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Nex
March 29, 2008, 08:40 AM
Hello.

We have in possesion a very old gun produced by J.P. Sauer & sohn Suhl
if anyone could help us to identify this weapone - when it was produced and if it is of any value. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your reply in advance.

Serial number 451765.
Special - Gewehr - (4 rings) Lauf - Stahl S.G.1

trigger happy
March 29, 2008, 09:46 AM
any other specifics?

is it a rifle or a pistol?

any idea of caliber?

Nex
March 29, 2008, 10:22 AM
rifle, 12 caliber. 4 rings, crown and little chap printed on it. will post a picture soon

10-96
March 29, 2008, 02:57 PM
The rings (4 stamped double circles?) were to indicate the shotgun was proofed for modern ammo (likely 2 3/4" 12ga). There should be lots more markings and stamps that would further direct us to finding it's age, value, and whatever else.

These folks made fine shotguns, drillings (shotgun/rifle combos), and double rifles. I've seen pretty beaten and abused low end models go starting at $3500. I've also seen some quite nice ones with $11,000 price tags.