My friend gave me temporary custody of his long gun for the purposes of cleaning and researching. His story: Some years back my friend developed a friendship with a WWII veteran. The veteran eventually bestowed upon my friend the gift of his WWII bring back. The vet explained that he was on duty in occupied Germany , assigned to a detail which was rounding up civilian weapons , most of which were to be destroyed. The vet saved the lovely Sauer from that fate and brought it home. Anyway ... I know little about such guns. We would be interested in the age , calibers , and value would be interesting , although the gun is not for sale. The bores are in very good condition. There is one bunged up screw. The receiver (nickel?) is lightly tarnished. The walnut is gorgeous. Action is good. I included an image of the once owner's nameplate for interest , silver perhaps? Whoever engraved the nameplate had a real nice touch. This old gun is cool beyond description. Any informational help will be deeply appreciated.