Own a BSA model 12 martini 22LR. Once belonged to an shooting club in England. Hard to date how old the rifle is, but production of the model 12 began in 1910s. With its peep sights, can outshoot any of my scoped 22 rifles.
Also own a Stevens model 44, probably made prior to 1900. Rifle has British proof marks on barrel. Bore has been relined by A.G. Parker, in England. When relined? Suspect sometime in the 1930s. Chuckle, bore of this rifle looks more worn than one on my BSA. Even with its buckhorn rear sight, which I can't seem to get the hang of using, rifle shoots well.
I can only imagine how many rounds have been fired in these two rifles.