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 Post subject: Pre-War JP Sauer... Need help with Model/Grade
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:09 am 
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I am in the middle of sorting through the estate firearms of the patriarch of the gun shop I work at. I have most of it under control but this little 20 ga Sauer has thrown me for a loop.

Its a pre-war, Prussian made gun. There really isn't much available on the net about the various grades and models of these guns. We aren't likely going to be selling it but I would like to know an approx. ball park figure on its worth if at all possible just so I can fill in a blank on my inventory sheet.

Below are some pictures to help. I greatly appreciate it.

Andy



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 Post subject: Re: Pre-War JP Sauer... Need help with Model/Grade
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:15 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Pre-War JP Sauer... Need help with Model/Grade
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:47 am 
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Hi Andy,

what you have is a beautiful (!) Sauer model VIIIE (a model VIII with ejectors) made around 1911 approximately. Can't give a ballpark figure about the value, but your gun is really one of the better Sauers and it seems to be in good condition.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Hi Andy,

what you have is a beautiful (!) Sauer model VIIIE (a model VIII with ejectors) made around 1911 approximately. Can't give a ballpark figure about the value, but your gun is really one of the better Sauers and it seems to be in good condition.

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Martin



Thanks for you reply Martin. This gun really is a peach. For a collection of over 38 double guns including half a dozen parkers, half a dozen LC Smiths, an AH Fox, 4 or 5 Sterlingworths, an Uncle Dan Levfever (which is a jewel also) and some unfired superposed gusn.... this one is definately the standout. Locks up tight as the day it was proofed. Only other one I've seen similar to this was much more deeply relief engraved with gold inlays and had a scallopped receiver and side clips. We sold that gun at the shop I worked at in SC and I think we got over 4 for it. This gun is actually in better shape though and it seems that the value of it doesn't preclude it from actually being hunted with either (cause what good is a gun you don't shoot!).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:58 pm 
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That little gun is a peach! I love my Sauers, and that gun would be highly prized, for sure. 8)



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