SOLD FOR: $1025.88
Make: J. G. Anschutz
Model: Match 54
Serial Number: 53566
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Shot Bolt Action
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Anschutz-Modell Match 54 / Cal. .22 long rifle”, the left side of the barrel at the receiver is marked with an “Eagle / N” nitro proof, a “66” date code and an Ulm antler proof. The left side of the receiver is marked with “Eagle / N”, “53566” and “J. G. Anschutz GmbH. Waffenfabrik Ulm/D. Germany”. The top of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked and “ANSCHUTZ” logo. The bolt body has an “Eagle / N” proof on the top and the front face of the bolt is marked “566”.
Barrel Length: 27″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a globe-style sight with a removable aperture insert on a sight block mount screwed to the boss at the muzzle. There are two more scope blocks installed on the barrel, one just rear of center and one at the rear. The top of the receiver is grooved for a receiver sight or optic mount. Included but not installed is an Anschutz aperture sight adjustable for windage and elevation. Two additional aperture inserts for the receiver sight are installed, one with a black rubber eyepiece. A total of 13 additional inserts are included for the globe sight, 6 post and 7 aperture.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece walnut target stock with checkered thumbhole pistol grip (right-handed), monte-carlo comb, beavertail forend with inlet 14″ accessory rail, and an alloy buttplate which is designed to accept an adjustable plate/pad (none present). The stock has several scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches with concentrations along the sides of the accessory rail and more notable wear at the bottom edge of the grip on the right-front. There is some crazing in the stock’s finish. There is a small crack and a tiny chip-loss at the rear of the bolt-channel in the top of the wrist. The checkering is well defined. The LOP measures 12 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the plate, 11 1/2″ to the back of the wood. The plate has light use-wear. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The action shows light operational wear. There is some light scuffing on the alloy trigger guard. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Very Good-plus condition and would easily rate Fine-plus but for the wear in the stock.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger has an extremely light, crisp break. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The additional rear sight, rear sight apertures and front sight inserts are included as described above. Also included is a 10-X brand left-hand shooting glove with “UCLA / AROTC” hand-written on the back, sling swivel and hand-stop assemblies designed to mount to the stock’s accessory rail and a textured wood front hand-grip also designed to mount to the rail.
Our Assessment: This is an Anschutz Model Match 54 single shot bolt action rifle intended for target shooting. The rifle features an Anschutz action, a target grade barrel, and a heavy walnut stock with a vertical thumb-hole pistol grip and cheekpiece. The underside of the forend is inletted for a long accessory rail and a variety of accessories are included for the rail. This rifle is in about Very Good-plus condition retaining about 97% of its metal finish and having scattered light wear in the stocks. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. The rifle comes with a nice set of globe and aperture sights. Despite the vintage of the rifle, it will likely stack up well against any rimfire target gun made today. If you’re looking for a new rimfire bench-rest gun, well, you can stop looking. Please see our photos and good luck!