Vintage Firearms Inc


J.P. Sauer 20 Ga -MODEL 30E, 1953, 98% FACTORY FINISH


SKU: J.P. Sauer 30E 20ga sn406384 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: J.P. Sauer, Year 1953, 20 Gauge, 6lbs. 4oz., Chokes M/F, LOP 14 5/8″, DAH 2 3/4″, DAC 1 7/16″
Serial Number: 406384

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, sn406384 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, 96% factory case color, 75% factory trigger guard blue, 99% of the factory hand-rubbed oil 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” M/F Krupp Steel 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.  Having these important services already complete should be very comforting to the new owner of this J.P. Sauer shotgun.  Weighing just 6 1/4lbs. and balanced dead on 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:  .022/.033  M/F
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:  .632/.630
Wall Thickness:  .033/.028
% Blue:  99% factory
Chambers:  2 3/4″
Ribs:  tight-bells
Sights:  front brass
Action:  tight-centered
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors-strong, timed
Receiver Condition:  96% factory case color
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  scroll and border engraving; 25% coverage; hand engraved
Trigger Type:  double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  75% factory blue
Type:  capped pistol grip/splinter with schnabel tip; lightly figured Euro walnut
LOP:  14 5/8″
LOP To End Of Wood:  14 3/8″
DAH:  2 3/4″
DAC:  1 7/16″
Cast:  H 1/8″ off T 1/4″ off
Checkering Condition:  perfect
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
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $115.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. 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.

J.P. Sauer 20 Ga -MODEL 30E, 1953, 98% FACTORY FINISH
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