SOLD FOR: $2025
Make: Anschütz, imported by Savage
Model: 54M Sporter
Serial Number: 955522A
Year of Manufacture: 1968 – 1972
Caliber: .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR)
Action Type: Bolt-Action Rifle fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “SAVAGE ANSCHÜTZ MODEL 54M SPORTER”. The left side of the barrel is marked “CALIBER 22 WIN. MAG. / MADE IN WEST GERMANY”, and an Anschutz “1” inspection mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with an Anschutz “1” inspection mark, “955522A”, “SAVAGE / WESTFIELD MASS, U.S.A.” and “ANSCHÜTZ / ULM. WEST GERMANY”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade in-line dovetailed to a hooded, serrated, ramped base banded to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch insert with a white triangle reference in a foldable leaf sight dovetailed into the top rear of the barrel. The insert is adjustable for elevation. The top of the receiver is grooved to receive Weaver-style rings (not included). The top of the receiver is also drilled, tapped and filled to accommodate mounts for optics (also not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece wood featuring checkered schnabel forend, checkered semi-pistol grip, Monte Carlo style comb with cheekpiece and black hard rubber buttplate. There are sling studs installed at the butt and on the forend. There are scattered light scratches, nicks and compressions throughout the stock. The checkering remains well defined and there are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate shows only minor scuffing, primarily at the heel and toe. The stock is in Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of small patches of thinning in the finish along the barrel. The screw heads are well defined. The markings are clear. Overall, this 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 & Accessories: This rifle comes with two (2) 5-round magazines with intact feed lips and strong follower springs.
Our Assessment: This is a very nice .22 Magnum Sporter made for Savage by Anschütz, a manufacturer known worldwide for their quality products. There are a few marks in the wood but the mechanics appear very solid. This is a very nice adult sized rifle that is ready as is or for the addition of an optic to enhance the precision of varmint hunting or pinging targets at the range. Good luck in your bidding!