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7MMGUY
September 18, 2010, 07:21 PM
I have an anschutz 1433 mannlicher stock 22 hornet made in 1974. Should it have Savage Arms on the receiver, I believe they were the importer in that time period. It is marked JG ANSCHUTZ not Savage.

Jim Watson
September 18, 2010, 07:39 PM
You would think so, a Google says Savage was in cahoots with Anschutz from 1963 - 1981. MY rifle of that era is marked Savage-Anschutz.

But maybe Savage wasn't the EXCLUSIVE importer for the US at the time.
Or maybe a home market model leaked through without the Savage stamp.

Hard to know after 36 years. Hard for me to tell the significance.

(I have seen Anschutz - Savage rifles on the 110 action for the European market and own an Anschutz - Miroku shotgun that is a kissing cousin to a Citori. They were getting around in those days.)

7MMGUY
September 18, 2010, 08:17 PM
My guess, it was purchased in Germany back in '74 and somehow made it to the USA. That way, no importer needed. Information on this subject seems a bit sparse.

Jim Watson
September 18, 2010, 08:29 PM
That did not occur to me at the moment, but it is likely the case.
We had a lot of troops in Germany at the time and the PX Rod & Gun Shops did a good business.
A friend has a Shiloh Sharps with German proofs.