We found this example of the BSA 12/15 in a gunshop and, although it had been privately owned, it proved ideal to illustrate avid Parish 's points about the club 12/15. If there is a nick or burr at the muzzle or any cord wear from a pull-through, then this must be seen to by somebody who knows what they are doing.It was basically in good condition, but required a few detail points of attention as outlined in the article. If there is any wear at the muzzle it should be shortened and recrowned.Whilst perhaps a rather tedious process, it did at least offer a safer, easier and more reliable way of adjusting pull-off. It then went on, "Add to these the remarkably long life of the weapon, the low prices--with open sights five pounds, or on Easy Payment Terms 12 monthly instalments of 9/4d.... 15 had an action body with the rearsight mounted directly on a dovetail cut in the rear of the body, a pistol grip stock and a long forend. Most only need the stock bolt tightening - a loose butt is not at all helpful to accurate shooting.It can be seen that, on its introduction circa 1935, the standard rifle was priced at £7-17s-6d, and thirty shillings more, at £9-7s-6d, with the Centurion barrel supposedly guaranteeing 1½ inch groups ( but it is not noted at which range! By 1940, these prices had risen to £8-12s-6d and £11-0s-0d repectively. or a Vickers, whilst the "Club Gun" was a Martini; converted from full-bore. That's enough, and unless compared to the average wage, prices don't mean very much. Parker-Hale also would fit a new lever, pistol grip stock and if required, the long forend to the B. With the mechanism cocked you can check the trigger sear engagement Make sure it hasn 't been stoned almost out of existence and, above all, check that the firing pin does not fall when the action Is closed sharply.- Generally speaking, the advice given is as good today as it was then. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at how good it looks.However, with the current use of these rifles in historic competition, some of the alterations would be ill-advised in the light of year 2001 rulesand in the interest of maintaining the originality of what have become classiccollector's pieces. Then look at the muzzle under a strong magnifying glass. See if you can observe any damage to the barrel inside for an inch or so back.
This particular ammunition block is the second pattern, the "QL2", and affixes, without gunsmithing, to the action securing pin.
By DAVID PARISH CALLED many things, some not very complimentary, the club rifle is generally referred to as the "Club Gun". The average firearms dealer may not be skilled enough to do this but should know of somebody who The firing pin and spring mechanism as viewed from the underside of the breech block.
The internal mechanism is removed by unscrewing from the rear.
For many years, the minimum trigger weight permitted by the rules of the Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs, was 3 lbs. However the biggest failing of those that I have observed is neglect. Very nice for carrying the rifle over your shoulder but not much good for anything else.
This was mainly because any attempt to lower the trigger weight of a Martini action below certain limits resulted in an unsafe firearm that could be unintentionally fired by only a minor jolt. "Inner cleanliness comes first", so a well known advertisement says; so when was the last time your club rifles were cleaned, with solvent and if necessary a bronze brush? The Martini action is very easy to clean, and also gets very dirty in areas where we don't want dirt. Is there anything that can be removed from the rifle before we add anything to it? Take it off and hide it where nobody is likely to find it in a hurry.(Not in 21st.
On a bolt action rifle rod wear in the lead and on the edge of the chamber can occur if a rod guide is not used.