I am interested in obtaining a BSA Standard in good working condion, at present I have not set a budget but am waiting to see what is available and at what asking price, can negotiate later. Does anyone have one of these available.
Which part of the rear sight do you require if it's just the Adjuster wheel and the Blade you will get these from John Knibbs if you ring them up..I would not E mail them you get quicker service from a phone call.. You should want or need the small wheel and the rear sight blade with the cut out for the wheel on the bottom of the blade....If not I would look around for an original body ..this is the same as the Early BSA's and early mark's of the Lincoln...
Thanks for that, I take delivery of this gun mid week and have been told the rear sight blade and wheel are missing. I have a piston kit coming from Chambers for it, would also like to replace the spring if it is weak or distorted so will look out for one of those to as I would like to put into its proper working order.
You will find that John Knibbs will have Springs for these as well ..I do now have a preference for John Knibbs Leather Washers over the one's from Chambers ..I find Knibbs one's are easier to fit...And they closely resemble the Original BSA Items..I always fit my washers dry..To a slight friction fit..Then add Neatsfoot oil down the Barrel to swell the Washer..
Thanks for the info, I usually fit mine dry and rub some oil on then as I put the piston back into the cylinder than leave the gun on end with 2 or 3 drops of oil down the barrel. Have been using Chambers up to now as was not aware of John Knibbs until recently.