Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dilemma: Anschutz Palm Rest #4841/2

To keep or not to keep. That's the question today. I'm conflicted, as I'm in possession of an incredibly cool Anschutz palm rest that I'm holding--maybe selling--for a friend. He's up in years and doesn't do ebay or gunbroker. I'm either going to buy it for my Anschutz LG380 rifle or sell it off for him. Either way, he gets the money and I get either the palm rest or the remorse.

Figured I'd post some pics of it and share it with the blog as it's a fairly esoteric piece of precision shooting equipment that we don't often see.

It's huge. Adjusts in every possible way. Angle, height, cant... The black stippled handle is even removable and can be attached directly to the bottom of the forearm rail.

Virtually mint condition.

I've got an Anszhutz catalog printed in 1984 that shows this exact piece, though I know they made it for several years.

Don't we all do this with our hobbies? Come across something we want, but really can't justify buying? Part of the conflict is the fact that palm rests like this aren't permitted in 10-meter competition anymore and I'm going to attempt to start shooting at the club level again this winter.

Yeah, I know. Boo hoo. Poor me and my dilemmas. So, it's not inexpensive, but it's not quite insane money either--and it is period correct for my match rifle. See? Now, I'm starting to justify it.


Ryan said...


derrick38 said...

So, I'm just going to buy it and figure out what to do with it at a later date. If I didn't have an Anschutz, this would be an easy decision.

Anonymous said...

Please let me know how much you want for it. I have an 1813l from 1981 and though this is from a later year, it would replace the one I no longer have.

derrick38 said...

Sorry, Barry. I decided to keep it for the LG380. Maybe try EdinKillie or Champion Shooter Supply?

Anonymous said...

I used to use one of those attached to a full-on Anschutz smallbore rifle in the early '90's.
Great hardware. I miss it.


yoyo said...

I've been looking for one for my 1413 for very long time... you lucky man.

yoyo said...

I've been looking for one to put on my 1413 for a long time. You lucky man!