SOLD FOR: $5,652.50

Spectacular Canyon Creek Custom Anschutz Model 1770 .223 Rem 22″ Box Mag Bolt Action Rifle

Our Assessment: Anschütz rifles have a sterling reputation and are loved by enthusiasts for their sturdy construction, classic styling, and high accuracy. On offer here is the 1770 chambered in the timeless .223 Remington. Thisn’t just any 1770 though, this one has been customized by Canyon Creek Custom and is absolutely jaw dropping. The barreled action now rests in a beautiful checkered English walnut stock. The pillar bedded stock has a capped pistol grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, nosecap, fleur de lis accents, sling mounts, and Niedner buttplate. The bolt knob has also been upgraded to a steel knob by CCC and looks great. Canyon Creek Custom was founded by LeRoy Barry who has been making some of the finest stocks the industry has seen. Here is some background on his experience from the CCC website: “In 1991, at the age of 20, LeRoy Barry started his profession in the custom gun world. As an apprentice at COOPER FIREARMS, LeRoy started learning the finer points of stockbuilding, as a sander and also running the duplicating machine. After mastering the different process’s of stockbuilding, LeRoy moved into the assembly and customer service areas.In 1995, Dan Cooper hired LeRoy to set up and run the STOCK SHOP, a new business, where LeRoy supervised and built HIGH GRADE over under shotgun sets for a Connecticut based company called CVC. In 1997, COOPER ARMS and CVC merged, bringing LeRoy back under the COOPER ARMS umbrella, where he was handed the wood shop once again. LeRoy had a number of stock designs he developed, two of which were for the ANSCHUTZ USA project, a sporter and a Mannlicher, based around the Anschutz 1710 action. These received high marks with the writers and the public. In the spring of 1998, LeRoy left COOPER ARMS for a short hiatus, but was convinced to come back and run the wood shop in 1999.In the years that followed, LeRoy built many custom stocks around different actions thru COOPER ARMS, along with supervising, designing and producing Coopers own line, which includes the JACKSON SQUIRREL rifle and others.In 2001, LeRoy’s future wife, Connie, started learning the fine art of high grade checkering, also a COOPER ARMS employee, where she excelled. Thru her background as a wildlife artist and having a fine eye for detail and design, she is equally important in the overall success and unmatched quality and beauty of a CANYON CREEK stock.In 2004 LeRoy was encouraged by Dan Cooper himself, to start producing his own custom products. In July of 2006, LeRoy and Connie broke away from Cooper and began solely, CANYON CREEK CUSTOM GUNSTOCKS, LLC.” This Anschutz Model 1770 is absolutely gorgeous and the stock work is second to none. Any collector would do well to add this rifle to their collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Make: Canyon Creek Custom Anschutz

Model: 1770

Serial Number: 3098508

Year of Manufacture: 2009

Caliber: .223 Rem.

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Detachable Box Magazine

Markings: Standard Model 1770 markings.

Barrel Length: 22″

Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is grooved. The top of the receiver also has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes at the front and at the rear there is a set of three drilled and tapped holes, two of which are empty.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock has been upgraded with a new Canyon Creek Custom Gunstocks checkered English walnut stock. The stock has a steel capped pistol grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, wood nosecap, fleur de lis accents, sling studs, and Niedner buttplate. The stock has a few minor compressions and draglines by the magazine well. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures approximately 14″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the plate. The plate has light handling marks and strong checkering. The stocks rate in about excellent overall 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. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, the bore rates a 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is faint finish wear on the edge of the muzzle and a couple tiny marks. There are a couple spots of discoloration from previous oxidation on the bolt. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a more thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a shipping box and a 3-round magazine.