Hakim military trainer
This was an underlever taploading .22 cal military trainer, made in Germany by Anschütz in around 1954 and sent to the Egyptian army.
They were training aids for the Swedish-designed Ljungmann automatic rifle, which was manufactured under license in Egypt (source: Mike Driskill). Many examples were reimported to Europe and at least one large batch brought to the US in the 1980s(?), where they were sold cheaply.
It was common to find they had sand in the cylinders and the walnut stocks were often in a dented, battered condition, consistent with having been maltreated by military cadets.
Many Hakims have since been restored and they now command high prices. It was a long, heavy air rifle, of good quality, although some manufacturing quality issues have been identified. But they seem to have been very hard wearing considering the use they were put to. Some examples seem to have escaped the usual wear and tear altogether.
They had lead weights in the butt and fore end of the stock, which explains the overall weight. With thanks to Yegor for these pics.
This example has had stock damage, since repaired.
Thanks to Steve for these pics:
LG54 (sporter version of Hakim)
This is the very rare civilian version of the Hakim, of which only a small number were made around 1954. It had a strong resemblance to the Falke models 80 and 90, which were launched in early 1952, so may have been a copy. Some parts of the Anschutz, such as the cocking linkage, was of markedly inferior construction compared to the Falkes. The rearsight, although substantial, was also quite crude by comparison, using pressings where the Falke parts were machined from solid steel.
Anschütz 335 First model, 333, 330
With thanks to Frank
These are all members of the 300 series made by Anschutz
The differences are in the stock,sights and barrels. All 3 guns have the same action and adjustable triggers,I have fitted them all with the same (powerfull) spring that belongs in the 335 "Weitschuss" rifle. By doing that,the 330 has become an amazing little rifle !!
Anschütz JGA 1950s(?) break barrel
With thanks to POTOP and Robert for permission to post these pics. It bears several obvious similarities to a rifle made by prominent firearm manufacturer Krieghoff (see KRIEGHOFF).
Frank (Frakor) gives this opinion: "I think Krieghoff made them under their own name and produced for Anschutz in those early years after the war. Numbers made must have been very low, because Krieghoff was allowed to make firearms again, very soon after the restart."
Anschütz Superair 2001
Single stroke pneumatic (SSP). Spotted on eGun. With thanks to Eberhard for the heads up.
Anschütz LG54 (civilian Hakim)
Spotted on eGun.de. The seller has set a minimum on his auction of 1,300 euros.
Anschütz Superair 2002
Single stroke pneumatic (SSP)
With thanks to Ian for these pics. He says: "Very pretty rifle, very easy to cock & load, the whole thing from butt to muzzle oozes quality.
The upgraded cocking arm "buffer" with the "V" notch in the action is one thing I particularly like compared to the 2001 model."
Cocking arm buffer & "V" notch