888. Australian Marked BSA Martini Cadet Falling Block Rifle

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serial #18469/43735, .310 Cadet, 25" barrel with an excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 80-85% original blue with some silvering at muzzle, some light freckling on barrel and frame and scattered flaking to brown. The walnut stock rates very good with an older added oil finish, a crisp Victoria Australian cartouche, a 1" chip on right side of forend below rear sight, a few moderate abrasions, scattered dings and handling marks. The right side of the butt is dated "6/11", the right rear of the barrel and front right of frame are numbered "43735" while the bottom right of frame, top rear of frame and right of butt are numbered "18469". A very fine example of these interesting Aussie training rifles. (208737-545) {C&R} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection] (500/700) SOLD FOR $460.00

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