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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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