10/31/18 - This is a beautiful, cased M30 Luftwaffe drilling, one of the finest you'll ever come across. The original finish is about 98+% with about with excellent case hardening. The bluing shows little to no finish loss but there is some thinning of the case hardening. The bores are excellent and shiny. The stock is as nice as the metal parts, and has a Luftwaffe Eagle on the right side. The case is a beautifully made reproduction that can be hard to distinguish from the originals. Sauer M30 drilling (in German, meaning triple-barrel combination rifle/shotgun) was originally developed by famous German gun making company J.P.Sauer & Sohn as all-around hunting weapon. Introduced in 1930, it was commercially available in several caliber combinations, sporting two side by side shotgun barrels (in 16 or 12 gauge) over one rifled barrel. In 1941, when Hitler's Germany began military operations in Northern Africa, Luftwaffe (German Air Force) adopted Sauer M30 drillings as wilderness survival weapon for air crews, operating over vast North African deserts. It is 12g as well as 9.3x74R rifle ammunition. It must be noted that Luftwaffe bought Sauer M30 drillings outside of standard military procurement procedures, and all Luftwaffe drillings were made to pre-war commercial standards of fit and finish, and thus were rather expensive. Overall, Luftwaffe bought about 2,500 Sauer M30 rifle / shotgun. This one is dated to September of 1941 on the underside of the barrel. Eagle/N proofs can be found in a few spots. All matching, and functions well mechanically. Comes with an original manual and the original test target. Case also includes a cleaning rod and a box of old 9.3x74R ammunition.