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rimfirerod 12-01-2019 09:23 AM

Cooper Anschutz
 
I have a Cooper Anschutz, curious if anyone has one, not certain how many were built, any info would be appreciated. I have owned this gun for years, only have shot it a few times, but it is beautiful

Camster 12-01-2019 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by rimfirerod (Post 11688313)
I have a Cooper Anschutz, curious if anyone has one, not certain how many were built, any info would be appreciated. I have owned this gun for years, only have shot it a few times, but it is beautiful

I've owned two of them. One with claro, and one with French,inletted swivels and a Niedner. The first one went to someone on GB. The second one,still unfired, went to a member of rfc. (Wonderful rifles, but not to worry-I had LeRoy Barry of Canyon Creek custom stocks, who was the designer of the C/A stock and head stockmaker at Cooper at that time, build me a number of Anschutz sporters with better wood and more options)
I believe that 250 were built. Most were 22lr. A few 22 mags and hornets were also made.

huntschool 12-01-2019 11:51 AM

Do either of you have pictures you could post. I would really like to see one of these....

Thanks

HUSHKABOOM 12-02-2019 01:42 AM

Camster were they a Cooper 57 before the 57M came out?

squirrel1 12-02-2019 05:33 AM

Here’s a pic of one- 22 hornet. Some good looking wood.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...n_id=100838347

Camster 12-02-2019 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by HUSHKABOOM (Post 11689327)
Camster were they a Cooper 57 before the 57M came out?

No.
The timeline was: Model 36
Model 57 (which was just a refined 36 action)
Both the 36 and 57,( only about fifty 57s were made) have a short three piece bolt,which left something to be desired and were discontinued. Needing a product to sell, Anschutz 1700 series actions were stocked by them.
After that run,
the 57M was developed, based loosely on the Anschutz action.

squirrel1 12-02-2019 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by HUSHKABOOM (Post 11689327)
Camster were they a Cooper 57 before the 57M came out?

Seems there was.
But this not associated with cooper Anschutz model.
http://cooperfirearms.com/about-us/cooper-history

Camster 12-02-2019 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by squirrel1 (Post 11689399)
Seems there was.
But this not associated with cooper Anschutz model.
http://cooperfirearms.com/about-us/cooper-history

The way that Hush worded it, suggested that he thought the C/A guns were termed as the Model 57.
I also owned one of the Model 57 guns. Never fired it. Delighted to see both 36s and the 57 go on their way.
The money from the two Model 36 guns pretty much bought me the two new C/A guns.Cooper's strength in those days was as a stock builder, not action designer or manufacturer.

HUSHKABOOM 12-02-2019 03:56 PM

Thanks for the Cooper history link squirrel1. Camster you are correct and I did think the Anschutz were the first of the 57's. Thanks for the good info guys.

squirrel1 12-02-2019 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by HUSHKABOOM (Post 11689735)
Thanks for the Cooper history link squirrel1. Camster you are correct and I did think the Anschutz were the first of the 57's. Thanks for the good info guys.

You are welcome.
I learned some thing too.

bonefisher 01-09-2020 09:58 PM

I have been absent from RFC for a long time. Have been busy with life and family. Went into a gun shop near my office tonight looking for a bore brush and walked out with a Cooper/Anschutz. I have a few rimfire rifles. Going to need to part with a couple to justify/fund this purchase. I have been thinning my small assortment of rifles and shotguns. Only keeping or acquiring guns that I love and will shoot. Hopefully this was a good purchase and will be an heirloom piece. The wood is beautiful and to my taste. I think is French Walnut. Gun was Originally purchased in 1999 and is in near mint condition. Going to part with a 1422d Annie and a Kimber of Oregon 82.

bonefisher 01-10-2020 12:40 PM

pics of Cooper-Anschutz
 
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couple of quick photos from purchase. Someone above requested them.

webfoot56 01-10-2020 06:34 PM

That is a very nice rifle! A rifle to be treasured for sure. Make sure you take it out and shoot it. Do not let it sit in a gun safe take it to the range and see the other shooters drool over it.:)

minimouse 01-10-2020 08:07 PM

bonefisher, that is a beautiful rifle. I have seen only one Cooper/Anschutz in the flesh, and the wood on the one I saw was rather plain given the $4500 asking price. Looks like you did much, much better than okay on yours. Congrats!

bonefisher 01-10-2020 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by webfoot56 (Post 11734419)
That is a very nice rifle! A rifle to be treasured for sure. Make sure you take it out and shoot it. Do not let it sit in a gun safe take it to the range and see the other shooters drool over it.:)

Thanks! There was a member here 5 or so years ago that had two of these for sale. They were super expensive. I wisely passed on both but have always remembered how nice they were. I thought that they were the best of both worlds. I have owned an Anschutz since age 16. I have never been a fan of their stocks. Probably would have ended up with a Cooper at some point. As a kid I spent great time debating between Kimber, Kleingunther, and Anschutz. For some reason I went with a Rem 541s as my first 22. Cut yards to fund it. I just gave my 10y old a 452 CZ. I am confident that an accurate .22lr is the best way to teach him to shoot well. Sadly he has cut no yards toward the acquisition of this rifle. I have had several custom centerfire hunting rifles built by the best accuracy gunsmiths. I currently hunt with a fairly light 6.5x47 Lapua that occasionally produces 100y groups under 1/4”. At the end of the day an amazing synthetic, centerfire hunting rifle is a tool. A great, wood stocked .22lr is a treasure. I have not spent much time with rimfire rifles in several years. Plan to go out and shoot “22’s” soon with my son.


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