Well this morning received a cheque in the post with the news that the BSA Sporting rifle that was retailed by Wm Powell & Son has been sold:-
This one.. Seems it fetched a reasonable price too. I hope the new owner gets as much pleasure out of owning and using it as I did over the years. Even though I paid a lot for it at the time at £325 due to them being very scare. In fact it took me over a year to find one but this was before the Classic shooting movement took off and when that happened it drew these old rifles out of their hiding places. In fact at one Bisley show I saw one whose serial number was only 50 places off mine..
I did not make a loss on it even after commission so that's a bonus.
I fervently hope the new owner does not butcher it by fitting a scope but alas that is now out of my hands.