts (sights, magazine, element holder, stock etc) as they fetch more
on ebay than what the rifle is worth
These are rifles are now beginning collectable and are excellent value for money, they also make excellent entry rifles in to small bore shooting and collecting.