|PRICE:||R 4,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|MODEL||Unknown (possibly 1420)|
|CONDITION||Fair used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
J. G. Anschütz GmbH & Co. KG is a sporting firearms manufacturer based in Ulm, Germany, that makes rimfire and centerfire rifles as well as air rifles and air pistols for target and competition shooting, as well as hunting.
The company had its humble beginnings more than 150 years ago when its founder, Johann Heinrich Gottlieb Anschütz, planned to manufacture Flobert and pocket pistols and shotguns.
The business continued and grew with his two sons and later grandsons, and by 1935 the company had 500 employees.
However in 1945 after the Second World War, the company was dismantled.
In 1950 J. G. Anschütz GmbH was refounded with just 7 employees, focused mainly on repairing firearms ad producing air pistols.
Today the company is headed by Johan Anschütz, the fifth generation of his family name, and produces a modern line of rifles as well as shooting accessories.
This Anschütz rifle is a magazine fed, bolt-action rifle chambered in .22 LR.
I am not sure of the specific model but believe it to possibly be a Model 1420.
It appears to have a type 54 action with a flip-style safety lever on the back of the bolt.
It is set in a wooden stock with light checkering around the pistol grip.
The top of the receiver has grooves to mount scope rings, and includes an adjustable tangent rear sight.
There are no markings on this rifle other than the round, ‘J G A’*, Anschütz logo on the top of the receiver.
*This was the logo that was used when the company was refounded in 1950.
This gun is in fair, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
There is light wear to the overall finish of the barrel and receiver, as well as to the bolt and trigger guard (but no scratches or damage, just wear from age).
The wooden stock is in fair condition with light scratches and dings in parts, but could stand to be refinished.
The rifle is a great, fun gun for simple target shooting and plinking at the range, and is also an excellent tool for teaching rifle shooting and fundamentals of basic marksmanship to young or beginner shooters.
This firearm is also suitable for vermin hunting.