SOLD - Cased Luftwaffe Drilling M30 - 1941
|Caliber:||12ga / 9.3x74R|
12/11/19 - This is a beautiful, cased M30 Luftwaffe drilling from December of 1941. The original finish is about ~80% with excellent case hardening. The barrels/upper show minor wear, but there is some thinning of the case hardening throughout the receiver. The bores are excellent and shiny. The stock is in fantastic condition with hardly any dings or nicks, and a sharp Luftwaffe eagle marking on the right side. We believe the case is original but repainted/restored. It includes an original sling, and a reproduction cleaning rod.
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. This gun was also partially featured in our Youtube video on the drilling shotguns, and can be found as the last photo in this listing.
|Caliber||12ga / 9.3x74R|