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Old 10-02-2019, 02:42 PM
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I just bought a used Anschutz 1808EDS. It'll be a couple weeks before I actually get my hands on it. Serial number is about 231XXX I believe built about 1990 I think.
My question is as a bench rest type shooter I don't want or need that fugly so called 13" Bloop tube with barrel weights hanging off the end of the barrel.
So when I remove the bloop tube what am I going to find ? a "threaded barrel" end I hope. Does Anschutz make a smaller/shorter version of a barrel weight that will screw on? Small will look nice and protect the threads, if it has threads.
I bought it because it looks a little bit like the 54.18 MS I bought new years ago and sold like a dumb A--.
Any help or tips, advice, etc is welcome.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:55 PM
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It is threaded. The threads are M18x1. Some of the later rifles came with a short, about 3 1/2" long tube, instead of the long one with weights. The early (1988 or so) 54.18 MS rifles were 1808 barreled actions in a silhouette stock. The barrels were marked 1808 and later 54MS.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:50 AM
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I had a short extension tube machined for mine and attached the weights to that.
I also had a couple of 18X1 thread protectors machined so that I can remove both weights and extension tube.
I also have a tuner which is bored to suit the OD of the thread protector.
I've shot this rifle in all configurations and have achieved the best accuracy from my 1808EDS by shooting the barrel bare with NOTHING attached
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:51 AM
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Yes that's it, that's what I need as shown in the pic. Now if I can just find one.
I read somewhere on here there's a place in TX I think who has a bunch of Anschutz parts and accessories. I saw it on here days ago but can't find it again.
I believe it was IIS or ISI, something along those lines? Maybe someone on here knows where I can buy one?
Sounds like the "Down Under"shooter has a nice setup.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:52 AM
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:01 AM
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Thanks for the ISS info. they may have what I want
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:54 PM
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1808 EDS

Did these rifles come factory drilled and tapped for scope?
The one I've bought does have scope bases already on it.
The new 54.18 Silhouette rifle I had back in the late 80's was not drilled and tapped.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:31 PM
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Did these rifles come factory drilled and tapped for scope?
My 1986 1808EDS is drilled and tapped

Here's a few pics of that muzzle area. I used a piece of hydraulic jack handle from my workshop which just happened to be the same OD as the 1808 barrel to make a short extension tube for the weight set.




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Old 10-04-2019, 12:44 PM
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Did these rifles come factory drilled and tapped for scope?
The one I've bought does have scope bases already on it.
The new 54.18 Silhouette rifle I had back in the late 80's was not drilled and tapped.
The first Anschutz I bought was in 1987 or 1988. it was drilled and tapped. It was a 1808eds barreled action in the non thumbhole silhouette stock. Every metallic silhouette rifle I have ever seen was drilled and tapped along with being grooved.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:30 PM
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Nice job on the adapter set up for your 1808 and beautiful pictures.
I called Mr. Stepp at ISS, he says there is no short barrel weight or thread protector that he knows of for the 1808. I'm finding this hard to believe but never argue with experience.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:40 PM
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My new 1808 EDS and I mean new cuz it appears unfired has a date code of IH,
I can't find anything for this code. I think the rifle is late 1980's or early 1990's.
Maybe someone on here can tell me something?
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:31 PM
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Your date code should be right in front of your action on left side of barrel

A 2 digit letter code Like I.E. = 1984
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:14 AM
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IH = 1987
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Old 10-06-2019, 03:28 PM
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Thanks HJA8 for the Date. 30 years old and it looks like it just rolled off the assembly line.
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Old 10-06-2019, 03:32 PM
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Since I can't buy a shorter weight tube I think I'll have my gunsmith shorten the 13-1/2 inch tube by about 8-1/2 inches. I'll be able to leave it on the rifle even thou it won't really serve any purpose, the gun will look better.
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