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BSA Cadet Commonwealth Of Australia

tezzza
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Joined: October 8th, 2017, 1:10 am

October 8th, 2017, 1:20 am #1

I have a BSA Cadet .310 issued by the Commonwealth of Australia Victoria which I have had for some years I was notified by the police that they had a barrel with my registration number on it which was handed in during the amnesty the serial numbers match those that are on the gun and so I have two barrels with the same registration.
Were these guns issued with two barrels and why??????? anyone got any clues
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Fred.britishmilitariaforums
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Fred.britishmilitariaforums
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Joined: July 3rd, 2008, 7:22 pm

October 9th, 2017, 1:23 pm #2

Check the year stamp. Many manufacturers only used a four digit number on guns that they produced tens of thousands of.  The police d not seem to be aware that the date stamp can be significant.
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joelblack88
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joelblack88
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Joined: February 1st, 2006, 3:21 am

October 9th, 2017, 8:34 pm #3

Don't even mention that Fred. That was the reason for all those ugly "Smutts" numbers stamped on many firearms coming out of Africa.
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tezzza
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October 9th, 2017, 11:04 pm #4

ok  serial is 5 digits then under the barrel near the screw there are also 5 marks like hall marks along the top of the barrel is made by Birmingham Small Arms along the sights are two rows of pattern numbers top ending in 5 bottom ending in 10 on top near the breach is 310 12--120 no date stamp the only place I see a date stamp is on the butt 7/11 along with the Commonwealth stamp with Victoria in the middle and the serial number underneath
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tezzza
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October 9th, 2017, 11:05 pm #5

Both barrels have the same markings and are identical
BSA martini Com Au Vic.jpg
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