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U.S. GOVT. PROPERTY MARKED 50 BMG BOYS ANTITANK

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:2,500.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD
U.S. GOVT. PROPERTY MARKED 50 BMG BOYS ANTITANK
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RIFLE. Cal. 50 BMG. S# 2T9305. Bbl. 36". The original .55" MKI antitank rifle was developed in 1930 in Britain w/ one of the lead designers being Capt. Boys. The original code name for this rifle was "Stanchion" & because Capt. Boys passed shortly after development had been wrapped up, it was given his name out of respect. It is a top mounted mag. fed bolt action rifle designed w/ a heavy muzzle brake & recoiling bbl. used in conjunction w/ a heavily padded buttplate in an attempt to tame the massive forces while firing. This particular example marked on the left side receiver "US GOVT PROPERTY / R. B. MKI / INGLIS 1948" has been rechambered in the popular, still powerful, US 50 BMG (12.7x99). Due to the center placement of the mag., the sights are extended far to the left side of the receiver & a wooden cheekpiece has been added to aid in aiming. While this example utilizes an aftermarket muzzle device measuring 3.5x2x0.75, attached via an unknown left handed thread, it still retains the factory adj. heavy-duty bipod & rear pistol grip for added control. Bipod is micro adj. by turning w/ the support hand so the control hand never has to leave the action. Front sight is a hooded post w/ a rear peep sight. Overall length is 64". Shoulder piece still retains original oil brush. MAGS: 1-5 rd. metal. CONDITION: most exposed metal surfaces enjoy a combination of bluing & or parkerizing; bbl., chamber & muzzle area both unfinished, receiver covered w/ a light patina that appears to have been brought under control long ago, shoulder pad remains firmly in place w/ leather torn at top, having succumb to dry rot, exposing the pad, bipod functions effortlessly, bore is bright w/ extremely strong rifling, fire control mechanism appears to function correctly when cycled by hand. (20-913/JZ). MODERN. $5,000-7,000.