How To Clean A 1913 Anschutz Target Rifle

14.3 lbs / 12,3 lbs


Single loader

1913 in stock 1907


.22 l.r.

Barrel length:

69 cm / 27.1"


69 cm / 27.1"

Total length:

116 cm / 45.6"

Sighting line:

80 cm / 31.4"


5,0 kg / 11.0 lbs


Single loader

Assembly, fitting the ANSCHUTZ barreled action

The stock, the barreled action and the bolt are packed separately for shipment and need to be assembled. However, do not do this until you have followed all the procedures listed below.

•Wipe away excess oil from the barreled action and the bolt.

• Insert the cocked bolt (also see chapter „Disassemble the bolt"). The bolt is cocked when the red ring at the end of the bolt is visible (see picture).

• Insert the barreled action into the barrel channel in the stock and press both parts together. Please note that the abutment must fit exactly to the shape of the reciever in the stock as otherwise correct joining together of both parts cannot be guaranteed. The top surface of the abutment must not touch the bottom of the receiver, however.

Note: The abutment in the stock must be inserted into the mill-out at the bottom of the receiver. It must not touch it, however.

• Screw in bedding screws with enclosed Allen wrench Model No. 4406 (Order No. 710.6301). First slightly tighten all screws. Then tighten the front screws and subsequently the rear screws (in the direction of the muzzle). For correct adjustments we recommend our torque wrench model No. 4405 (Order No. 700.6180), which is to be adjusted to 5 Nm (= 50 cmkp) for wood stocks and to 6 Nm (60 cmkp) for aluminum stocks.

• Pull a cleaning patch through the barrel from the chamber towards the muzzle several times.

After assembly for the first time large settlements of the stock wood may occur. Consequently we suggest that you tighten the screws once more in the manner described after some time. Check the the screws before every shooting.

How Stop Catridg The Barrel

Cocking, loading and safety operation

• Degrease the bolt and the interior of the barrel without leaving lint.

• Open the bolt and pull it back to the stop. Carefully insert an approved cartridge with the bullet forward with the thumb into the chamber. Make sure that the bullet is not damaged.

• Now push the bolt forward to close the breech and ensure that the bolt handle is pushed completely downwards to lock it. The bolt is now locked and cocked.

•After firing, lift the bolt handle and pull the bolt fully to the rear. This will cock the bolt again and eject the empty case.

The safety is located on the left-hand side of the receiver. It can be operated in cocked position.

The rifle is

• safe, when the „S" (safe) is visible but the „F" (fire) is covered

• ready for shooting when the „F" (fire) is visible but the „S" (safe) is covered.


For safety reasons the rifle must immediately be unloaded if you intend to stop shooting. Unlock and open the bolt. This will eject the cartridge. Please also see safety instructions for the handling of rifles and pistols.


To disassemble the bolt

• Depress the bolt stop at the left hand side of the receiver (procedure with true left hand rifles vice-versa) and keep it pressed until the bolt is completely removed from the receiver.

•For disassembling, unlock the bolt by rotating the bolt handle clockwise (for left-handed bolts counter-clockwise). The red signal pin protruding at the end of the cocked bolt will disappear into the cap.

•Unscrew the cap. Attention: During the first twists you can hear a ratcheting sound.

• The firing pin and the associated parts of the bolt may be removed now one after the other.

•To remove the firing pin spring from the firing pin push back the front spring support until it stops and twist it slightly to the right or the left (approx. 1/4 turn).

You can now easily remove the spring support together with the spring by pulling it forward.

To reassemble the bolt:

Note: the sequence and position of the parts can be seen from the drawing.

• First push back the firing pin spring then the front spring support over the firing pin. Push back the spring support until it stops and lock by twisting it slightly either clockwise or counter-clockwise (approx. 1/4 turn).

• Hold the bolt body perpendicular to the ground. Slide the bolt handle with its wide front surface to the front onto the end of the bolt body. Turn the bolt handle until the cocking cam is in line with the slot at the end of the bolt body.

• Insert the complete firing pin with spring and spring support with the pin first into the bolt body and ensure that its lug penetrates the longitudinal slot.

•Attach the cover sleeve and rear spring support with its slotted end towards the front of the bolt body. This can only be done when the guide tab at the base of oneslot is lined up with the slot in the bolt body.

• Finally insert the signal pin, large end first, and the small compression spring and screw on the bolt cap.

•Before inserting the assembled bolt in the reciever, recock the bolt by rotating the bolt handle counter-clockwise (for left-handed bolts clockwise).

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Your ANSCHÜTZ target rifle offers you a versatility of individual adjusting properties. Please make sure that your rifle always is unloaded when carrying out adjustments.

Trigger adjustments 1. Trigger weight

Adjust the trigger weight with set screw No. 10 (silver screw):

• if you turn it to the right: trigger weight is increased (+)

• if you turn it to the left: trigger weight is decreased (-)

Trigger weight and first stage weight depend on each other with regard to the mechanic mechanism. If one of them is changed there will always be a corresponding change of the other as well.

To move trigger cam No. 11 :

• lowest position of the trigger cam: lowest trigger weight

• highest position of the trigger cam: highest trigger weight

If the trigger weight is to be more than 200 g, the trigger cam No. 11 must be adjusted to the highest position (turn it by 180° and fix it then). To do this you need a 2 mm hex key and perhaps tweezers.

• if you turn it to the left: You release the screw

• if you turn it to the right: You tighten the screw


Please ensure the trigger cam is positioned correctly. Be very careful tightening the small cam screw as it is easily broken!

Please check the sear engagement according to paragraph No. 3 when you have finished this process. It might have to be adjusted as well. The precise adjustments of the trigger weight and first stage weight are carried out with the set screws No. 10 (trigger weight) and No.9 (first stage weight).

2. First stage weight (only for two-stage triggers)

Adjust first stage weight with set screw No. 9 (black screw):

first stage weight is increased (+)

first stage weight is decreased (-)

Trigger weight and first stage weight depend on each other with regard to the mechanic mechanism. If one of them is changed there will always be a corresponding change of the other as well.


Do not reduce either trigger weight screw to zero or lower as the trigger pull may become erratic.

3. Sear engagement

The sear engagement is the distance between the second stage and the release of the trigger.

Important note:

To protect your precise trigger and to guarantee perfect operation you should always close the action carefully. If the sear engagement of single stage triggers is too small and the trigger weight is too low or if the first stage of two-stage triggers is too short, the trigger might release inadvertently by a sudden impact or too powerful closing of the action if the rifle is loaded and not in the "safe" position. Adjustment of the sear engagement for two-stage triggers with set screw No. 5:

sear engagement is shortened

sear engagement is extended

Adjustment of an optimum sear engagement: Make sure your rifle is not loaded. Cock your rifle and release the trigger. Check if the trigger releases as desired.

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The sear engagement is too long: There is a small distance between the second stage and the release of the trigger.

•Turn set screw No. 5 clockwise after cocking and releasing (approximately 1/8 turn each). •Repeat this process until you do not feel the second stage anymore. Then turn 1/5 turn back to the left. Thus the optimum sear engagement is adjusted.

The sear engagement is too short: There is no second stage. The trigger releases undefined without second stage.

•Turn set screw No. 5 counter-clockwise for at least 1/4 turn after cocking. Then release the trigger and check if there is a second stage. If not, repeat this procedure until you feel a second stage. •As soon as you feel a second stage proceed according to the points of the paragraph „The sear engagement is too long" to obtain an optimum sear engagement.

For the adjustment of the sear engagement for single stage triggers with set screw No. 5 see point 7:

4. First stage (only for single stage triggers):

The single stage is the distance between the trigger blade from zero position to the second stage.

Adjustment of first stage with set screw No. 4:

• if you turn it to the right: first stage is shortened

• if you turn it to the left: first stage is extended


Set screw No. 4 (first stage) can be turned past the second stage function. In this case the trigger does not work anymore. Danger! Do not under no circumstances remove the first stage completely in order to change the two-stage trigger into a single stage trigger.

5. Trigger stop:

The trigger stop is the distance from the second stage to the stop of the trigger blade.

Adjustment of the trigger stop with set screw No. 8:

• if you turn it to the right: overtravel is shortened

• if you turn it to the left: overtravel is extended


The trigger stop set screw No. 8 can be turned over the second stage or first stage function. Malfunction (the trigger does not release)!

6. Adjustment of the trigger blade

• Trigger blade No. 6 can be moved in the longitudinal guide and can be tilted laterally.

7. Change of two-stage trigger into single stage trigger

Adjusting process:

•Turn first stage weight screw No. 4 clockwise until you have reached the maximum first stage.

•Turn set screw No. 5 (first stage) clockwise until the trigger releases. •Turn set screw No. 5 from this position approx. 1/4 turn counter-clockwise. The trigger is now adjusted to single stage operation, there is no more first stage.


Single stage triggers are very sensitive and must be operated with special care.

The sear engagement of 5/100 mm is obtained after the action is closed. In combination with a minimum trigger weight there might be a malfunction and an increased risk (independent shot release).

8. Change of single stage trigger into two-stage trigger

•Turn trigger stop set screw No. 8 approx. 2 1/2 turns to the left (adjust max. trigger stop longer).

• Release the safety of the trigger and cock the rifle.

•Turn set screw No. 5 approx. 2 1/2 turns counter-clockwise. •You should now feel a second stage

• To adjust the optimum sear engagement proceed according to paragraph 3.

• Perhaps you have to adjust the first stage according to paragraph 4, the trigger stop according to paragraph 5, the trigger weight according to paragraph 1 and the first stage weight according to paragraph 2 to the desired values.

9. Malfunctions of the trigger due to wrong adjustment procedure

If the trigger is not adjusted correctly malfunctions may occur, tampering with the trigger adjustments will not result in any success. Therefore proceed as follows: After every change the function of the trigger must be checked. When the malfunction is removed check the desired trigger values and adjust them again if necessary.

The trigger catches the firing pin, but the trigger does not release:

• Make sure that the safety of the trigger is released.

• Check if there is a trigger cam and that it is attached correctly.

•The trigger stop set screw No. 8 is screwed in too much. Turn it a few turns

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The trigger does not catch the cocking piston or firing pin:

• Set screw No. 4 (first stage) is screwed in too much.

•Check to see if the spring is correctly attached and not defective.

The first stage trigger is adjusted too tightly:

• Turn set screw No. 5 stepwise 1/4 turn to the right until the firing pin is caught.

Catch rebound spring is too weak or defective:

11. Maintenance

Please see chapter „Cleaning, maintenance, care, lubrication".

Important note:

To protect your highly accurate trigger and to maintain perfect functioning always close the bolt carefully.


If you change the trigger remove the bolt from the receiver when fitting the trigger as otherwise the trigger will be damaged.

• Send your trigger to the factory or your service center for inspection.

10. Safety

On the left side of the trigger there is a safety lever. Please see chapter „Cocking, loading and safety operation".

Order No.


Two-stage trigger

Single-stage trigger

Adjusted to

Right hand version

Left hand version

For models

For small bore models production years

For small bore models serial-no. starting from

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