Yes, BSA still make air rifles in Birmingham, in their original factory.
BSA air rifles are a superior choice for your shooting arsenal. These highly respected and tradition-rich weapons were created in Britain, where they have been manufactured locally since 1861 by the Birmingham Small Arms Company LTD – or simply “B Sag” as it is known to its fans!
The company’s trademarked logo shows three crossed guns which signify exceptional performance at only one glance; something no other brand can match because of their premium reputation among shooters all over the world who want nothing but excellence from what they use for shooting.
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BSA Brand History Highlights:
- BSA, or Birmingham Small Arms, is a gun company formed in 1861.
- The company won its first government contract in 1864 and has been a pillar of the gun industry ever since.
- Its operations were critical to the WW1 and WW2 war efforts, making 1.25 million Lee Enfield .303 rifles, over half a million .303 Browning machine guns, and 60,000 7.92mm BESA machine guns.
- Since 1985 it has been owned by Spanish company Gamo which sensibly elected to keep the BSA brand which today encompasses some of the best spring, gas ram, and pre-charged pneumatic air rifles available.
WHICH BSA AIR RIFLE IS FOR ME?
BSA’s range is one of the widest on the market covering PCP, spring, and gas-powered models to suit just about budget and shooting discipline from target shooting and hunting to back garden plinking. Its PCP range includes both buddy bottle and air cylinder rifles, single-shot and multi-shot options, and traditional rifle and bullpup designs with plenty of stock options on all models.
BEST BSA AIR RIFLE ALTERNATIVES
When it comes to PCPs, BSA’s main competition comes from other established brands like Air Arms, Brocock, Daystate, Benjamin, Gamo, Air Venturi, FX, and Weihrauch.
(For more on the best PCP air rifle on the market, see this post)