SOLD FOR: $1650
Model: 54M Sporter
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Caliber/Gauge: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Fed Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Caliber 22 Long Rifle. / Made in West Germany” and features a West German proof and the number “74” with an Ulm antler 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”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights/Optics: Iron sights are not installed. The front of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled. The dovetail notch for the rear sight is filled. The top of the receiver is serrated for glare reduction and grooved for the attached Leupold Vari-X III scope which has just a few light handling marks, the glass is fairly clear, and overall rates in Fine condition.
Stock Configuration, and Condition: 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. Some areas of the wood are light in appearance, such as around the grip. The checkering is sharp. The buttplate has some scattered scratches and nicks but no major defects. There are no chips. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the trigger to the buttplate. Overall the stock is in Fine condition.
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. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall the rifle is in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: There is a magazine included.
Our Assessment: This Anschutz Model 54 M Sporter is a magazine fed bolt action rifle that takes .22 long rifle rounds. This model was imported by Savage Arms and is from 1974 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!