ANSCHUTZ 1827 F WALNUT BIATHLON RIFLE
Biathlon fascinates millions.
More than 97% of all biathletes worldwide successfully
shoot an ANSCHÜTZ 1827 F Biathlon rifle.
From 1979 the rules required a small bore rifle with rim cartridge primer in cal. .22 l.r. (5.6 mm) for biathlon shooting. This caliber, next to air rifle shooting, is used exclusively for the Olympic Summer Games for rifles disciplines. These small bore rifles are relatively heavy, up to 7.5 kg and have a cylinder action with lateral bolt handle which is lifted and pulled back for loading to feed the cartridge in by hand. Subsequently the action is pulled forward and locked by the lateral bolt handle which is turned downwards. When the biathletes turned to small bore rifles the cylinder action of J.G. ANSCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KG was equipped with a repeater device and a 5-shot magazine and the weight of the rifle was reduced to 4.5 kg. With the extremely light firing pin with only 4 mm travel this rifle got an extremely short locktime of 4 m/s, i. e. that the bullet left the barrel after 4 m/s after the shot had been released by the trigger. It is of utmost importance for the shooter that the bullet leaves the barrel as fast as possible after shot release to reduce aiming mistakes.
Biathlon front sight 6865, five 5-shot magazines, extra firing pin, adapter for dry firing, 2 raiser blocks, screw driver, Allan key and manual with original test target.