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Leave it up to the British to come up with a real oddball. This is a BSA Ralock., a .22LR, semi-auto manufactured from ‘49 to ‘51.
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It had a 10 round tubular magazine in the buttstock.
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It fires from an open bolt. You pull down on the trigger guard to cock it.
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You can lift the lever at the front of the receiver to pull the barrel off. It’s a good thing that the barrel is easy to remove since the only way to see if it’s unloaded is to pull the barrel off.
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You may have noticed that this thing doesn’t have an ejection port. The shells eject down into a compartment in front of the trigger guard. You pull the trigger guard down to dump them out. I guess they didn’t want brass being ejected and littering the King’s forest with empty shells!!
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Yep, the pictures go away after a while. Here they are.
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That is COOL -- very unique ...
 

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During the Civil War the Union forces used a rifle similar to that. The Spencer loaded thru the buttstock and used the lever to operate. In .56 caliber it must have been fun. I had never heard of that BSA rifle.
 
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