Anschutz 160-year Anniversary Rifles

Anschutz is celebrating its 160-year anniversary. They have announced last year that in celebration of that event they’ll release eight limited edition rifles each month starting from July 2016 to February 2017. The first of July is the day when the company was founded. The total amount of anniversary rifles is 160 (serial numbers: 160 0001 – 160 0160): 20 pieces of each model. The rifles will be made with greater attention to details and will have engraved one of the logos below. The logos are different depending on whether the rifle is a hunting, target or biathlon one.

So here are these rifles in the order of release date with earliest released being #1. If you want to learn more about any particular model, click on the name of that rifle (above the image) and it will link to the corresponding page in Anschutz’s website:

#1 – 54.30 TITANIUM

#2 – 1771 DIAMOND

#3 – 1712 VARMINT

#4 – 1827F GOLD

#5 – 9015 RED

#6 – 1781 HUNTER

#7 – 9015 ONE BLACK

#8 – 1727 F VARMINT

Here is also a table of the anniversary models with model names, release dates and serial number ranges of each rifle:

The rifles will also come with certificates and booklets describing all the special features of each particular anniversary rifle.

Anschutz is one of the few companies that remain a family owned and operated business ever since their establishment. Here is a photo of today’s Anschutz family members in charge with the company:

Left to right: Dieter Anschütz, Nina Anschütz, Jochen Anschütz, Maximilian Anschütz and Tim Anschütz.

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  • Blake

    you forgot to add the #gunporn & #walletbusters tags 🙂

  • Blake

    • mazkact

      If it were played this way the Finns would always win. I used to love watching Magdalena “Lena” Neuner compete. Come for the sport stay for the eye candy.

      I have nothing but respect for Lena and anyone who competes in this sport. To my mind Biathlon just may be the most challenging sport.

      • KestrelBike

        I have a dream of moving to a state/area where I can organize a group to do non-winter “biathlons”, but with road bicycles instead of cross country skiis.

        It’d involve one or two shooting locations, and competitors would have to bike between them or do loops of some sort, probably 2-4mi riding between each shooting string- about 4-5 strings.

        Rifles only, loaded and unloaded at shooting spots, but carried unloaded and slung while riding.

        It’d be more for fun and personal challenge/group activity than competition.

  • AndyT

    I’ll go ahead and sell my house so I have cash ready!

  • Gary Kirk

    Tack on an extra $1600 for the anniversary edition corporate party.. Call it an anniversary edition.. “If you build it, they will come”..

  • Tritro29

    Amazing quality guns. But we only have so many kidneys to sell without dying. Also their hunter selection cost in the 5 digits.

  • Tom

    They look nice, but a 160 year anniversary edition seems a bit odd, 150 year sure, but 160 just seems random, next year will they have 161 year anniversary models? I can’t even imagine how much they are going to cost.

  • valorius

    1727F gives me wood.


    They make some of the craziest air rifles I’ve ever seen. Great company.

  • jon spencer

    And Beretta says “what do you want to be when you grow up?”.

  • Cahal

    If only they would produce a 10 shot mag for my Anschutz .17hmr !