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JG Anschutz "Stalking Rifle" -- Model Name/Number?
Sep 10th, 2019 at 11:24am
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I've recently acquired this single-shot German "Stalking Rifle" of falling block configuration (similar to a High Wall) chambered in the very accurate 8.15x46R Schuetzen/Target round once popular in Germany.  While I have not ID'd the exact model yet, one of the images clearly shows the "J G Anschutz" marking that was in use after the turn of the century, so it comes from a great maker.

It has the Nitro proofs and BUG marks, but the date of the proof was removed when a hanger to better fit the forearm to the barrel was added many years ago.  I can see "127" which I believe is the proof ledger number.  It has a 30.125" barrel with set triggers and a tang safety, and the barrel flat is marked "Fr. Oberbigler Neuotting" which I believe was the original owner's name.

This is my third old German gun picked up over the last couple of years, and I am really enjoying them.  I need to get it out to the range soon, but it cleaned up really well and I also just completed a repair to the safety (adding a new spring/slider under the tang that locks it in/out of safe).  If it shoots as well as I hope it does, I'm now thinking of using this from my tree stand this fall.  It would be terrific to harvest a deer with it and qualify for a "St. Hubertus" award from the GGCA.

Does anyone have any idea of this Anschutz's action name or number, and am I correct with my assumption about the name on the barrel flat?  (I could not find any gunmakers named "Oberbigler"...  But Neuotting is a town in Bavaria.)

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Re: JG Anschutz "Stalking Rifle" -- Model Name/Number?
Reply #1 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 11:50am
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I'm only an admirer of German-made single shots, but I'd guess that Anschutz made the action but Fr. Oberbigler Neuotting names the builder of the rifle rather than the original owner.

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Reply #2 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 12:27pm
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Thanks Bill.

I had not been able to find that info on him as being a gunsmith despite several attempts.

Ironically, it was sold as "Maker's Name Unknown" -- which I'm quite sure lowered the sell price -- and the seller didn't find his info either, or even notice the "J G A" Anschutz logo on the receiver.

Good for me though.

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Reply #3 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 1:09pm
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Beautiful Stalking Rifle they have a Charm all their own.
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 1:53pm
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What you have is a "Nimrod" action. Tom Rowe's book lists it as very rare and maker unknown.
There were a lot of gunsmiths in the Anschutz family. You may have solved a puzzle if your Anschutz made the action.
Here's mine.
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Reply #5 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 1:57pm
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I should have shown the left hand side of the action, so that you can see the raised section around the falling block.
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Reply #6 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 2:54pm
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Thanks Fred!

Dang, I HAVE those Tom Rowe books too -- and while I thought I'd checked every page, I obviously missed the pages on a "Nimrod" action.

Yours is a beauty too!

Tight groups.

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Reply #7 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 5:41pm
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One other thought.  Since Neuotting is in Bavaria, you might very well learn what you want by contacting our Bavarian Schuetzen expert, Biggi, whose handle here is feuerbixler.  She also has her own website, (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links); but I warn you, it's auf Deutsch.

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Reply #8 - Sep 11th, 2019 at 1:31am
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check with the German Gun Collectors. Good mine of information there.
  
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