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Old 12-01-2019, 09:23 AM
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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
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:41 AM
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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.

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Old 12-01-2019, 11:51 AM
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Do either of you have pictures you could post. I would really like to see one of these....

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Old 12-02-2019, 01:42 AM
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Camster were they a Cooper 57 before the 57M came out?
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:33 AM
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Here’s a pic of one- 22 hornet. Some good looking wood.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...n_id=100838347
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:38 AM
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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.
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:21 AM
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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
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:39 AM
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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.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:56 PM
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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.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:58 PM
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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.
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