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BSA Air Rifle Lookup

Use this list to find your BSA Prefix Codes for Airguns and Rimfire Rifles.

  • Prefix Letters
  • Model Details
  • Date Of Production
  • A
  • No. 1 Light Pattern Standard .177

  • 1935 - 1939

  • A
  • Cadet .177

  • 1945 - 1946

  • A
  • Buccaneer Rifle .177

  • 1977

  • AA
  • Buccaneer Rifle .177

  • 1977-1983

  • AAR
  • Supersport Rifle .25

  • 1977-

  • AAS
  • Spitfire .25

  • 1999 - 2005

  • AN
  • 240 Magnum Pistol .22

  • 1994 – 2001

  • AP
  • 240 Magnum Pistol .177

  • 1994 – 2001

  • APH
  • Superstar .25

  • 1991– 2001

  • AR
  • Supersport Rifle .177

  • 1997–

  • AS
  • Spitfire Pre-charge .177

  • 1999–2005

  • AWC
  • Mercury 635 Magnum .25

  • 1985–1987

  • AWR
  • Airsporter Stutzen .25

  • 1992-2001

  • AZR
  • Airsporter RB2 .22


  • B
  • Breakdown Pattern .177

  • 1932 - 1939

  • B
  • Cadet .177

  • 1946 - 1947

  • BA
  • Cadet .177

  • 1947 - 1951

  • BC
  • Cadet .177

  • 1951 - 1962


  • C
  • Standard Club No.4 .177

  • 1936 - 1939

  • C
  • Cadet Major .177

  • 1947 - 1949

  • C
  • Piled Arms Centenary 1982 .177 & .22

  • 1982

  • CA
  • Cadet Major .177

  • 1949 - 1955

  • CC
  • Cadet Major .177

  • 1955 - 1962

  • CS
  • BSA Standard Club .177 and No.4 Club

  • 1930 - 1936


  • D
  • Buccaneer .22

  • 1977 - 1983

  • D
  • Buccaneer .22

  • 1977 - 1983

  • DA
  • Buccaneer .22

  • 1977 - 1983

  • DM22
  • Dynamax .22

  • 2009 - 2011

  • DM77
  • Dynamax .177

  • 2009 - 2011

  • DN
  • SuperTEN .177 & SuperTEN Bull Barrel .177

  • 1996 - 2008

  • DN
  • SuperTen Sporter .177 & Bull Barrel .177

  • 1996- 2008

  • DP
  • SuperTen .22 & SuperTen Bull Barrel .22

  • 1996 - 2008

  • DR
  • Spitfire .22

  • 1999 - 2005

  • DS
  • Supersport .22

  • 1986

  • DS
  • Lightning & Lightning XL

  • E
  • Club .177

  • 1948 - 1950

  • EA
  • Airsporter/Club .177

  • 1950 - 1954

  • EB
  • Airsporter MK I .177

  • 1955 - 1957

  • EC
  • Airsporter MK I .177

  • 1956 - 1962

  • ED
  • Airsporter MK I/MK II .177

  • 1959

  • EE
  • Airsporter MK II .177

  • 1959 - 1965

  • EF
  • Airsporter MK III .177

  • 1966 - 1968

  • EG
  • Airsporter MK III/IV .177

  • 1968 - 1969

  • EK
  • Airsporter MK IV .177

  • 1969 - 1971

  • EL
  • Airsporter MK V .177

  • 1971 - 1974

  • EM
  • Airsporter MK VI .177

  • 1974 - 1979

  • EN
  • Airsporter MK VI .177

  • 1979 - 1983

  • EP
  • Airsporter 'S' MK I .177

  • 1979 - 1983

  • ER
  • Airsporter 'S' MK II .177

  • 1983 - 1985

  • ES
  • Airsporter 'S' MK III .177

  • 1985 - 1986

  • ET
  • Airsporter Stutzen & Carbine .177

  • 1985 - 1986

  • ET
  • Airsporter Stutzen & Carbine .177

  • 1985 - 1986

  • F
  • Martini International MKI Light Pattern

  • 1950 - 1954

  • FB
  • Martini International MK I Left Hand

  • 1953 - 1959

  • FC
  • Martini International MK II Heavy Barrel

  • 1954 - 1957

  • FD
  • Martini International MK II Light Pattern Left Hand

  • 1954 - 1959

  • FG
  • Martini International MK IV & ISU Right Hand Light

  • 1969 - 1973

  • FG
  • Martini International MK 5 Heavy Barrel

  • 1973 - 1981

  • FH
  • Martini International MK 5 ISU Heavy Barrel Left Hand

  • 1971 - 1981

  • G
  • Airsporter MK I .22

  • 1948 - 1954

  • GA
  • Airsporter MK I .22

  • 1954 - 1958

  • GB
  • Airsporter MK I .22

  • 1956 - 1958

  • GC
  • Airsporter MK I & Transitional to MK II.22

  • 1958 - 1959

  • GD
  • Airsporter MK II .22

  • 1959 - 1965

  • GE
  • Airsporter MK II .22

  • 1965 - 1967

  • GF
  • Airsporter MK II .22

  • 1967 - 1968

  • GG
  • Airsporter MK III .22

  • 1968 - 1969

  • GI
  • Airsporter MK IV .22

  • 1969 - 1971

  • GJ
  • Airsporter MK V .22

  • 1971 - 1974

  • GK
  • Airsporter MK VI .22

  • 1974 - 1979

  • GL
  • Airsporter MK VI .22

  • 1979 - 1983

  • GM
  • Airsporter 'S' MK I .22

  • 1979 -1983

  • GN
  • Airsporter MK VII .22

  • 1983 - 1986

  • GP
  • Airsporter 'S' MK II .22

  • 1985 - 1986

  • GR
  • Airsporter Stutzen + Carbine .22

  • 1985 - 1986

  • GS
  • Goldstar .22

  • 1991 -2004

  • GT
  • Goldstar .177

  • 1991 - 2004

  • H
  • P17 Military Rifles Sporterized .30'06 Springfield

  • 1949 - 1953

  • HA
  • P17 Military Rifles Sporterized .270 Winchester

  • 1949 - 1953

  • HA
  • Armatic Self Loading Rifle .22 Rimfire

  • 1966 - 1969

  • J
  • Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action .22 Rimfire

  • 1947 - 1950

  • J
  • Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action .22 Rimfire

  • 1953 - 1955

  • JA
  • Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action

  • 1950 - 1951

  • JB
  • Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action

  • 1951 - 1952

  • JC
  • Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action

  • 1952

  • JD
  • Sportsman Single Shot Bolt Action

  • 1952 - 1955

  • K
  • Merlin MK I .177 Junior Air Rifle

  • 1962 - 1964

  • K
  • Sportsman Five .22 Rimfire Rifle

  • 1948 - 1953

  • KA
  • Merlin Junior Air Rifle .177 MK II

  • 1964 - 1968

  • KA
  • Sportsman Five .22 Rimfire Rifle

  • 1950 - 1952

  • KB
  • Sportsman Five Rimfire Rifle

  • 1951

  • KC
  • Sportsman Five Rimfire Rifle

  • 1951 - 1952

  • KD
  • Sportsman Five Rimfire Rifle

  • 1951 - 1955

  • L
  • Light Pattern Standard Air Rifle .177

  • 1919 - 1936

  • L
  • Merlin Junior Air Rifle .22 MK I

  • 1962 - 1964

  • L
  • Sportsman Ten .22 Rimfire Rifle

  • 1949 - 1950

  • LA
  • Merlin Junior Air Rifle .22 MK II

  • 1964 - 1968

  • LA
  • Sportsman Fifteen Rimfire Rifle

  • 1950 - 1954

  • LB
  • Sportsman Fifteen Rimfire Rifle

  • 1951

  • LC
  • Sportsman Fifteen Rimfire Rifle

  • 1951

  • LD
  • Sportsman Fifteen Rimfire Rifle

  • 1951

  • LE
  • Sportsman Fifteen Rimfire Rifle

  • 1951 - 1955

  • LE
  • R-10 MK2 Anniversary Ltd Edition .177 & 22 (150 made)

  • 2011 - 2012

  • LS22
  • Lonestar .22

  • 2008 - 2011

  • LS25
  • Lonestar .25

  • 2008 - 2011

  • LS77
  • Lonestar .177

  • 2008 - 2011

  • M
  • Cadet Major .177

  • 1947 - 1948

  • M
  • P.14 Military Rifles Sporterized .303 Calibre

  • 1949 - 1953

  • N
  • Meteor MK I .177

  • 1959 - 1962

  • NA
  • Meteor MK II .177

  • 1962 - 1966

  • NB
  • Meteor MK II .177

  • 1962 - 1968

  • ND
  • Meteor MK II + Super Mark I .177

  • 1967 - 1969

  • NE
  • Meteor MK III + Super Mark II .177

  • 1969 - 1973

  • NG
  • Meteor MK IV + Super Mark III .177

  • 1973 - 1979

  • NH
  • Meteor MK V + Super Mark IV .177

  • 1979 - 1994

  • P
  • Martini Model 12/15

  • 1947 - 1955

  • P1
  • Polaris .177 & .22

  • PH
  • Superstar .177

  • 1990 - 2004

  • R
  • Martini Model 13

  • 1932 - 1939

  • RA
  • Scorpion Pistol .22

  • 1972 - (Recalled)

  • RB
  • Scorpion Pistol .22

  • 1972 - 1994

  • RH
  • Superstar .22

  • 1990 - 2004

  • R22
  • R - 10 MK1 .22

  • R77
  • R - 10 MK1 .177

  • RL22
  • R - 10 MK1 .22 Left Hand

  • RL77
  • R - 10 MK1 177 Left Hand

  • R225000 +
  • R - 10 MK2 .22 (Seial No. 5000 Upwards)

  • R775000 +
  • R - 10 MK2 .177 (Seial No. 5000 Upwards)

  • RL225000 +
  • R - 10 MK2 .22 Left Hand (Seial No. 5000 Upwards)

  • RL775000 +
  • R - 10 MK2 .177 Left Hand (Seial No. 5000 Upwards)

  • S
  • BSA Imporved Mod D with Double Intercepting Safety Sear Patt 30338/10 .177 & .22 Standard, Ligh, Junior + Juvenile

  • 1911 - 1917

  • S
  • BSA Standard No 2 Air Rifle .22

  • 1919 - 1936

  • S
  • Supersport & Lightning & XL's Air Rifle GAMO made version

  • S
  • Ralock Self Loading Sporting Rifle .22 Short Rifle Cartridge

  • 1947 - 1951

  • S
  • Supersport Five Bolt Action Rifle .22 Long Rifle Cartridge

  • 1955

  • SA
  • Supersport Five Bolt Action Rifle .22 Long Rifle Cartridge

  • 1955 - 1958

  • SB
  • Supersport Five Bolt Action Rifle .22 Long Rifle Cartridge

  • 1955 - 1966

  • SC
  • Supersport Five Bolt Action Rifle .22 Long Rifle Cartridge

  • 1966 - 1967

  • SE22
  • Scorpion SE.22

  • 2011 -

  • SE77
  • Scorpion SE.177

  • 2011 -

  • SS
  • Scorpion Single Shot .177 & .22

  • ST
  • Scorpion T10 .177 & .22

  • T
  • BSA Standard No2 Air Rifle .22

  • 1936 - 1939

  • T
  • Ralock Self Loading Sporting Rifle .22 Long Rifle

  • 1949 - 1951

  • T
  • Meteor Air Rifle MK I .22

  • 1959 - 1962

  • T
  • Surfix Letter On BSA Super Sport Five Sporting Rifle Designating Tangent Rearsight

  • 1957 - 1962

  • TA
  • Meteor MK II .22

  • 1962 - 1966

  • TB
  • Meteor MK II .22

  • 1966 - 1968

  • TD
  • Meteor MK II (Super Mk) .22

  • 1967 - 1969

  • TE
  • Meteor MK III .22 & Meteor MK III (Super MK II .22)

  • 1969 - 1973

  • TG
  • Meteor MK IV .22 & Meteor MKIV (Super MK III .22)

  • 1974 - 1978

  • TH
  • Meteor MK V .22 & Meteor MKV (Super MK IV .22)

  • 1979- 1993

  • U
  • Martini International MK I Right Hand

  • 1950 - 1953

  • UA
  • Martini International MK I Left Hand

  • 1952

  • UB
  • Martini International MK I Right Hand (Improved Injection) & Left Hand

  • 1953

  • UC
  • Martini International MK I Light Weight Right Hand

  • 1953

  • UD
  • Martini International MK I + MK II Mixed

  • 1953 - 1960

  • UE
  • Martini International MK I + MK II Mixed

  • 1953 - 1960

  • UF
  • Martini International MK II

  • 1960 - 1968

  • UG
  • Martini International MK II

  • 1961 - 1968

  • UM
  • Ultra Multi Shot .177 & .22

  • US
  • Ultra Single Shot .177 & .22

  • V
  • Century Bolt Action Target Rifle

  • 1955 - 1961

  • W
  • 12 Gauge 'Regent Model' Shotgun made only for RAF

  • 1940 - 1945

  • W
  • Mercury Air Rifle MK I .177

  • 1971 - 1973

  • W
  • Cadet Air Rifle .177

  • 1949 - 1950

  • WA
  • Mercury Air Rifle MK I .177

  • 1973 - 1974

  • WB
  • Mercury Air Rifle MK II .177

  • 1974 - 1978

  • WC
  • Mercury Air Rifle MK III .177

  • 1978 - 1985

  • WE
  • Meteor MK6 .22

  • WE
  • Comet .177 & .22

  • WH
  • Mercury 'S' Air Rifle

  • 1980 - 1985

  • WR
  • Airsporter RB2 .177 & .22

  • 1992 - 2001

  • WT
  • Airsporter Stutzen RB2 .177

  • 1992 - 2000

  • Y
  • Cadet Major Air Rifle .177

  • 1949

  • YA
  • Single Twelve Shotgun 2 & 3/4" Chamber X 30" Barrels

  • 1950 - 1962

  • YB
  • Single Twelve Shotgun 3" X 30"

  • 1950 - 1962

  • YC
  • Single Twelve Shotgun 3" X 32"

  • 1950 - 1962

  • YD
  • Snipe Shotgun 2 3/4"

  • 1962 - 1973

  • YE
  • Snipe Shotgun 3"

  • 1962 - 1973

  • Z
  • Mercury MK I .22

  • 1971 - 1973

  • ZA
  • Mercury MK II .22

  • 1973 - 1974

  • ZB
  • Mercury MK II .22

  • 1974 - 1978

  • ZC
  • Mercury MK III .22

  • 1978 - 1985

  • ZD
  • Mercury Challenger .22

  • 1985 - 1986

  • ZE
  • Meteor MK 6 .177

  • 1993 - Present

  • ZH
  • Mercury 'S' .22

  • 1980 - 1985

  • ZR
  • Airsporter RB2 .22 & .177

  • 1992 - 2000

  • ZT
  • Airsporter RB2 Stutzen .22

  • 1992 - 2000

  • 0
  • Parke-Hale Striker .177 (same as Supersport Air Rifle)

  • 0
  • Supersport & XL .25

  • 1A
  • Firebird Pre Charged .177

  • 2001 - 2005

  • 1B
  • Techstar .177

  • 2004 - 2007

  • 2A
  • Firebird Pre Charged .22

  • 2001 - 2005

  • 2A
  • Lonestar .25

  • 2009

  • 2B
  • Techstar .22

  • 2004 - 2007

  • 3A
  • Ultra Multi Shot .177

  • 3B
  • Sportsman HV .177

  • 2009

  • 4A
  • Ultra Multi Shot .22

  • 4B
  • Sportsman HV .22

  • 2009

  • 5A
  • Scorpion T10 .177 & T10 Bull Barrel .177

  • 5B
  • Ultra Single Shot .177

  • 6A
  • Scorpion T10 .22 & T10 Bull Barrel .22

  • 6B
  • Ultra Single Shot .22

  • 7 -
  • Parke - Hale Striker .22 (same as Supersport Air Rifle)

  • 7B
  • Scorpion Single Shot .177

  • 8B
  • Scorpion Single Shot .22

  • Prefix Letters
  • Calibre
  • Model Details
  • Date Of Production
  • 1A + 1B
  • .22 Hornet

  • Hunter Short Action

  • 1954 - 1958

  • 1C + C1
  • Regent

  • 1958 - 1964

  • 2A + 2B
  • .222 Remington

  • Hunter S.A.

  • 1954 - 1956

  • 2D + C2D
  • Regent Featherweight

  • 1956 - 1963

  • 2J
  • Majestic

  • 1963 - 1966

  • 2L
  • Monarch 1st Pat

  • 1966 - 1968

  • 2M
  • Monarch 1st Pat Heavy Barrel

  • 1965 - 1970

  • 2P
  • Monarch 2nd Pat Heavy Barrel

  • 1970 - 1973

  • 2R
  • CF2

  • 1973 - 1986

  • 3B
  • .308 Winchester

  • Hunter M.A Viscount

  • 1986 - 1958

  • 3D
  • Featherweight Majestict

  • 1957 - 1963

  • 3F
  • Monarch 1st Pat

  • 1959 - 1966

  • 3L
  • Monarch 1st Pat

  • 1966 - 1970

  • 3M
  • 1967 - 1971

  • 3P
  • Monarch 2nd Pat

  • 1970 - 1972

  • 3R
  • CF2

  • 1973 - 1986

  • 4B
  • .257 Roberts

  • Hunter L.A.

  • 1956

  • 5B
  • 7x57 Mauser

  • Hunter M.A Viscount

  • 1955 - 1962

  • 5R
  • CF2

  • 1973 - 1986

  • 6B
  • 300 Savage

  • Hunter M.A. Viscount Featherweight

  • 1955 - 1965

  • 7B
  • .30 .'60 Springfield

  • Hunter L.A. Imperial

  • 1956 - 1964

  • 7D
  • Imperial Featherweight

  • 1957 - 1959

  • 7E
  • Majestic

  • 1965 - 1971

  • 7G
  • Majestic

  • 1960 - 1966

  • 7L
  • Monarch 1st Pat

  • 1966 - 1971

  • 7M
  • Monarch 2nd Pat

  • 1968 - 1972

  • 7R
  • CF2

  • 1972 - 1986

  • 8B
  • .270 Winchester

  • Imperial Featherweight

  • 1957 - 1964

  • 8D
  • Majestic

  • 1960 - 1966

  • 8E
  • Majestic

  • 1963 - 1970

  • 8L
  • Monarch 1st Pat

  • 1966 -1969

  • 8M
  • Monarch 1st Pat

  • 1969 - 1970

  • 8P
  • Monarch 1st+ 2nd Pat Featherweight

  • 1969 - 1974

  • 8R
  • CF2

  • 1972 - 1974

  • 9C
  • .458 Winchester

  • Emperor

  • 1958 - 1965

  • 10B
  • .375 H&H.B.R.N.E

  • Imperial

  • Unknown

  • 11A
  • .243 Winchester

  • Hunter/Viscount

  • 1958 - 1966

  • 11B
  • Hunter/Viscount

  • 1957 - 1970

  • 11D
  • Majestic

  • 1959 - 1966

  • 11E
  • Majestic

  • 1960 - 1970

  • 11L
  • Monarch 1st Pat

  • 1967 - 1968

  • 11M
  • Monarch 1st Pat

  • 1967 - 1970

  • 11P
  • Monarch 2nd Pat

  • 1970 - 1974

  • 11R
  • CF2

  • 1973 - 1986

  • 12N
  • 7mm Rem Mag

  • Monarch 1st Pat

  • 1968 - 1970

  • 12P
  • Monarch 2nd Pat

  • 1970 - 1972

  • 12R
  • CF2

  • 1973 - 1985

  • 13P
  • .300 Winchester

  • Monarch 2nd Pat

  • 1970 -1973

  • 14P
  • Magnum

  • 14R
  • CF2

  • 1978 - 1986

  • 15P
  • .22 .250

  • Monarch 2nd Pat

  • 1971 - 1973

  • 15R
  • CF2

  • 1973 - 1986