J. G. Anschütz
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J. G. Anschütz GmbH & Co. KG is a sporting firearms manufacturer based in Ulm, Germany, that makes rimfire and centerfire rifles as well as air rifles and air pistols for target and competition shooting, as well as hunting. Anschütz rifles are used by many competitive shooters participating in the Summer Olympics 50 meter rifle events and is the maker of the standard biathlon rifle used at the Winter Olympics.
|GmbH & Co. KG|
|Founder||Julius Gottfried Anschütz|
|Jochen Anschütz (President)|
|Products||rifles, shotguns, pistols, shooting accessories|
|Footnotes / references|
Was defunct from 1945 to 1950 when the operation was moved to Ulm
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.
- Biathlon rifles (.22 LR)
- 64 Biathlon (bolt action)
- Fortner 1727 Biathlon (straight pull) (discontinued)
- Fortner 1827 Biathlon (straight pull)
- Laserpower III training rifle
Both the 1727 and 1827 are produced by System Fortner under licence from Anschütz. The Fortner rifles are currently the most used biathlon rifles in olympic competitions. The 1727 and 1827 share the same action, and the main upgrade with the 1827 model was a different stock and barrel. The straight pull mechanism uses 6 ball bearings to lock the bolt.
- Small bore match rifles (.22 LR)
- Match air rifles (4.5mm)
- Straight pull hunting models
- 1727 (.17 HMR and .22 LR)
- Bolt action hunting models
- 65 MP (.22 LR)
- 1416 (.22 LR)
- 1441/42 (.22 LR)
- 1516 (.22 WMR)
- 1517 (.17 HMR)
- 1710 (.22 LR)
- 1712 (.22 LR)
- 1771 (4.6x30, .17 Hornet, .204 Ruger, .222 Rem, .223 Rem, .300 BLK)