|PRICE:||R 55,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|MAKE||J.P. Sauer & Sohn|
|CALIBER||.270 Winchester & .30-06 Springfield|
|CONDITION||Like new used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
J. P. Sauer & Sohn is a manufacturer of firearms and machinery founded in 1751 and is the oldest firearms manufacturer still active in Germany.
The products of this company are frequently referred to as Sauer.
They are well known for developing and producing a series of advanced pocket pistols in the early 1900s, culminating in the famous Sauer 38H during the Second World War.
They are also well known for their famous partnership with the company SIG in 1976 to develop and distribute the now famous and successful range of SIG Sauer semi-automatic pistols, starting with the SIG Sauer P220.
Today the continue to produce high-end hunting rifles and shotguns.
The Sauer 200 is a lightweight, bolt-action rifle manufactured between 1984 and 1993.
This firearm was one of the first consumer rifles to come with an easy, modular barrel-change system that allows one to change between calibers easily, and was offered in a large selection of calibers.
It was later replaced by the Sauer 202 in 1993, which included many of the same features.
Separate magnum receivers and barrels were made which were not interchangeable with non-magnum calibers.
The rifle has a steel receiver and all the steel parts are Ilaflon coated which is proprietary to JP Sauer for rust resistance and a pleasing appearance.
It is fitted into a Grade-2 checkered Walnut stock and is fed from a removable box magazine.
It has a set trigger and the safety lever/button is located at the front sides (ambidextrous) of the trigger guard for easy access with the trigger finger.
This particular rifle is fitted with a .270 Winchester Magnum barrel, and also includes a replaceable .30-06 Springfield barrel.
The .270 Winchester is a rifle cartridge developed by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1923.
The cartridge is a necked-down .30-03 Government, and is the same length as the .280 Remington, both of which are longer than the .30-06 Springfield.
It drives an 8.4 grams (130 gr) bullet at approximately 960 m/s (3,140 ft/s), later reduced to 930 m/s (3,060 ft/s).
The cartridge demonstrated high performance at the time of its introduction and was marketed as being suitable for big game shooting in the 270 to 460 metres (300 to 500 yd) range, when that was considered long range hunting.
With modern bullets and optics, it is easily a 1000 yard cartridge.
The .30-06 Springfield cartridge, 7.62×63mm in metric notation and called “.30 Gov’t ’06” by Winchester, was introduced to the United States Army in 1906 and later standardized; it remained in use until the late-1970s.
The .30-06 remained the U.S. Army’s primary rifle and machine gun cartridge for nearly 50 years before being replaced by the 7.62×51mm NATO (commercial .308 Winchester) and 5.56×45mm NATO (commercial .223 Remington), both of which remain in current U.S. and NATO service.
It remains a very popular sporting round, with ammunition produced by all major manufacturers.
This gun is in like new, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish and stock are virtually perfect with no marks or scratches of any kind.
N.B. It has a left-handed bolt.
N.B. It DOES NOT include the scope shown in the images.
It does come with a separate, replaceable .30-06 Springfield barrel, and also includes the leather sling.
This firearm is suitable for medium to large game hunting, and long range shooting.