SOLD FOR: $1825
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber/Gauge: .22 Hornet
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Fed Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: Top barrel marked “Anschutz Modell 1430-1434 / Cal. .22 Hornet”. Barrel left marked eagle over “N”, “IA” date code (YOM 1980), Ulm antler. Receiver left marked “A”, eagle over “N”, serial number “1189973”, “J.G. Anschutz GmbH Ulm West-Germany”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a beaded post with a protective hood on a ramped base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up u-notch/v-notch with a white diamond aiming reference. The grooved receiver is fitted with Ruger rings that have mounted on them a Leupold Vari-X III 3.5×10 scope with a duplex reticle. The scope body has taken on a light plum hue and there are scattered minor scuffs. Overall, the scope rates in Very Good-to-Fine condition.
Stock Configuration, and Condition: Checkered wood with floating barrel, schnabel forend, capped pistol grip with inset diamond, straight comb with cheek piece, and a serrated black hard rubber buttpad. There are sling studs on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the forend. Intermittent clusters of minor compression dot the underside of the stock and can be seen on the forend, grip and belly. These compressions are visible to a lesser degree on the right side of the buttstock and forend. The checkering is well-defined. There are no chips. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has some light edge wear and scuffs at the heel and toe. Overall the stock is in Very Good-to-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but light stubborn fouling can be seen in spots.
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: This rifle includes one (1) 5-round magazine.
Our Assessment: Anschütz rifles have a sterling reputation and are truly loved by enthusiasts for their sturdy construction, fine aesthetic, and accuracy. On offer here is the less common Modell 1430-1434 chambered in the even less common .22 Hornet cartridge, which is a rather powerful cousin to other .22 caliber loads. This rifle features a floating barrel and includes a Leupold Vari-X III scope. All of this makes for a powerful varmint or target rifle that is not easy to come by. Casual shooters and collectors alike will desire this rifle, so keep your eyes on the prize, and do not miss out! Good luck and happy bidding.