This lovely straight-hand stocked Improved mod D, in .22 cal, was once the property of the famous US collector Myron Kasok, whose collection was sold off in 2003 after his death. At that time it had a later pattern stock but has since been paired with an age-appropriate replacement. Apparently the rifle went from the UK to the US and then to New Zealand via Australia!
With gratitude, as ever, to Trevor Morris for permission to use these excellent pics.
The blurb Trevor uses on his Flickr site is:
1912 BSA Improved Model D Sporting Pattern sn 50414
45 1/2" .22 calibre BSA Improved Model D Sporting pattern with 14 1/4" straight grip walnut stock and steel butt plate. Late pattern breech plug with small locating index plunger and spring. Side button lever release stamped Pat 25783/10. Rearsight stamped RD460143. Retaining plate stamped PATENT 8246-06 and PATD 3/4/06 under the cocking lever. Under the barrel is stamped RD479972 and closer to the breech end the number 795 which corresponds with the number on the end of the loading tap.
Made: March - September 1912, despatch period April - September 1912
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