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Lot 1278: *J. P. SAUER M3000 DRILLING.

Firearms Auction Extraordinaire! - Day 1

by James D. Julia

October 6, 2009

Fairfield, ME, USA

Live Auction
  • *J. P. SAUER M3000 DRILLING.
  • *J. P. SAUER M3000 DRILLING.
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Description: *SN G7034. Cal. 12 x 12 x 222 Rem. 25" Steel barrels are marked "Mod. 3000" and "Krupp Spezial" (3 ring logo) and "Laufstahl" on top of right bbl, and "J. P. Sauer & Sohn GMBH Gegrundet 1751", "Made in Western Germany",and "12/70.222REM." on left. Bbl flats have German nitro proofs, "12/70", "2-3/4"", ".222 Rem" and SN. Bottom of bbl has sling eye and loop soldered on. Full length matted top rib has cross bolt extension, automatic 100 yard rear sight, and longitudinally dovetailed sourdough type front bead. Blitz trigger plate action has cocking indicators, cross bolt, side clips, scalloped back, Greener type safety, and double triggers with front trigger set. Action is engraved with scroll and game animals; right side portraying a fox flushing a pair of ducks; left a pair of meandering roebuck. Bottom of action has stylized scroll, and is stamped "Original Sauer & Sohn". Steel trigger guard has matching scroll. Shotgun/ rifle selector is on top tang. Dark, lightly streaked European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2" over Sauer logo composition buttplate with white line spacer and features hogback comb, sling eye with loop, right hand shadow line cheek piece, 18 LPI checkering with line border, and composition grip cap with white line spacer. Splinter forend has Deeley release with wood and checkering to match buttstock. Bore diameter: left -.718, right -.717. Bore restrictions: left -.021, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.042. Drop at heel: 2-15/16", drop at comb:1-9/16". Weight: 7 lbs. 12.5 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, near new with only a very few minor handling marks in buttstock. Bluing is thinning on trigger guard. Bores are excellent, no visible imperfections. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. 4-37513 MGM13

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