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Old May 18, 2015, 16:36   #1
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BGS variant

Thought I would set up some specific variant image threads that "We" could add to and have a great collection of specific variants for reference.
Any stage of build would be great.





Model "A" variant








Model "B" variant .





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Old May 30, 2015, 18:47   #2
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I have always found it fascinating to see how the variants evolved during their service life. Like this BGS:

My first exposure to these came when I bought an Early Belgian kit that turned out to be (most likely) a field evolution of an early BGS...


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Which led to my fascination with the BGS and thus my current projects...





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Old May 30, 2015, 19:28   #4
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Originally Posted by nwobhm View Post
Sling pictured in post #1 looks StG. Will gladly delete my post if it clutters up the thread.
You are right.
I put a checkered G1 sling since the picture.
I will update my pics sometime soon.... Thanks for pointing that out.
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Sometimes I tend to use the same criteria on gun builds that I use when researching for my other hobby, scale model building. The same aircraft during various stages may have got upgraded , degraded , transferred ... ect. The point is , as an example, a rifle might have started with its original wood handguards but they became unserviceable at some point. No wood spares were available so would they stop using that rifle ? Or use a metal, bakelite what ever HG to keep it in service? In the other hobby the ones that only see one possibility are called rivet counters, it's not really an endearing term.
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Old June 04, 2015, 02:23   #6
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A couple BGS photos for the files:


BGS Model "b" w/ non-horseshoe HGs, Type 1 Entreprise upper, original Type A buttstock, lugged barrel (converted from nice StG barrel by adam762), G1 sling, Belgian surplus mag


Original finish (and lettering) BGS lower w/ matching bolt, & carrier -- a thing of beauty!



I'll add photos as I get time.

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Old June 09, 2015, 22:00   #7
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Love the mineral streaking in those stocks Bill! Beautiful!

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