Hammerli Tanner 300m Standardgewehr 7.5×55 Swiss Bolt Action Target Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1,545

WOA#: WY240316MC011

Make: Hammerli

Model: Tanner Standardgewehr, 300m Match Rifle

Serial#: 6295

Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1960s-1970s

Caliber: 7.5x55mm Swiss, GP 11

Action Type: Single-Shot Bolt Action Target Rifle with Adjustable Set-Trigger

Markings: The barrel has Swiss proofs on the top of the shank in front of the receiver. The top of the receiver is marked “Tanner” and “Hammerli / Switzerland”. The left of the receiver, in front of the rear sight mount, is marked “6295”, found again marked on the bolt body. There is no visible import mark (we have not removed the action from the stock).

Barrel Length: 29”

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a globe-style sight with an aperture crosshair insert mounted to the barrel with an offset collar. The size of the aperture can be adjusted with a dial. The rear sight is an aperture sight mounted to a rail integral to the left-rear of the receiver, adjustable for windage and elevation. Its aperture is also dial-adjustable. The rail is also drilled and tapped to accept other mounts.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock is a walnut target stock with a full-length accessory rail in the bottom of the forend, textured thumbhole pistol grip (right-handed) with thumb-shelf and adjustable alloy palm-shelf, raised comb with cheekpiece, and fully adjustable serrated alloy buttplate. There are stickers on the side of the stock which appear to be from Swiss rifle matches including one from Emmen and one from Lichtensteig. The stock has scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is handling wear in the grip areas and some spots of stubborn residue. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 12 5/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate and can be adjusted to approximately 15 1/4″. The plate has light wear. Overall, the stock is in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is some light wear in the trigger guard. The action shows light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, the rifle is in Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a set-trigger on the bottom of the trigger guard, the trigger must be set to fire. There is an external trigger adjustment knob on the right of the trigger guard. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This rifle comes with the installed swivel on the accessory rail, a hand-stop/swivel, an alloy hooked buttplate and a leather target sling with cuff.

Our Assessment: If anyone should know about building quality target rifles, it is the Swiss. The history of the Swiss Rifle Clubs goes back to 1824. The national policy of compulsory military service combined with the popularity of marksmanship competition has likely played a large part in their long history of peace and neutrality. This Tanner Standardgewehr is a 300m match rifle distributed by Hammerli and was made around the 1960s or 1970s. Despite this, it is in quite nice condition, having wear in the stock consistent with a match rifle of this age, but having a great bore, strong mechanics, and very little sign of wear in the metal. These rifles have been used to win a number of competitions, but are fairly scarce here in America. The stickers on the massive target stock likely indicate that this rifle was actually used in competitions in Switzerland, but it has now made its way to the States. The rifle has a number of interesting features including its offset target sights, unique set-trigger design, and external trigger adjustment which can be operated without tools while the shooter is on the line. Switzerland’s loss can be your gain, and this should still prove to be a wonderful target rifle for years to come. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Hammerli Tanner 300m Standardgewehr 7.5x55 Swiss Bolt Action Target Rifle
Hammerli Tanner 300m Standardgewehr 7.5×55 Swiss Bolt Action Target Rifle