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Old 01-31-2018, 07:50 PM
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Current Value of an Anschutz 54.18 MSR



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I have an Anschutz 54.18 MSR (the repeater version of the metallic silhouette model) up for sale in Canada (surplus to my needs after re-acquiring my Calfee-Anschutz 54.18). It is in good used condition, and I've had it pillar-bedded by one of the top 2-3 accuracy gunsmiths in Canada.

What do these sell for these days in the U.S.? I realize that the U.S. and Canadian markets may differ a little, but a typical U.S. price would be useful information for me.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:20 PM
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The single shot 54.18 goes for around $1500 these days. The MSR naturally commands a premium over that. $1800 or so?
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I could see a nice one bringing 2200.
No less than 1800.
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:23 AM
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I have a 54.18 MSR in a McMillan silhouette stock and, as an owner, I can say I would take no less than $2K, if it were for sale, which it is not. Of course, one may luck into a highly motivated seller, you never know.
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Old 02-01-2018, 04:18 PM
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Thanks, guys. That's really helpful. Mine is the original wood-stocked model:



I may hang on to it.
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Thanks, guys. That's really helpful. Mine is the original wood-stocked model:



I may hang on to it.
I would, if I were you. They are a hard gun to find.
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:28 PM
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Thanks, guys. That's really helpful. Mine is the original wood-stocked model:



I may hang on to it.
I don't know of your situation, but I had two of these rifles, both custom bedded in McMillan silhouette stocks. I sold one about 20 years ago, and I'm still kicking myself! The other will be buried with me, along with a certain 20 ga. sxs that I covet. Seriously, it is a great rifle, and will only become more valuable. If you don't need to sell it, don't.
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When I picked mine up a couple of years ago, they were routinely selling for $2200 - $2500, and I saw a few that sold for over $2700. After getting mine though, I quit checking prices, but feel confident that $2200 or more is very reasonable.
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Thanks, guys. That's really helpful. Mine is the original wood-stocked model:



I may hang on to it.
Just get a bigger safe!
That's what I'd do
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The single shot 54.18 goes for around $1500 these days. The MSR naturally commands a premium over that. $1800 or so?
Why would the MSR command a premium over the single-shot MS?
Were there fewer of them made?

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The answer is supply versus demand. The repeaters are in higher demand generally. Anschutz originally made the 54.18 as a single shot but silhouette shooters wanted a repeater and thus the 54.18 MSR was born. Even scarcer is the MSR in the thumbhole 1808 stock, considered by some to be the best factory silhouette rifle ever. Having owned four Anschutz's including the 54.18 MSR in 1808 stock, I can state it was the most accurate rimfire rifle I ever owned.

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Dave

The answer is supply versus demand. The repeaters are in higher demand generally. Anschutz originally made the 54.18 as a single shot but silhouette shooters wanted a repeater and thus the 54.18 MSR was born. Even scarcer is the MSR in the thumbhole 1808 stock, considered by some to be the best factory silhouette rifle ever. Having owned four Anschutz's including the 54.18 MSR in 1808 stock, I can state it was the most accurate rimfire rifle I ever owned.

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Thanks HAL 9! Much appreciated.
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Dave

The answer is supply versus demand. The repeaters are in higher demand generally. Anschutz originally made the 54.18 as a single shot but silhouette shooters wanted a repeater and thus the 54.18 MSR was born. Even scarcer is the MSR in the thumbhole 1808 stock, considered by some to be the best factory silhouette rifle ever. Having owned four Anschutz's including the 54.18 MSR in 1808 stock, I can state it was the most accurate rimfire rifle I ever owned.

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What is the perceived benefit of a thumbhole stock?
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What is the perceived benefit of a thumbhole stock?
Looks *****in' and is no doubt stronger.
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Looks *****in' and is no doubt stronger.
The strength part is self evident, although I'm not sure that it is of much consequence for this particular application.

The looks part...well, I guess that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Normally, I find your taste in firearms to be impeccable, but not in this case.
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