Julia’s Extraordinary Firearms Auction
Auction: October 1st & 2nd, 2012
Preview: Sept. 28th-30th, 2012
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REVISED: 10/1/2012 ~ Additional Information: There is a very slight bulge in both shotgun barrels; 2” from muzzle.
*J. P. SAUER MODEL 3000 LUX DRILLING. SN G1062. Cal. 12 x 12 x 30-06. This 1963 production Drilling was the top of the line, featuring highest quality of finish including game scene engraving, French walnut stock, and horn trigger guard. This fine combination gun has 23-3/4" bbls with pop-up rear sight mounted in flat, matted, full length rib. Bbls are stamped "J. P. Sauer & Sohn Gegr. 1751 in Suhl", "Made in Western Germany", "Spezial Laufstahl Bochumer Verein", and with caliber. Shotgun bbls are marked for 2-3/4" chambers, as well as full and half choke. Caliber is stamped on rifle bbl. All bbls are stamped "Nitro-Proved". Sling loop is soldered to rifle bbl. Coin finished blitz action has rifle/ shotgun selector on top tang, Greener type side safety, three pin cocking indicators, and side clips. Front trigger is set. Action is engraved with simple medium scroll, with well cut vignettes of game; stag on left, fox on right side. Bottom of action has Sauer logo. Nicely streaked and figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2" over Sauer logo composition buttplate with white line spacer, and features hogback comb, right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and sling loop on toe line. A fine quality rubber backed leather sling is installed. One piece matching beavertail forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.719, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.035. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.035. Drop at heel: Approx 3", drop at comb: Approx 1-3/4", Drop at face: Approx 2". Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-1/2". PROVENANCE: Orig price list, showing this model at a price of US$285.00 with an upcharge of US$30.00 for caliber 30-06. (Plain model 3000 was US$240.00.) Orig sighting target. Sauer catalog depicting this drilling, and a special leaflet featuring Sauer guns. CONDITION: Excellent, very near new, showing slight evidence of having been fired (slightest halos and extractor wipe marks on breechface). Only very slight and minor marks on bbls and stocks. Brilliant bores, tight action. 4-46375 MGM34 (4,000-6,000)
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