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Three Rifles #6748
12/24/05 10:06 am
12/24/05 10:06 am
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Hi,
Underneath the engine number(A65 TA)on my cases there is a little stamp of three rifles with BSA stamped under that again. Does anyone know what this stamp signifies? Also there is a Y on the end of the number. Any ideas?
Best of the season to all.
Cheers,
Nigel

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Re: Three Rifles #6749
12/24/05 10:50 am
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About the rifles: BSA stands for
Birmingham Small Arms.
BSA started in Birmingham as a rifle factory in 1861 (during the Crimian War). They started building bicycles in 1880 and motorcycles in 1903. The initial weapons factory enblem remained.

More info about the numbers you can find underneath the BSA Info tab on this page.

Regards and best Christmass wishes redwine from Ger


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Re: Three Rifles #6750
12/24/05 10:58 am
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The Y in the engine number was put there because in 1967/68 the value of the pound was way below the Dollar and other foreign currencies and because of this it was not profitable to sell bikes abroad. Hundreds of bikes were stacked in any available place in the factory until the Pound improved. Some did not go until 1970. Because of this the bikes still had a years warranty and to show this they were stamped with a Y at the end of the engine number.


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Re: Three Rifles #6751
12/24/05 1:50 pm
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The three rifles stamped just under the start of the engine number seems to be an identifier for the 1967 model year. The 1966 bikes generally have the dots either side of the model code in much the same manner. Nothing definite, - just an observation.
I am really impressed with the bold manner in which Morgan tackled the 'Y' and '-Y' topic, full credit. Generally yes, - many 1967 model bikes have the '-Y' stamped at the end of the engine number, and yes with the three rifles, and again generally with the Zener diode and heatsink mounted up front under the steering head. Morgan has a '-Y' A65S and I have a couple, one an A65T the other A65S. The '-Y' bikes are pretty common here in NZ.


Why, Y, Dash Y..



Re: Three Rifles #6752
12/24/05 10:38 pm
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Thanks very much guys. It was one of those little things that was bugging me.
Hope you get lots of goodies for Xmas.

Cheers,
Nige


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