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Old 11-24-2019, 09:37 AM
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The last one I saw on sale in Canada lasted less than 10 minutes.
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:03 AM
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About 4 years ago; I lucked into a "new old stock" (08) 453 Varmint with the fluted barrel in .17hmr.

With buying property on the lake and building the carriage house......it is still "new in the box".......even have a Nikon 6-18X 40mm Buckmaster scope and rings on the shelf........ and several hundred rounds of CCI ammo.

LOL don't even remember what the wood looks like..........................

IIRC these were a limited run..... any idea how many were imported?
What's one is worth these days??? MSRP back in 08 was $629
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:42 AM
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I suppose if you could find one, and if it was well taken care of, and if it had a nice piece of wood under it, and if you wanted it bad enough, you just might have to pay north of $1000/$1200 to get it.
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:30 PM
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Seriously, only 237? I woulda thought it was much higher.
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I suppose if you could find one, and if it was well taken care of, and if it had a nice piece of wood under it, and if you wanted it bad enough, you just might have to pay north of $1000/$1200 to get it. <img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />
That seems awfully high. I see the occasional 453 here on the trading post usually asking in the $700-$800 range for a nice one. I actually posted a want to buy about a year ago and had several people offer me one in that price range.
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Well noww that we know there are 237 of them..... im thinking another zero might be in order
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Well noww that we know there are 237 of them.....<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> im thinking another zero might be in order<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />
237 seems awfully low too considering how many members here own one. Some own a few. Does that number include more than one caliber?
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237 seems awfully low too considering how many members here own one. Some own a few. Does that number include more than one caliber?
The question was how many 453 varmints. Someone said 237. Im just going with the flow. But seriously, how many CZ fan boys do you think there are that dont belong to this forum? So fare weve seen pictures of 3, two tiger stripes and mine, the prettiest .

Maybe we should do a census?
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:59 AM
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I've got one in Canada.
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:19 AM
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OP asked about 453 Varmints in .22lr ......

Is the 237 number just .22lrs or all calibers of 453 Varmints????????????
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Don't know if I would describe myself as a fangirl, but we have a 453V in 22 LR and another one in 17 HMR with a fluted barrel and we will never sell them. At the time we found the 17 HMR version, there was also a shorter threaded barrel 453 V in 17 on the rack, but we went with the fluted barrel version. The 237 number seems awfully low on the 22 LRs, but, of course, I have now way of knowing. We have ours and that's what counts.
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This one is mine.

That makes two with nice tiger striped wood.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:26 AM
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237, might b possible. They made 1000 grand finales years ago and you can still buy then nib from retailers. I think the vast majority of rimfire shooters are happy with their Marrlin model 60s and Ruger 1022 s and that while the market for bolt actions is growing, that is being satisfied by the $250 plastic stock Savages and Rugers. Walnut and blue steel , especially back when the 453 s were being first sold, aren't the hottest sellers.
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That makes two with nice tiger striped wood.
Cross cut wood does show off the grain much better But its weaker, and might fail under the tremendous stress of being coveted
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:38 AM
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This one is mine.

What was the manufacture date for yours? My CZ 453 Varmint with a test target dated 09-12-2005, which I take to mean 9 December 2005 in the European fashion. The serial number matches the rifle.

I'm wondering if the pretty wood correlates with the initial batch or was just luck of the draw.

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My wood lottery CZ 453 Varmint test target date is about 5 months after the CZ press release announcing the CZ 453 in August 2005. The link is now dead, but here's the text:

http://cz-usa.com/press-releases/82/

August 2005

CZ-USA is pleased to introduce the CZ 453 bolt-action rimfire series now available in both the varmint and American models. The 453 takes the time tested platform of the CZ 452 and adds a fully adjustable, single set trigger system mechanically identical to that featured on the CZ 527 and CZ 550 centerfire rifles.

In addition to the single set trigger, the new CZ 453 retains all of the quality and accuracy of the 452. The CZ bolt-action rimfire rifles are manufactured from steel billets, not tubing or plastic. The barrels are hammer forged for accuracy and long life. The safety is located above the rear of the bolt and provides a positive firing pin block.

More on the single-set trigger:
The single-set trigger provides both a standard hunting and a light, target style trigger pull on the same rifle depending on the demands of the situation. By operating the rifle in the same manner as any other bolt-action rifle, the rifle functions with a normal hunting rifle trigger pull (adjustable down to 2 lbs). If you are shooting from the bench, or have time to set up for the shot, push the trigger forward until you feel and hear a click. Now your normal hunting rifle has a target trigger pull (adjustable to less than lb).

The CZ 453 American comes with a 5 round detachable magazine. Single shot adapters and 10 rd magazines are also available and are interchangeable with 452 models of the same caliber.

CZ 453 American: Barrel Length: 22.5; Weight: 6.17 lbs; LOP: 13.75
CZ 453 Varmint: Barrel Length: 20.9; Weight: 6.84 lbs; LOP: 13.75

MSRP for the CZ 453 American and Varmint is $530.00 in .22 LR and .17 Mach 2.

Contact: Jason Morton
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Given that the CZ 453 was not discontinued until 2011 and examples were still being assembled into 2012, I'm dubious that only 237 CZ 453 Varmints were imported in 5 years.
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