Grail gun from my youth

WeatherbyWeatherby Senior MemberPosts: 4,810 Senior Member
Pretty happy to have found one of these.
I've never seen or handled one.
It is a Savage- Anschutz model 54 sporter.
Dang gun pusher even put another gun in the closet for me while I was paying for this one.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,957 Senior Member
    That's a beauty.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,128 Senior Member
    That is cool, another gun I did not know I wanted until you posted a picture of it. Is the stock original?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    That is cool, another gun I did not know I wanted until you posted a picture of it. Is the stock original?

    Yes I guess it helps explain the Weatherby.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,147 Senior Member
    Don't all our grail guns come form our youth??!! Guess you CAN'T have to many .22's!!:tooth:

    Very nice looking rifle, and I'm sure it shoots as good as it looks!!
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    Al they were known for it.
    You can have too many .22's
    I still put another aside while paying for this though
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    That's a beauty.

    Thanks Zee I was probably 10 12 when the bug hit for one of these.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,306 Senior Member
    :love::love:
    What more can I say!!

    Sako
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    It is definitely a "full" size 22
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,306 Senior Member
    so your just going to tease us about what got "put in the closet" then?

    Sako
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    No you can post the lousy picture.
    My first outdoorsman.
    I thought it was a super rare 22-40 but may have been fooled
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    Too bad I don't have the eyes of my youth having a hard time with the sights.
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    That is gorgeous.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,750 Senior Member
    Excellent score Weatherby.

    Got given this one a few years ago. From my research it was made in 1963.

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    Came with this scope............

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    Been meaning to give it a clean up.................

    I have taken it to the range and put a few rounds through it. The scope seems original. I love the stock, it feels like a full sized rifle when shouldered.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    Sweet orchidman.... have you shot it?
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,750 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Sweet orchidman.... have you shot it?

    Took it to the range just after i got it and put some rounds through it more as a function test rather than to see how good she is. The rifle functioned flawlessly and from memory it showed lots of promise as a tack driver............but the scope, while a classic, was the limiting factor as it didnt seem to adjust readily.

    As I mentioned above, the stock is more akin to a full sized rifle stock in feel size and ergonomics. It feels like the stock on my Sako Vixen in 222 and is almost identical in size.

    When I get time I will spend some time with her and give her a thorough workout................but I am picking you will get there first lol.

    Oh, The rifle came with both a 5 shot and 10 shot mag.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,306 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    No you can post the lousy picture.
    My first outdoorsman.
    I thought it was a super rare 22-40 but may have been fooled


    super rare or not, it looks pretty nice.

    Sako
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    Orchidman get that sucker out.
    I do think you will be first as I'm in debt again.
    Thanks Tom....the other one looked pretty good too....hint hint
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,128 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Orchidman get that sucker out.
    I do think you will be first as I'm in debt again.
    Thanks Tom....the other one looked pretty good too....hint hint

    AGAIN, you find unicorns where none exist in my world.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,750 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Orchidman get that sucker out.
    I do think you will be first as I'm in debt again.

    Same as me unfortunately. Still have to pay for my last purchase which is sitting at my LGS waiting for me to bail it out. Then I have to buy a scope and rings suitable for the rifle.......:roll:
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    I can't ever seem to keep funds for glass.
    I do have an old **** tasco that is 6x24 I was thinking of throwing on. I think Knitepoet said they were popular years ago.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    Mounts are on the way....Scope will have to be the 6X24.
    All it will be mainly used for is paper and I can get by taking it out for an occasional squirrel hunt at least I think I can ?
    I'm dying to shoot the thing so range report soon.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,390 Senior Member
    High quality rifle. Built for adults, too. Someone asked if the stock was original, I think it is.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I have that scope on my target Ruger 77/22 with the Shillen Match heavy barrel and it is perfect. Hell on varmints like crows.

    good to hear thanks
    I just put a sling on it about 10 minutes ago....I'm ready to be trying this thing.
    If I'm lucky I may still have some wolf match to try if not I have a bunch of Aguila standard velocity to see if it likes.
    Hunter just passed his hunter safety last night so I'll have company in the woods
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    She is ready to rock and roll now...Scope is about the same vintage as the rifle.
    Took it out yesterday to let my son and the girl I hunt with function test.
    They have better eyes.
    I just couldn't resist sending a few down range.
    Function was 100%....trigger was fantastic.....Really liking this old Girl.

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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,306 Senior Member
    she's a beauty no doubt. Scope looks right in place.:love:

    Sako
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    Thanks Sako I feel a bit bad for the squirrels.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,139 Senior Member
    Thank you for the heads up :yousuck:
    She's BEAUTIFUL :love:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Took it to the range just after i got it and put some rounds through it more as a function test rather than to see how good she is. The rifle functioned flawlessly and from memory it showed lots of promise as a tack driver............but the scope, while a classic, was the limiting factor as it didnt seem to adjust readily.

    As I mentioned above, the stock is more akin to a full sized rifle stock in feel size and ergonomics. It feels like the stock on my Sako Vixen in 222 and is almost identical in size.

    When I get time I will spend some time with her and give her a thorough workout................but I am picking you will get there first lol.

    Oh, The rifle came with both a 5 shot and 10 shot mag.

    I had all kinds of problems with running out of adjustment
    On the scope both verically and horizontal. Quite a frustrating process. Today was a good day.I added a shim under the rear ring and finally found center. It definitely shows some real nice potential.
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Yes it does.

    That is a beautiful setup you have put together.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,810 Senior Member
    Yes it does.

    That is a beautiful setup you have put together.

    Thanks appreciate it Farm Boy.
    It's got to get benched now and see just what it will do.
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