SOLD FOR: $2026.99
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Caliber/Gauge: .22 Hornet
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Fed Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: Top barrel marked “Anschutz Mod. 1730 .22 Hornet FACTORY LOAD ONLY” over a warning. Barrel left marked eagle over “N”, “AE” date code (YOM 2004), Ulm antler. Receiver left marked with serial number “3050246”, eagle over “N”, “J.G. Anschutz GmbH Ulm West-Germany”. Bolt front face marked “246”. Bolt handle rear and bolt top marked eagle over “N”.
Barrel Length: 24” heavy barrel with Recessed Crown
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights on this rifle. The grooved receiver is fitted with rings that have mounted on them a Mueller 8.5-25x scope. There are only a few minor marks on the scope body, the glass is clear, and overall, the scope rates in Fine condition.
Stock Configuration, and Condition: Checkered wood with floating barrel, pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a serrated hard rubber buutplate. There are sling studs on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the forend. There are very minor handling marks, but otherwise the wood is free of any notable wear or damage. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has some light edge wear. Overall, the stock is in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless and Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 98% of its finish. The barrel has only a few minor hairline nicks down its length. The action has very minor operational wear. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall the rifle is in Fine-to-Excellent 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 and the scope described above.
Our Assessment: Anschütz rifles have a sterling reputation and are loved by enthusiasts for their sturdy construction, classic looks, and high accuracy. On offer here is the 1730 chambered in the 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 Mueller 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!