This Mk1 was manufactured by BSA Shirley at a date unknown, as this rifle has very few markings. Its overall condition is very good. Bore is bright and the rifling sharp, metal work finish is very good with 99% finish and matching numbers. Wood work is good with no fractures but does have some noticeable transit marks. The rifle has been gauged, inspected and functioned checked.
Metal work is very good with no damage and blacking is 100%. Receiver markings are limited even for a No4 and consist of model, serial number, proof marks and inspectors stamps. There is no wear to the receiver and the bolt cycles smoothly without any excess movement. The rifle is fitted with a Mk1 rearsight,
The bolt has been gauged for correct headspace and firing pin protrusion. Bolt face is excellent and unmarked, Bolt head is a No1 and together with the bolt body, have the customary proof marks. The bolt has the matching number with the receiver.
The barrel is a five groove model with an good bore. The rifling is sharp, bright and the lead is clearly identifiable. The muzzle is undamaged and the foresight blade is an interference fit with a locking screw and all the metalwork retains its original finish.
The furniture is beech, has its original finish and some typical transit marks. Woodwork is fitted correctly and nothing is loose. King screw is the standard type and the butt is fitted with a brass butt plate, is standard size and has the traditional manufacturers markings.