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Shot a Colt Sauer bolt action .270

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DontBurnMyFlag, Oct 6, 2006.

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  1. DontBurnMyFlag

    DontBurnMyFlag Member

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    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
     
  2. Monkeyleg

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    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!
     
  3. DontBurnMyFlag

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    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.
     
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