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Richierich16

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BSA Monarch Delux Heavy Barrel
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:14:28 AM »

Hi Guys

Thought id ask the greater mass about a rifle ive had a for a year or 2 and see if we can shed some light on it.

Its a BSA Monarch Delux  in .243cal. The barrel is a heavy barrel and has BSA stamps on it so as far is i can tell its a factory barrel. I cant find any info on heavy barrel or target BSA rifles, all i've heard is that the NZ army snipers had HB BSA rifles in .308cal during the Korean war but thats just pub talk so far.

Anyone got any experience/knowledge on this oddball?

Rich
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Re: BSA Monarch Delux Heavy Barrel
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 06:55:30 AM »

Never seen a HB BSA rifle, the ones I have owned or seen have been sporter profile. That doesn’t mean they didn’t make any though. You may get more info if you joined the stalking directory forum and asked there
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Re: BSA Monarch Delux Heavy Barrel
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 11:30:53 AM »

Contact Mark or John Knibbs, they'll be able to supply factory details from your serial number and be able to confirm if it was manufactured with a heavy barrel or that had been a later swap. It is quite possible the barrel was replaced after original manufacture with a heavy barrel rather than the standard one. Another possibility is that it was a special or small batch they produced. As John Knibbs possesses all the factory records he will be able to find such details for you.
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