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Offline landymick

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BSF 55 MK11
« on: March 13, 2017, 03:11:53 PM »
The BSF range are relatively rare compared to the other makes but the MK11 still eludes me ,did they ever get released here in the UK ?

The MK11 55 is more like the HW85 than the Bavarian 55 with its solid cocking lever & side mounted stock screws any one got one.It was also sold as a Marksman in the US.

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Re: BSF 55 MK11
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 06:19:41 PM »
I seem to recall I may have had a BSF break barrel back when I first got into airguns (mid to late '70's), but didn't realise what it was at the time.

Searching the internet for pics some 45-48 years later, makes me believe it may have been a Model 55, but I could well be very much mistaken.

The most vivid recollection I have was taking the stock into school to refurbish during woodwork class. I sanded it down, and refinished it with linseed oil, as that was all there was in my 'ol man's garage cupboard back then, and pocket money didn't get spent on anything other than Marksman pellets, so linseed oil it was!! ;D ;D

I have no idea what happened to it, I probably swapped it for summat else with a school friend, as airguns used to get exchanged/bought/sold/swapped on a regular basis back then.........I was like the schoolboy equivalent of the local arms dealer!!! hehe.


If it actually was a BSF, it's the only one I can ever vaguely recall seeing, and have never seen another one (any model) for sale in any gunshop locally, only on internet sites and forums.

I'd love to actually see and handle one, just out of interest, as I've read the quality isn't quite up to Weihrauch standards, but not far behind, but it's still above British made rifles of the same era apparently.


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Re: BSF 55 MK11
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 01:09:53 PM »
Ironicaly, BSF were bought out by Weihrauch and the BSF cylinder was used in the production of the HW85 IIRC. ( raised scope rail )
From what I can remember, they were quite a powerful rifle but produced a fair amount of recoil. Never seen one in the flesh. 

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Re: BSF 55 MK11
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 02:52:41 PM »
The break barrel adult rifles were all based on the same action with just the length of barrel & different stocks that separated the models.

The 55 was a carbine with several stock options, i used to have a Bavaria 55 Deluxe now I have the S60 which has a plain Beech stock which is similar to the HW35s.

They are full power rifles with a massive spring ,I wouldn't call them sweet to shoot but enjoyable nether the less.

These models had the 2 piece cocking link & familiar raised scope rail, the MK11 did away with that using a single solid lever same as the HW85.

The S80 was the last of the BSF line of rifles with the old set up which is also a rare beast.

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Re: BSF 55 MK11
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 08:55:39 PM »
I Have 2  Wischo 55  Same as BSF 55, 1 in .177 a Deluxe w/Round Pistol grip Checkerd. and 1 Standard .22 w/no Checkering w/cut in fore Stock both sides for Grip. Both have Atriculated Cocking Leaver w/ Very short slice in fore Stock for Cocking Leaver travel. Small Gun but little Power House w/Carbine Barrel. .22 Great for Gray's, .177 too Fast, Pisses through Grays for Runners w/body Shot's. Spring fit's Webley Vulcan.....Franky

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Re: BSF 55 MK11
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 07:56:23 PM »
Good rifles Franky,keep hold of these they are fairly hard to get even in your neck of the woods I believe.

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Re: BSF 55 MK11
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2017, 10:45:49 AM »
Ive a few models of BSF in my collection but have never heard of a Model 55 MARK TWO. BASICALLY - There was the 55 Std and the 55 Deluxe (with just an upgraded stock). Then there was the '60 which was  a 55 with a longer barrel. Then the '70 which was a '60 in a better stock. The smaller versions were the smaller 50 and 35. The rare 65 and the underlever 54 which is built like a brick out house.
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Re: BSF 55 MK11
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2017, 07:53:09 PM »
Part 2 BSF S70 ..... Took a while but here's Part 2 .....Franky

http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/?s=BSF+S70+Part+2&btnGo=


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Re: BSF 55 MK11
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2017, 11:26:36 PM »
Hi lads

A friend of mine was selling a BSF B55 and I knew a chap on the BBS that was after one so I bought it from my mate and sent it down Wales to a chap called David (Welsh Willie's pal), The action wasn't in the best condition but the stock was very nice, I think Will got it reblued and tuned and apparently it turned out sweet!!

It seemed to me to be a very small gun but solidly made  8) 8)





Incidentally, There's an antiques emporium close to me that used to be a snooker hall, A few years ago I spied a seemingly brand new large BSF underlever with a price of 175 on it, I had enough on me to buy it but for some stupid reason, I didn't take it home with me!

The following weekend I decided to go and buy it but of course, Someone else took this beauty home with them  :( :( :(



John  :)