Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 263: Factory Engraved/Inlaid J. P. Sauer & Son Boxlock Shotgun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid J. P. Sauer & Son Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,500

Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid J. P. Sauer & Son Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Sauer J P & Son
Model: S X S
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened/gold
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 583
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 257
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Blued Krupp Special Steel barrels with dual white bead sights on the matted concave solid rib which is marked "J. P. SAUER & SON.", flourishes of floral scroll engraving at the muzzles and breeches, and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The casehardened, side clipped, scalloped boxlock action displays carved fences, near full coverage floral scroll engraving, "J. P. SAUER & SON" on either side, a gold inlaid pheasant in flight on the left, and a gold inlaid setter on the right. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fitting, Deeley latch release, and ebony tip inlay and straight grip stock with "JHT" marked inscription oval and serrated buttplate. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .717/.718 inches; choke constriction .011/.032 inches; minimum wall thickness .037/.032 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 9/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 15 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 98% original blue finish on the barrels, traces of case colors in the protected areas with the balance an attractive grey patina, and mild handling evidence. There is some chipping along the left edge of the forend; otherwise, the revarnished wood is very fine with some small dings and scratches and crisp checkering. The trigger guard has been trimmed, shortened, and refinished and the stock reshaped to a straight grip. The action is off face, otherwise mechanically fine.

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