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BSA Prefix Codes for Airguns and Rim fire Rifles

Prefix Letters

Model Details

Date Of Production

A

No.1 Light Pattern Standard .177

1936 – 1939

A

Cadet .177

1945 – 1946

A

Buccaneer Rifle .177

1977

AA

Buccaneer Rifle .177

1977 – 1983

AAR

Supersport Rifle .25

1997 –

AAS

Spitfire .25

1999 – 2005

AN

240 Magnum Pistol .22

1994 – 2001

AP

240 Magnum Pistol .177

1994 – 2001

APH

Superstar .25

1991 – 2001

AR

Supersport Rifle .177

1997 –

AS

Spitfire Pre-charge .177

1999 – 2005

AWC

Mercury 635 Magnum .25

1985 – 1987

AWR

Airsporter Stutzen .25

1992 – 2001

AZR

Airsporter RB2 .22

 

 

B

Breakdown Pattern .177

1932 – 1939

B

Cadet .177

1946 – 1947

BA

Cadet .177

1947 – 1951

BC

Cadet .177

1951 – 1962

 

 

 

C

Standard Club No.4 .177

1936 – 1939

C

Cadet Major .177

1947 – 1949

C

Piled Arms Centenary 1982 .177 & .22

1982

CA

Cadet Major .177

1949 – 1955

CC

Cadet Major .177

1955 – 1962

CS

BSA Standard Club .177 and No.4 Club

1930 – 1936

 

 

 

D

Buccaneer .22

1977 – 1983

DA

Buccaneer .22

1977 – 1983

DM22

Dynamax .22

2009 – 2011

DM77

Dynamax .177

2009 – 2011

DN

SuperTEN .177 & SuperTEN Bull Barrel .177

1996 – 2008

DN

SuperTen Sporter .177 & Bull Barrel .177

1996- 2008

DP

SuperTen .22 & SuperTen Bull Barrel .22

1996 – 2008

DR

Spitfire .22

1999 – 2005

DS

Supersport .22

1986

DS

Lightning & Lightning XL

 

 

 

 

E

Club .177

1948 – 1950

EA

Airsporter/Club .177

1950 – 1954

EB

Airsporter MK I .177

1955 – 1957

EC

Airsporter MK I .177

1956 – 1962

ED

Airsporter MK I/MK II .177

1959

EE

Airsporter MK II .177

1959 – 1965

EF

Airsporter MK III .177

1966 – 1968

EG

Airsporter MK III/IV .177

1968 – 1969

EK

Airsporter MK IV .177

1969 – 1971

EL

Airsporter MK V .177

1971 – 1974

EM

Airsporter MK VI .177

1974 – 1979

EN

Airsporter MK VI .177

1979 – 1983

EP

Airsporter ‘S’ MK I .177

1979 – 1983

ER

Airsporter ‘S’ MK II .177

1983 – 1985

ES

Airsporter ‘S’ MK III .177

1985 – 1986

ET

Airsporter Stutzen & Carbine .177

1985 – 1986

 

 

 

F

Martini International MKI Light Pattern

1950 – 1954

FB

Martini International MK I Left Hand

1953 – 1959

FC

Martini International MK II Heavy Barrel

1954 – 1957

FD

Martini International MK II Light Pattern Left Hand

1954 – 1959

FG

Martini International MK IV & ISU Right Hand Light

1969 – 1973

FG

Martini International MK 5 Heavy Barrel

1973 – 1981

FH

Martini International MK 5 ISU Heavy Barrel Left Hand

1971 – 1981

 

 

 

G

Airsporter MK I .22

1948 – 1954

GA

Airsporter MK I .22

1954 – 1958

GB

Airsporter MK I .22

1956 – 1958

GC

Airsporter MK I & Transitional to MK II.22

1958 – 1959

GD

Airsporter MK II .22

1959 – 1965

GE

Airsporter MK II .22

1965 – 1967

GF

Airsporter MK II .22

1967 – 1968

GG

Airsporter MK III .22

1968 – 1969

GI

Airsporter MK IV .22

1969 – 1971

GJ

Airsporter MK V .22

1971 – 1974

GK

Airsporter MK VI .22

1974 – 1979

GL

Airsporter MK VI .22

1979 – 1983

GM

Airsporter ‘S’ MK I .22

1979 -1983

GN

Airsporter MK VII .22

1983 – 1986

GP

Airsporter ‘S’ MK II .22

1985 – 1986

GR

Airsporter Stutzen + Carbine .22

1985 – 1986

GS

Goldstar .22

1991 -2004

GT

Goldstar .177

1991 – 2004

 

 

 

H

P17 Military Rifles Sporterized .30’06 Springfield

1949 – 1953

HA

P17 Military Rifles Sporterized .270 Winchester

1949 – 1953

HA

Armatic Self Loading Rifle .22 Rimfire

1966 – 1969

 

 

 

J

Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action .22 Rimfire

1947 – 1950

J

Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action .22 Rimfire

1953 – 1955

JA

Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action

1950 – 1951

JB

Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action

1951 – 1952

JC

Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action

1952

JD

Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action

1952 – 1955

 

 

 

K

Merlin MK I .177 Junior Air Rifle

1962 – 1964

K

Sportsman Five .22 Rimfire Rifle

1948 – 1953

 

 

 

KA

Merlin Junior Air Rifle .177 MK II

1964 – 1968

KA

Sportsman Five .22 Rimfire Rifle

1950 – 1952

KB

Sportsman Five Rimfire Rifle

1951

KC

Sportsman Five Rimfire Rifle

1951 – 1952

KD

Sportsman Five Rimfire Rifle

1951 – 1955

 

 

 

L

Light Pattern Standard Air Rifle .177

1919 – 1936

L

Merlin Junior Air Rifle .22 MK I

1962 – 1964

L

Sportsman Ten .22 Rimfire Rifle

1949 – 1950

LA

Merlin Junior Air Rifle .22 MK II

1964 – 1968

LA

Sportsman Fifteen Rimfire Rifle

1950 – 1954

LB

Sportsman Fifteen Rimfire Rifle

1951

LC

Sportsman Fifteen Rimfire Rifle

1951

LD

Sportsman Fifteen Rimfire Rifle

1951

LE

Sportsman Fifteen Rimfire Rifle

1951 – 1955

LE

R-10 MK2 Anniversary Ltd Edition .177 & 22 (150 made)

2011 – 2012

LS22

Lonestar .22

2008 – 2011

LS25

Lonestar .25

2008 – 2011

LS77

Lonestar .177

2008 – 2011

 

 

 

M

Cadet Major .177

1947 – 1948

M

P.14 Military Rifles Sporterized .303 Calibre

1949 – 1953

 

 

 

N

Meteor MK I .177

1959 – 1962

NA

Meteor MK II .177

1962 – 1966

NB

Meteor MK II .177

1962 – 1968

ND

Meteor MK II + Super Mark I .177

1967 – 1969

NE

Meteor MK III + Super Mark II .177

1969 – 1973

NG

Meteor MK IV + Super Mark III .177

1973 – 1979

NH

Meteor MK V + Super Mark IV .177

1979 – 1994

 

 

 

P

Martini Model 12/15

1947 – 1955

P1

Polaris .177 & .22

 

PH

Superstar .177

1990 – 2004

R

Martini Model 13

1932 – 1939

RA

Scorpion Pistol .22

1972 – (Recalled)

RB

Scorpion Pistol .22

1972 – 1994

RH

Superstar .22

1990 – 2004

R22

R – 10 MK1 .22

 

R77

R – 10 MK1 .177

 

RL22

R – 10 MK1 .22 Left Hand

 

RL77

R – 10 MK1 177 Left Hand

 

R225000 +

R – 10 MK2 .22 (Seial No. 5000 Upwards)

 

R775000 +

R – 10 MK2 .177 (Seial No. 5000 Upwards)

 

RL225000 +

R – 10 MK2 .22 Left Hand (Seial No. 5000 Upwards)

 

RL775000 +

R – 10 MK2 .177 Left Hand (Seial No. 5000 Upwards)

 

 

 

 

S

BSA Imporved Mod D with Double Intercepting Safety Sear Patt 30338/10 .177 & .22 Standard, Ligh, Junior + Juvenile

1911 – 1917

S

BSA Standard No 2 Air Rifle .22

1919 – 1936

S

Supersport & Lightning & XL’s Air Rifle GAMO made version

 

S

Ralock Self Loading Sporting Rifle .22 Short Rifle Cartridge

1947 – 1951

S

Supersport Five Bolt Action Rifle .22 Long Rifle Cartridge

1955

SA

Supersport Five Bolt Action Rifle .22 Long Rifle Cartridge

1955 – 1958

SB

Supersport Five Bolt Action Rifle .22 Long Rifle Cartridge

1955 – 1966

SC

Supersport Five Bolt Action Rifle .22 Long Rifle Cartridge

1966 – 1967

SE22

Scorpion SE.22

2011 –

SE77

Scorpion SE.177

2011 –

SS

Scorpion Single Shot .177 & .22

 

ST

Scorpion T10 .177 & .22

 

 

 

 

T

BSA Standard No2 Air Rifle .22

1936 – 1939

T

Ralock Self Loading Sporting Rifle .22 Long Rifle

1949 – 1951

T

Meteor Air Rifle MK I .22

1959 – 1962

T

Surfix Letter On BSA Super Sport Five Sporting Rifle Designating Tangent Rearsight

1957 – 1962

TA

Meteor MK II .22

1962 – 1966

TB

Meteor MK II .22

1966 – 1968

TD

Meteor MK II (Super Mk) .22

1967 – 1969

TE

Meteor MK III .22 & Meteor MK III (Super MK II .22)

1969 – 1973

TG

Meteor MK IV .22 & Meteor MKIV (Super MK III .22)

1974 – 1978

TH

Meteor MK V .22 & Meteor MKV (Super MK IV .22)

1979- 1993

 

 

 

U

Martini International MK I Right Hand

1950 – 1953

UA

Martini International MK I Left Hand

1952

UB

Martini International MK I Right Hand (Improved Injection) & Left Hand

1953

UC

Martini International MK I Light Weight Right Hand

1953

UD

Martini International MK I + MK II Mixed

1953 – 1960

UE

Martini International MK I + MK II Mixed

1953 – 1960

UF

Martini International MK II

1960 – 1968

UG

Martini International MK II

1961 – 1968

UM

Ultra Multi Shot .177 & .22

 

US

Ultra Single Shot .177 & .22

 

 

 

 

V

Century Bolt Action Target Rifle

1955 – 1961

 

 

 

W

12 Gauge ‘Regent Model’ Shotgun made only for RAF

1940 – 1945

W

Mercury Air Rifle MK I .177

1971 – 1973

W

Cadet Air Rifle .177

1949 – 1950

WA

Mercury Air Rifle MK I .177

1973 – 1974

WB

Mercury Air Rifle MK II .177

1974 – 1978

WC

Mercury Air Rifle MK III .177

1978 – 1985

WE

Meteor MK6 .22

 

WE

Comet .177 & .22

 

WH

Mercury ‘S’ Air Rifle

1980 – 1985

WR

Airsporter RB2 .177 & .22

1992 – 2001

WT

Airsporter Stutzen RB2 .177

1992 – 2000

 

 

 

Y

Cadet Major Air Rifle .177

1949

YA

Single Twelve Shotgun 2 & 3/4″ Chamber X 30″ Barrels

1950 – 1962

YB

Single Twelve Shotgun 3″ X 30″

1950 – 1962

YC

Single Twelve Shotgun 3″ X 32″

1950 – 1962

YD

Snipe Shotgun 2 3/4″

1962 – 1973

YE

Snipe Shotgun 3″

1962 – 1973

 

 

 

Z

Mercury MK I .22

1971 – 1973

ZA

Mercury MK II .22

1973 – 1974

ZB

Mercury MK II .22

1974 – 1978

ZC

Mercury MK III .22

1978 – 1985

ZD

Mercury Challenger .22

1985 – 1986

ZE

Meteor MK 6 .177

1993 – Present

ZH

Mercury ‘S’ .22

1980 – 1985

ZR

Airsporter RB2 .22 & .177

1992 – 2000

ZT

Airsporter RB2 Stutzen .22

1992 – 2000

 

 

 

0

Parke-Hale Striker .177 (same as Supersport Air Rifle)

 

0

Supersport & XL .25

 

1A

Firebird Pre Charged .177

2001 – 2005

1B

Techstar .177

2004 – 2007

2A

Firebird Pre Charged .22

2001 – 2005

2A

Lonestar .25

2009

2B

Techstar .22

2004 – 2007

3A

Ultra Multi Shot .177

 

3B

Sportsman HV .177

2009

4A

Ultra Multi Shot .22

 

4B

Sportsman HV .22

2009

5A

Scorpion T10 .177 & T10 Bull Barrel .177

 

5B

Ultra Single Shot .177

 

6A

Scorpion T10 .22 & T10 Bull Barrel .22

 

6B

Ultra Single Shot .22

 

7 –

Parke – Hale Striker .22 (same as Supersport Air Rifle)

 

7B

Scorpion Single Shot .177

 

8B

Scorpion Single Shot .22

BSA Prefix Codes for Centrefire Rifles

Prefix Letters Calibre Model Details Date Of Production
1A + 1B .22 HornetHunter Short Action 1954 – 1958
1C + C1 Regent 1958 – 1964
2A + 2B .222 Remington Hunter S.A. 1954 – 1956
2D + C2D Regent Featherweight 1956 – 1963
2J Majestic 1963 – 1966
2L Monarch 1st Pat 1966 – 1968
2M Monarch 1st Pat Heavy Barrel 1965 – 1970
2P Monarch 2nd Pat Heavy Barrel 1970 – 1973
2R CF2 1973 – 1986
3B .308 Winchester Hunter M.A Viscount 1956 – 1958
3D Featherweight Majestic 1957 – 1963
3F Majestic 1959 – 1966
3L Monarch 1st Pat 1966 – 1970
3M Monarch 1st Pat 1967 – 1971
3P Monarch 2nd Pat 1970 – 1972
3R CF2 1973 – 1986
4B .257 Roberts Hunter L.A. 1956
5B 7×57 Mauser Hunter M.A Viscount 1955 – 1962
5R CF2 1973 – 1986
6B 300 Savage Hunter M.A. Viscount Featherweight 1955 – 1965
7B .30 .’60 Springfield Hunter L.A. Imperial 1956 – 1964
7D Imperial Featherweight 1957 – 1959
7E Majestic 1965 – 1971
7G Majestic 1960 – 1966
7L Monarch 1st Pat 1966 – 1971
7M Monarch 2nd Pat 1968 – 1972
7R CF2 1972 – 1986
8B .270 Winchester Imperial Featherweight 1957 – 1964
8D Majestic 1960 – 1966
8E Majestic 1963 – 1970
8L Monarch 1st Pat 1966 -1969
8M Monarch 1st Pat 1969 – 1970
8P Monarch 1st+ 2nd Pat Featherweight 1969 – 1974
8R CF2 1972 – 1974
9C .458 Winchester Emperor 1958 – 1965
10B .375 H&H.B.R.N.E Imperial Unknown
11A .243 Winchester Hunter/Viscount 1958 – 1966
11B Hunter/Viscount 1957 – 1970
11D Majestic 1959 – 1966
11E Majestic 1960 – 1970
11L Monarch 1st Pat 1967 – 1968
11M Monarch 1st Pat 1967 – 1970
11P Monarch 2nd Pat 1970 – 1974
11R CF2 1973 – 1986
12N 7mm Rem Mag Monarch 1st Pat 1968 – 1970
12P Monarch 2nd Pat 1970 – 1972
12R CF2 1973 – 1985
13P .300 Winchester Monarch 2nd Pat 1970 -1973
14P Magnum
14R CF2 1978 – 1986
15P .22 .250 Monarch 2nd Pat 1971 – 1973
15R CF2 1973 – 1986
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