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Lot 3419: Sauer J P & Son Sidelock Shotgun 20

Auction Date: September 11, 2015

Engraved J.P. Sauer & Son Double Barrel Side Lock 20 Gauge Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Engraved J.P. Sauer & Son Double Barrel Side Lock 20 Gauge Shotgun

Manufacturer: Sauer J P & Son
Model: Sidelock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 739
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 155
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Single bead sight on a solid matte rib, Krupp steel barrels double triggers and tang safety. Choked full/improved cylinder, 2 3/4 inch chambers with extractor. The right barrel is marked "VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD, NEW YORK", and "THE 'KNOCK ABOUT' GUN" is on the left barrel. Casehardened action marked "VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD / U.S. AGENTS, NEW-YORK" on the left side plate and "J.P. SAUER & SON, / MAKER & PATENTEE." on the right side plate. Very light fine scroll engraving on the side plates, screws and triggerguard. Checkered forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with a solid rubber recoil pad. Length of pull is 13 3/4".

Rating Definition:

Fine as refinished with 95% of the aged blue finish on the barrels with scattered light surface scratches and a few very minor dings. The frame has 50% of the original casehardened finish with the rest aged to a mostly uniform gray patina with some small areas of light oxidation. The wood is fine as lightly sanded and oiled with a few moderate pressure indentations and scratches.

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