SOLD FOR: $2026.43
Model: 54M Sporter
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Caliber/Gauge: .22 Winchester Rimfire Magnum
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Fed Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Caliber 22 Win. Mag. / Made in West Germany” and features a West German proof and the number “73” with a proof mark behind it. The left side of the receiver is marked with a proof mark followed by “SAVAGE / Westfield, Mass. U.S.A.”, a diamond proof mark, “Anschutz / Ulm. West Germany”. The top of the barrel is marked “Savage”, has a diamond which is followed by “Anschutz Model 54 M Sporter”. The bolt is marked “270”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade with bead on a raised ramp with protective hood that is attached via barrel band. The rear sight is a dovetailed adjustable U. The top of the receiver is serrated for glare reduction and grooved for accessories.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock is checkered wood single-piece with Monte Carlo cheekpiece, two studs for adding a sling (NO sling is included), and black buttplate. There are a few scattered handling marks. There is a nick on the front edge of the cheekpiece and a small crack forming at the toe by the buttplate, easily overlooked. The checkering is sharp. The buttplate has some scattered scratches and nicks but no major defects. There are no chips. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the trigger to the buttplate. Overall the stock is in Fine condition disregarding the small crack at the toe.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 98% of its finish. There are a few scattered light handling and storage marks. There is a small patch of oxidation on the rear end of the receiver. The top of the barrel has a few small scratches above the markings. Also the muzzle has a small amount of wear around the edges. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall the rifle is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: There is a magazine included. It is marked “ANSCHUTZ”, some of the finish has been worn from past handling but it remains in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: The Anschutz Model 54 M Sporter is a magazine fed bolt action rifle that takes .22 WRM rounds. This model was imported by Savage Arms and is from 1973 from West Germany and still retains the Cold War era West German markings. This rifle is a perfect companion for hunting or target shooting. You do not want to miss out on this fine piece of German engineering!