A SCARCE BOXED .177 UNDER-LEVER LIMITED EDITION AIR-RIFLE, MODEL 'PILED ARMS CENTENARY 1 of 1000', serial no. C0764,
one of one thousand rifles made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BSA 'Piled Arms' trademark in 1982, with blued 19 1/2in. barrel, ramp fore-sight fitted with tunnel protector, micro-adjustable rear-sight, tap-action loading, the air-chamber marked 'BSA PILED ARMS CENTENARY ONE OF ONE THOUSAND', special edition chequered walnut three-quarter stock with raised comb and cheek-piece, pistol-grip capped with special 'BSA Piled Arms' cover, ventilated rubber recoil pad, rosewood schnabel fore-end tip, complete its original issue boxed 'BSA' 4x40 telescopic sight and mounts (currently fitted on rifle), its original limited edition certificate and papers, pellet sample and target holder, the whole contained within the original makers card carton, the whole appearing little used (original vinyl gunbag missing, oil bottle smashed)
Provenance: These Centenary Airsporters are hard to find in .177. Despite BSA's intentions of producing 500 rifles in each .177 & .22, the .177 version proved a hard sell and many were rebarrelled to .22 meaning that only around 20-25% of production was actually ever sold in .177
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