New Zealand Contract
Very Good Condition
Initially the No 8 was for Land Service only and the first
batch of 76,000 was produced at ROF Fazakerley, early rifles were produced
on No 5 action bodies while later ones used the No 4 body. Fazakerley
rifles have an A prefix to the serial number, however, they have been
noted with components marked M/47C the code for BSA Shirley.
There were two action styles, one is very similar to the
No5 & the second based on a standard No4 Action both may or may not
have the original .303 ejector threaded
Whilst BSA designed and manufactured the No.8 rifle at
the Shirley factory on the outskirts of Birmingham, a significant number,
This version is the rarer NZ Contract & is based on the No5 style of action which has not been machined for the .303 ejector screw
The rear sight is correct and has the "H" setting when used with the Land Scape Targets.
Fitted with a "Long Butt" which is 1/2" Longer Than Standard
Matching serial numbers on the Bolt, Action & Fore-end.
The original rubber butt pad is still in very good condition