SOLD - Scarce, Cased Luftwaffe Drilling - 1941 Mfg

Type: M30 Drilling
Maker: Sauer
Caliber: 12ga / 9.3x74R
Condition: ~95%
Bore: 9/10
Year: 1941
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$11,500.00
Availability: Out of stock
SKU
336393 - 13671
12/4/20 - This is a beautiful, cased M30 Luftwaffe drilling. The original finish is about 95% with hardly any bluing loss, and beautiful case hardening. There are two minor defects to note though: one is a small patch of pitting on one of the barrels, about an inch long. The second is a tiny dent in the side of one of the barrels. There is also some thinning and general wear to the case hardening, especially on the trigger guard and underside of stock. Numbers are mismatched throughout. The bores are excellent and shiny. The stock is as nice as the metal parts, and has a Luftwaffe Eagle on the right side. Barrel is dated to August of 1941. Unfortunately, there's a noticeable chip in the bottom of the buttplate. The case is all original with obvious signs of age and wear. The case includes a strap, some cleaning brushes and an empty but vintage box of Winchester ammo. There are also three vintage DWM rounds of the 9.3x74R ammunition. The 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. Eagle/N proofs can be found in a few spots. All matching, and functions well mechanically.
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Condition ~95%
Bore 9/10
Caliber 12ga / 9.3x74R
Maker Sauer
Year 1941
Type M30 Drilling