Thanks to Mark for supplying these pics of his beautiful pre-WW1 model
27, with figured stock, which he reports is 109cm long and has a rifled 4.5mm
It appears to have a thumbwheel adjustable rear sight taken from a later
mod 37 (see the list in the Resources section), which is basically a copy
of a BSA Improved mod D rear sight.
In fact this rifle looks very like the mod 37 - a break barrel apparently
produced soon after production re-started after WW1. It has the BSA-style
twin screw trigger guard securing method and the earlier pattern rounded/curved
trigger block - which seems to have been phased out soon after WW1 in favour
of the straight or curved-but-flat-sided trigger blocks seen on the later
buttstock mods 27/27E.
But the thing that gives away its identity as a pre-WW1 mod 27 is the
hexagonal-to-round barrel and MG/R stamp on the breech, which I believe
are common to the earlier rifles but not the post-WW1 production.
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