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J.P. Sauer 16 Ga -MODEL 30E, 1953, 98% FACTORY FINISH


SKU: J.P. Sauer 16ga BLE Model 30E sn406172 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: J.P. Sauer, Year 1953, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz., Chokes IC/IM, LOP 14 5/8″, DAH 2 3/4″, DAC 1 1/2″
Serial Number:  406172

J.P. Sauer & Sohn have been makers of fine firearms for nearly 3 centuries, producing some of the most ornate and well-engineered shotguns ever made. Post WWII with the Soviet Union controlling Suhl Germany, the company was amalgamated with several other East German gunmakers that produced J.P. Sauer guns often labeled in tandem with the original maker and the newer entity. This Sauer shows this feature, being labeled “Fortuna FERMERLY (formely) J.P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl Germany. This beautiful J.P. Sauer, sn406172 proofed in 1953, is in very high, FACTORY ORIGINAL CONDITION INCLUDING WOOD AND METAL, ALL PARTS ORIGINAL TO THE GUN, UNMOLESTED FOR OVER 70 YEARS. The Model 30E was the mid-grade of J.P. Sauer’s boxlock action, modeled after the Anson Deeley design with improvements including intercepting sears and scalloped back of the action as part of the “upgrade”. This Sauer is just how you want to find a vintage side x side…99% factory barrel blue, 98% factory case color, 95% factory trigger guard blue, most of the factory finish on the nicely figured European walnut stock, perfect screws and wood-to-metal fit, and crisp mechanics. The barrels are tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face and are secured with 7 locking mechanisms including double underlug bites, sideclips, Greener cross bolt, rib extension, and barrel lug through the bottom of action, each preventing the movement of the barrels on the action during the firing sequence. The 28” IC/M barrels have mirror shiny bores, tight ribs, clear engraving and matting, and factory 2 ¾” chambers. This is a J.P. Sauer that was built explicitly for the American sportsman, as it lacks the European characteristics of the cheek piece and sling swivels…much more desirable than the Euro models. Vintage Firearms, Inc. staff have thoroughly inspected this Sauer for function and safety, and she all checks out like a new gun. We stripped the action and forend iron to the smallest parts, Ultrasonic cleaned and scrubbed all parts to shiny metal, inspected all for integrity and function, lubricated and reassembled, providing a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, a $375 service in our shop. VFI CERTIFIED GUNS have a 90-day mechanical warranty providing confidence you are buying a fine shotgun that will provide years of service in the field. Having these important services already complete should be very comforting to the new owner of this J.P. Sauer shotgun. Weighing just 6lbs. 6oz. and balanced just ahead of the hinge pin, she is sweet in the hand! See the specifications in the tables below, examine the photos closely, and you will see an extraordinarily fine German double gun that will be just as deadly in the field as it will on the clays course. She needs nothing but a new owner, a date for the clays course, and many journeys to the uplands!  Affordably priced and a rare find, don’t let this one get away. Thanks for looking.



Barrel Length:   28″
Chokes:   .009/.022 IC/IM
Bores:   mirror
Bore Diameter:   .669/.671
Wall Thickness:   .031/.030
% Blue:   99% factory blue
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:  front brass
Action:  Greener x bolt, 7 lock mechanisms
Ejectors: strong, timed
Receiver Condition:   98% vivid factory case color
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   light scroll, decorative borders
Trigger Type:   Double- crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   95% factory charcoal blue
Type:   English/splinter; Euro walnut w/fiddleback, straight grain
LOP:   14 5/8″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14 3/16″
DAH:   2 3/4″
DAC:   1 1/2″
Cast:   1/8″ off
Checkering Condition:   excellent factory
Butt Treatment:   factory butt plate
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI, WI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $110.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking! We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs “tweaked”, let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns “as found” and others want them “just so”. We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.
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