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J.P. Sauer 12g SxS

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by cub8556, Feb 27, 2015.

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  1. cub8556

    cub8556 Member

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    Was hoping you guys would help point me in the right direction. I bought a J.P. Sauer from a local gun shop for $350. Hopefully I didn't get taken but the gun felt great and seemed in nice condition. Anyone know the year it was manufactured and any other available details? Seems the serial number is 3135.

    Much appreciated

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  2. Jim Watson

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    J.P. Sauer Model VIII. The 8.52 is probably the date of proof test, August 1952.
    Has 70mm = 2 3/4" US standard chambers. The Greener Crossbolt and cocking indicators put it a grade above the more common Model 60.
    You got a good deal, maybe even a Deal.
     
  3. cub8556

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    Wow thanks so much Jim, I've been digging all over the internet this morning trying to find out some info.
     
  4. Virginian

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    Agreed. If it locks up tight, you got a steal of a deal in my opinion.
     
  5. urbaneruralite

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    Ida bought it.
     
  6. Jimfern

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    that's a deal for sure!
     
  7. COK

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    You did very well .
     
  8. eastbank

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    did you get wheels with that big cannon? he,he. eastbank.
     
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    I guess I am not understanding why you would buy something if you had no idea what you were getting?
     
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    It sounds silly but I have done it too. We probably all have bought on emotion or impulse more than information a time or two. I ended up with a grendel p10 .380acp that had an internal mag and loaded with 5.56 stripper clips. Crazy little gun. I loved it, wife hated it, guy at range liked it enough that we traded around on it.
     
  11. cub8556

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    Well simply because a good working condition side by side for 350 isn't the biggest risk in the world. Felt good so I bought it. Plan to shoot it a ton and I'm not trying to turn a quick buck. To me it's worth the money, maybe not to others. My original post wasn't to find the worth but rather to find out any available information.
     
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    Where are the choke markings?
     
  13. bangswitch

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    You ever decide to sell it, I'd give you half again more than you paid, for sure. Even old (same age as that one, at any rate) Stevens SxS's in comparable shape sell for more than you gave for that one.

    Beautiful gun. What are the barrel lengths? Usually, the longer ones have tighter chokes, for birding, one is usually more open than the other (IC/Mod, or Mod/full, etc).
     
  14. cub8556

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    Thanks, unless I can't manage to hit anything I'm sure I'll hold onto it. It's 28 inches. I for some reason assumed it was mod/full but maybe I'm getting that mixed up with some other doubles I was looking at. I don't see any markings that state it. Anyone have any guesses what the stamped leaf above the serial number might indicate? Haven't figured that one out yet. Maybe something indicating the factory it was made at ?
     
  15. oneounceload

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    From an older thread on doublegunshop.com, I found this image:
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  16. Willie Sutton

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    The choke should be in millimeters of constriction stamped on the watertable. The pics seem cropped out and don't show all of the markings, so go and look for more numbers there. It's a nice example of a postwar (post-Suhl era)) Sauer, and is worth much more than you paid for it. I would have not even asked a question and would have hurried to hand over my credit card had I found it.

    Willie

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