Shot a Colt Sauer bolt action .270


PDA






DontBurnMyFlag
October 6, 2006, 03:39 PM
Hey everyone,

My friend and I went to the range last night and he brought out this rifle his grandfather left him. It was a Colt Sauer .270 that said "made in germany" on the side. I personally have never heard of the weapon. My friend says it was his grandfathers prized possession so we only put 6 rounds through it. He has been offered $1,000 for it before, but he wont part with it. He says numerous people have asked him for it. Is this a particularly rare rifle? Does anyone have any information on this gun so I can help my friend out. Experience, know-how etc? Thanks

If you enjoyed reading about "Shot a Colt Sauer bolt action .270" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Monkeyleg
October 6, 2006, 06:30 PM
I had a Colt Sauer .270 several years ago. Beautiful rifle, with an action that's smooth as warm butter.

Colt had the rifles made by JP Sauer & Sons. IIRC, they were made from 1981 to 1984. The rifles featured very fine wood stocks, and Colt's Royal Blue bluing/polishing. As you probably noticed, they're very beautiful rifles.

The most common calibers were the .270 and .30-06, although the rifles were also made in larger calibers.

It's a fairly accurate rifle considering that it has a sporter-weight barrel and wood stocks. I could get 1.5" groups out of it at 100 yards using factory ammunition and a 9X scope.

The Colt Sauers are very collectible, with the larger, rarer calibers fetching the most.

$1000 is too low a price, even for a .270. I sold mine for $1300 about ten years ago. At that time, the rarer calibers were going for $2500+.

Pick up a copy of Shotgun News, and look up the Colt Sauers. There are a couple of dealers nationwide who specialize in the rifles. I bought mine from a dealer/collector who lived in Rice Lake, WI. I think he's passed away by now, otherwise I'd look up his name.

Damn, now that I think about it, I wish I'd never sold that gun!

DontBurnMyFlag
October 6, 2006, 06:51 PM
Hey thanks for that. I definately could tell the barrel was of a lighter weight just by picking up the gun. Even for a wood stock it was very light. The stock had an nice glossy finish and the barrel had really amazing bluing. The action was...amazing. It was so smooth. But yea, overall I liked it. Ill pass on this info to my friend. He already baby's the thing, so Im sure this will only encourage that practice. Thanks.

If you enjoyed reading about "Shot a Colt Sauer bolt action .270" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!