I picked it up last week. I was going by photos and a descripsionMay 18 2017 at 4:50 PM
|John Thomas in Spokane (Login jcl08)|
Response to Nice rifle...better story!
my brother had texted me from the gun shop that had it. Based on the WB serial # it's a MK2 variation.
Pros-Overall it's as described, The finish (factory paint) IMO is probably in the 96%-98% range, and the wood condition & finish is 98%-99%. The bore is good, and it cocks easily and shoots hard. The size/bulk and weight aren't bad.
Cons-The breech seal is dry rotted so I've only fired a few shots. The sights are factory, but the rear one is missing the elevation adjustment knob and spring, and the right forearm screw has ben replaced with a button head Allen screw.
I'll try to get some pics, but every time I go to get the camera lately someone else seems to be using it.
Where's the best place to find a breech seal, and are how hard are the sight parts to find, I've tried Numrich and JG already. Or what would be a good springer rated scope and mounts. I'd want one that's decent quality, fairly easy to find, inexpensive, and approx. to the period of the rifle (1974-1978 I believe).
I'll keep an eye out for a 27 also.
BSA bits - MDriskill on May 19, 2017, 12:54 PM
Mercury seals - evert on May 20, 2017, 8:55 AM