Ode to my Sauer 38H


Badger Arms
September 21, 2004, 01:12 AM
The death of thy seller did not deter,
Nor did the wrath of God's deadly spur.
Then He conjured up another Hurricane,
Florida's infrastructure wrecked again.

I got you, pistol, one month late,
I’ll have to chalk that up to fate.
Gave up another years ago,
My path to you was really slow.

Though your left grip was made quite brittle,
Past owners made it not worth spittle.
By way of Jack First a new grip I found,
That the postal carrier soon brought round.

Knew this, I did, before I got,
That’s why a decent price you brought.
Wife said the FedEx dude brought you,
So home to tear open the box I flew.

O! The joy! Remove your parts I did,
Found not a flaw the late owner hid.
I found no wear worth time to relate,
I have an NRA 98% gun of WWII date.

Them Krauts were proud and though you're rough,
You're pretty smooth, tight, and very tough.
They made you better than a Walther PPK,
The Mauser HSC, or any of your day.

I love my new gun most of all,
And at the range I'll have a ball.
Poems of guns are really lame,
My passion is, of course, to blame.

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September 21, 2004, 01:40 AM

Bullet Bob
September 21, 2004, 08:14 AM

September 21, 2004, 01:33 PM
<sniff> .. brought a tear to my eyes ... right up there with "Jigglin' Jenny and Her Jennings" ... :D

Badger Arms
September 21, 2004, 04:06 PM
Didn't notice the darned right grip was cracked either. So, BOTH grips were cracked. The Replacements are actually early grips, correct to lower serial numbers. The later grips were notorious for cracking. I've got some good grips and a sound gun. I'm oh so happy. I've been looking for about five years now. The last one I sold wasn't half as good as this one, but I shouldn't have let it go either. My youth and inexperience got the best of me then.

I checked everything against an article and everything is correct and matching, even the magazine. Now I'll continue the happy dance!


September 21, 2004, 04:26 PM
A beautiful firearm and so advanced for its time. I just acquired my Dad's a bring-back from WWII with a S/N of 289xxx.

October 21, 2004, 06:48 PM
I just got my first 38H. Eagle over 37 and two eagle over N marks. 468,XXX serial range. A beauty. Can anyone provide take down instructions? I assume it has something to do with the pull down bar inside ther trigger guard in front of the trigger. Also have a cracked left grip. Can anyone recommend a source? Regards, Bill

Marko Kloos
October 22, 2004, 06:11 AM
Slide the pull-down bar down, move the slide all the way to the rear, and then lift it off the gun and slide it forward to clear the fixed barrel.

The Sauer 38H is an amazing little gun, well ahead of its time. Sauer used the 38H's decocker mechanism for the SIG Sauer line of pistols forty years later, although they didn't include the nifty cocking feature.

October 22, 2004, 04:49 PM
Thanks, your instructions did the trick, plus I found out that the slide is numbered to the frame, cool. Regards, Bill

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