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An elderly lady that is a friend's neighbor has a Sauer drilling that her husband took from the factory at the end of WWII. I dont think it has been fired. If it has, it was very little. It's a double barrel 16 gauge with an 8mm rifle barrel. The lady wants to sell it and asked my friend to try and get a realistic value on this nice
Firearm. He contacted me because he knows I'm a gun guy. I have not a clue how much it's worth, but I don't want to see her get taken. Any ideas would be appreciated. These are the only pics he sent me.

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that’s one of those “whatever the market will bear” values.
Obviously higher due to condition, but likely a small .318 bore and with no optical bases etc, being detractions.. i love those round bottom sauers. My Turkey gun is a 12 bore over 8mm made 1944, choked F&F..
I’d guess it should bring 2500-3000 based on condition.

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It probably is a "J" bore with 65mm shotgun chambers, although there were some "S" bore guns made then. I would guess the rifle slugs to .321 as a compromise to shoot both bore sized ammo.

BH, your guess is right where I would put it due to condition, but no scope. W/O scope I would think closer to the $2,500 area, but a collector might pay the $3K.


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Without scope bases and in 8mm - I’d look at $2K to move it.

But - I think it’s a fair ask at $2500 given the above average condition.

The drilling market is hot or cold - the gun looks to be a time capsule.

Can you them to take a picture of the barrel flats beside the lug? The proof and caliber marks should be there.

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depends on the 16ga, 2 3/4 or 2 1/2, some european's are chambered 2 1/2, that would make a big difference to me, if its 2 3/4 I think it would fetch over 3K

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Very easy to lengthen those chambers. Takes @20 minutes. Have done a lot of them.


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Originally Posted by brayhaven
Very easy to lengthen those chambers. Takes @20 minutes. Have done a lot of them.

thanks for the info, good to know


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