J. G. Anschütz

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J. G. Anschütz
Type firearms Manufacturer
Industry firearms
Founded 1856
Founder(s) Julius Gottfried Anschütz
Headquarters Ulm, Germany
Products rifles, shotguns, pistols, shooting accessories
Owner(s) Jochen Anschütz
Parent J.G. ANSCHÜTZ GmbH
Website http://www.anschuetz-sport.com/
References: Was defunct from 1945 to 1950 when the operation was moved to Ulm

J. G. Anschütz GmbH & Co. KG is a firearms company based in Ulm, Germany, that makes small and large-bore rifles (.17, .22, .223 Rem. .308, 30-06, 8x57 IS, and 9,3X62 caliber, and .177 air rifles and air pistols) and shotguns for target shooting and hunting. Their rifles are used by many competitive shooters participating in the 50 m Rifle event at the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics biathlon.

The ahg-Anschütz company (a "twin" company from J. G. Anschütz) is mostly dedicated to the international trade of shooting accessories like shooting jackets and boots.

J. G. Anschütz company is also the major shareholder of the Austrian target firearms manufacturer Steyr Sportwaffen GmbH.

History[edit]

The company was founded by Julius Gottfried Anschütz in 1856 and located in the Thuringian city of Zella-Mehlis until 1945. The founding of the company took place at the beginning of the industrialization period in Germany at a time when many were seeking unity and freedom. The entrepreneurial spirit of the founder and the following generations made the small gunsmith shop grow to become one of the leading companies in Europe for rifle and pistol manufacturing. World War II put a sudden end to this story of success. Parts of the ANSCHÜTZ family were evacuated to the west part of Germany after the war while the company’s possessions were expropriated and dismantled. The re-establishment of the company in Ulm after the war was due to the overwhelming will of the brothers Max and Rudolf Anschütz. In the new surroundings they prudently lead the company and proved to be veritable successors of their grandfather who founded and developed the ”Germania Waffenwerk”. The management of the company remains as then, a family affair. In 1968 Max Anschütz entrusted his son Dieter with the general management who now shares it with his son, Jochen. Since 1856 the ”know how” has been part of the family. Since its foundation, ANSCHÜTZ stands for innovation and perfection. This has not changed through the years. The name ANSCHÜTZ is inseparably connected with innumerable national and international shooting triumphs. Last but not least the pioneering efforts in biathlon shooting have made the name ANSCHÜTZ recognized all over the world. ANSCHÜTZ products enjoy an extraordinary and worldwide reputation because of their precision, workmanship and accuracy. This is what president Jochen Anschütz - continuing the tradition – puts as a benchmark for the future, to ensure that the long history of ANSCHÜTZ continues to give good memories far into the future.

Models[edit]

Hunting

Caliber .22 LR

Caliber .17 Mach 2

Caliber .22 WMR

Caliber .17 HMR

Caliber .22 Hornet and .222 Remington

Target

Small Bore Biathlon Rifles

9003 Premium Compressed Air Target Rifles

Compressed Air Target Rifles

Compressed Air Target Pistols

Sport Air Rifles

Small Bore Target Rifles Match 64 Action

Match 54 Action

Anschutz target rifles are numbered in a two part sequence, the first two digits indicate series, the last two, the type and stock configuration of the rifle: 07, 09 rifles have a light barrel, 10, 11 and 13 have a heavier barrel and are marked "supermatch" on the barrel.

14 series started in the 1960s and is characterised by a tab on the rear of the bolt which performs the function of safety by restraining the firing pin in the cocked position.

18 series started in late 1970's, through to late 90's, rear of bolt is tapered dome with firing pin red indicator that protrudes when cocked.m18 series used a lighter firing pin to reduce lock time and a significantly improved trigger.

19 series started in late 90's, differs from 18 series only in the foresight mount. 18 series is a dovetail attached to barrel with screws. 19 series is machined into the barrel, which is flared for the last 1.5" to accommodate.

20 series square receiver action

Silhouette Rifles

Model series 64 R

Collector

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