Make: BSA/ W.W. Greener
Model: No. 4 Cadet
Serial Number: X346
Year of Manufacture: The Cadet Rifle was originally manufactured beginning about 1909. This one is not C&R eligible.
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single Shot Martini Lever Action
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Made by the Birmingham Small Arms Co. Ltd.”, and at the receiver there is a crown over script “W”, and “ .310-12-120”.The left side of the receiver is marked “X346”, and “W.W. Greener Maker Birmingham”. The right side of the receiver is marked “Commonwealth of Australia”. The right side of the buttstock is marked “”AGCC / N.S.W. / 5773 / 4,10”. The top flat of the receiver is marked “.357 Mag.”.
Barrel Length: 25 ¼”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a blade on a fixed post front sight, and a very interesting rear sight which is a protect leaf sight with micrometer screw adjustment.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth military style wood. There are many dings and mars and a 1” crack on the right side of the buttstock at the receiver. The wood looks like it was cleaned and lightly sanded and re-oiled at some point. There are a few mentionable dings, a small gouge in the bottom of the forend about 4” from the receiver, and what may have been some initials carved in the left side of the buttstock at the receiver. The LOP measures approx. 13 ½”. The stocks rate in about Very Good & serviceable overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue / Case Colored
Finish Originality: Looks Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is some minor fouling but no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows nice blue on the barrel and receiver. There is some wear on the high edges, and the trigger guard and thinning on the barrel band. The lever shows vivid case colors. The Screw heads are rounded a bit from use but the slots are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lever operates and cocks the rifle and pulling the trigger elicits a sharp click.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This rifle is fantastic, sharp in appearance and in .357 Magnum. WOW! What a fun gun this will make. Its long barrel practically ensures accuracy and in .357 provides the versatility of light .38’s to womper .357 MAgnums. All of this in a safe single shot lever action rifle. This will make the ultimate grandchild graduation present! I even want this rifle..
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California and requires an FFL for shipment.
|Payment and Shipping Instructions:|
UPS Insured shipping will cost $30. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid.
Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).
This gun can only be shipped to an FFL, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship a firearm within California. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.
Full payment on non-layaway items is required within 14 days. We accept Cashiers Checks, Money Orders, Cash and Personal Checks. No Credit Cards or electronic payments are accepted. To help us properly apply your payment, please indicate what item you have purchased when payment and/or FFL are sent. If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier. We receive about 40 checks a day and do not have the staff required to email everyone when we receive checks.
CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.25%).
Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.
Successful Bidder Instructions:
You will be invoiced by the morning following the sale. This invoice will include totals for the sale and all instructions.
If you win an item and are not willing or able to complete the sale, you will be liable for 5% of the sale price.
Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item.
Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, we will leave feedback in return. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. (805) 285-0715
No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.
Money Orders, Personal Checks, Cashiers Checks,