With thanks to Trevor M for permission to use these pics. He says of this spectacular rifle:
"BSA Standard No.2 Air Rifle
Standard pattern. 1 hole trigger block. Complete and amazingly good condition - 98% metal and stock.
Cast trigger guard with adjusting screw. Full pistol grip 14 1/4” stock with hand cut checkering. Wooden butt plug with flat spring and two small screws. Clear etching on cylinder THE BSA STANDARD, AIR RIFLE .22 BORE, (with piled arms trademark between text) THE BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS CO. LTD., SOLE MAKER.
Number 21b aperture sight with 3 apertures fitted on wood above pistol grip. Normal rearsight has original flat spring and marked - RD460163.
Late pattern breech plug with small peg and locating index plunger. Side button release lever but not marked (Patent 25783/10). Very wide shaped smooth trigger. Double safety intercepting sear model marked PAT.30338/10 above serial number on left side of trigger block. Piled arms trademark and 2 LOAD behind rearsight. Tap plate marked PATENT 8246/06. Underlever marked BSA PATENTS 8761-04, 25783789, RD 479972. Stamped RD 479972 under the barrel and number 829T which corresponds with the number on the end of the loading tap.
One of the early etched giant standard models.
A new pair of mainsprings and new piston washer set fitted which replaced what appeared to be the original 1914 items.
Very smooth, powerful and accurate producing consistently around 598fps with RWS Superdome pellets. Full history of three owners since new recorded.
Made Jan-July 1914 and despatched Jan 1914-March 1915."
A comparison of this rifle with the BSA Juvenile (sn S65724 in .177 calibre, 1912). Both models are double safety sear models.