How about a little J.P Sauer?


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weisse52
September 3, 2012, 08:02 PM
My son picked up this J. P. Sauer a few years ago and we are attempting to see what I can learn about it. It is marked Sauer Medallion on the barrel. It is .38 special. On the frame it is stamped Hawes Firearms Los Angeles Calif. The barrel is also stamped J. P. Sauer and Shon and made in W. Germany. Hard to tell from the pictures, but it is about 95 - 98%. We have see the Hawes SA from Sauer, but cannot find alot about the double action version.

So, all you revolver guru's. Tell me what you know!

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Lone Star
September 4, 2012, 07:00 PM
It's a Sauer copy of a S&W K-38. They also made a four-inch version like the M-15 Combat Masterpiece.

Take off the grips and look at the mainspring. I think they may have used coil mainsprings, like S&W's J-frame smaller guns. Not sure.

The company is a famous one, part of today's SIG-Sauer. I think it's probably a very good firearm, comparable to S&W. Probably fits holsters for the K-38/M-14 S&W.

Hawes was the US importer.

Tell us how it shoots. I suspect that it's a very good gun. But I've seen them only in photos.

Doubt that it's worth as much as an S&W here: too few people know about them, and parts and service may be hard to find. I'd keep it and take care of it and use it.

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