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.

    Hrachya H

    Managing Editor

    Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying the history and design of guns and ammunition. He also writes for and
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