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  1936 - 1939
 A Cadet .177  1945 - 1946
 A Buccaneer Rifle .177  1977
 AA Buccaneer Rifle .177  1977 - 1983
 AAR Supersport Rifle .25  1997 -
 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
 DA Buccaneer .22  1977 - 1983
 DE77 Defiant .177  
 DE22 Defiant .22  
 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
     
 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
 GS77 Goldstar SE Multi Shot .177 (Pre-Charged)  
 GS22 Goldstar SE Multi Shot .22 (Pre-Charged)  
 GSS77 Goldstar SE Single Shot .177 (Pre-Charged)  
 GSS22 Goldstar SE Single Shot .22 (Pre-Charged)  
 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
 LGRT2 GRT Lightning SE .22  
 LGRT7 GRT Lightning SE .177  
 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)  
 RLSE77 R10 SE .177 Left Hand  
 RLSE22 R10 SE .22 Left Hand  
 RLSE25 R10 SE .25 Left Hand  
 RLT77 R TEN .177 Left Hand Sept 2020 -
 RLT22 R TEN .22 Left Hand Sept 2020 -
 RLT25 R TEN .25 Left Hand Sept 2020 -
 RSE77 R10 SE .177   
 RSE22 R10 SE .22  
 RSE25 R10 SE .25  
 RT77 R-TEN .177 Sept 2020 -
 RT22 R-TEN .22 Sept 2020 -
 RT25 R-TEN .25 Sept 2020 -
 RTH77 R10 Thumbhole .177   
 RTH22 R10 Thumbhole .22  
     
 S BSA Improved 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 Ejection) & 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  
 USE77 Ultra SE .177  
 USE22 Ultra SE .22  
 USE25 Ultra SE .25  
     
 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
     
 XGRT7 GRT Lightning XL SE .177  
 XGRT2 GRT Lightning XL SE .22  
     
 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  


BSA Prefix Codes for Centrefire Rifles

 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  1956 - 1958
 3D   Featherweight Majestic

 1957 - 1963

 3F   Majestic  1959 - 1966
 3L   Monarch 1st Pat 1966 - 1970
 3M   Monarch 1st Pat  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 .30-06 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
 7P   Monarch 2nd Pat  1970 - 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