Serial No A16559
Matching Serial Numbers & in Very Good Condition
Our research has identified two action styles, one is very similar to
the No5 & the second based on a standard No4 Action.
Both of these actions can be found with & wthout the threaded hole
for the .303 Ejector screw
This 1951 dated example is based on the No4 style of action
which has not been drilled for the .303 Ejector Screw.
The other two screws on the side of the action are for mounting the Parker
- Hale Model 5D Aperature Rear Sight
that was designed specifically for the No8 Rifle
The rear sight is correct and has the "H" setting when used
with the Land Scape Targets.
Whilst BSA designed and manufactured the No.8 rifle at the Shirley factory
on the outskirts of Birmingham, a significant number,
probably the greater, of rifles were produced at Fazakerley, the Royal
Ordnance Factory in Lancashire.
Matching serial numbers on the Bolt, Action, Barrel & Fore-end
The original rubber butt pad is still in very good condition
This a Genuine No8 built in 1951 that is 100% Correct