The first rifle offered by the Sussex Armoury was the Parabellum which
was released in 1977. Its statistics were:
Overall length 45 inches
Barrel length 18 inches, 2.5 twist – made by the Swiss firm SIG-Hammerli
Calibre.177 & .22
Trigger Pull1 – 4 Ibs
The parabellum was a popular rifle both because of its military looks
and its hardwearing ABS stock. The long distance
between the fore and rear sights meant that it was pretty accurate straight
from the box. Initially offered as .22 only, the .177 was released in September
For those who disliked the military styling, the parabellum action was also offered in a wood stock.
The unimaginatively named ‘Woodstock’ was identical to its ABS encased brother,
with the exceptions that the overall length was reduced to 44.5 inches and the
weight increased to 8lbs.
The last time I can find these rifles offered for sale is 1980.