SOLD FOR: $1225.75
Make: Sauer (Exported to SIG Arms of Tysons Corner, VA)
Model: 200 Bolt Action Lux American
Year of Manufacture: 1987 (“HJ” German date code)
Caliber/Gauge: .270 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Cal. .270 Winch.” and “MADE IN W. GERMANY. The right side of the barrel is marked with the J. P. Sauer & Sohn logo, a German “HJ” date code indicating the year of production as 1987, an Ulm eagle over “N” proof mark, and a Kiel proof mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “H 12656”, the J. P. Sauer & Sohn logo, “SAUER 200”, and “SIGARMS INC. / Tysons Corner-VA”. The grip cap has an inset medallion marked “ORIGINAL / SAUER & SOHN” with the J. P. Sauer & Sohn logo in between. The buttpad is marked “SAUER”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights/Optics: The barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled at the front and rear for mounting iron sights (not included). The receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled with Redfield scope mounts (no scope is included). The screws are slightly disfigured and there is Loctite residue.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a two-piece high-gloss wood with rosewood forend tip, checkered forend, rosewood-capped pistol grip with right-side palm swell, fluted Monte Carlo stock, and a ventilated and serrated black rubber recoil pad. There are QD sling swivel ports on the belly of the buttstock and on the forend nose. The underside of the forend has scattered light nicks and a few minor compressions. The forend tip has a small cluster of nicks on the left side. The front of the grip has a few light nicks and the edge of the grip cap has a few light nicks and one more notable ding. Either side of the buttstock has scattered minor compressions and a few minor drag lines. There are a few instances where the checkering is lightly worn. The checkering is otherwise sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad. The pad has minor scuff wear near the toe. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is still quite bright, and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but there is light stubborn fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 98% of its finish. The action has very minor operational wear and the barrel has a more notable nick on the right side near the proof marks. Screws are lightly tool marked with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, the rifle rates in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: This model 200 includes one (1) magazine.
Our Assessment: This Sauer 200 rifle was produced by the company from 1984-1993 and was rather popular with consumers as it featured interchangeable barrels. The 200 was chambered for many cartridges, and this example is chambered for .270 Winchester, making for a good overall hunting and sporting rifle. For a brief period, Sauer exported to Sigarms of Tysons Corner, VA 4,170 Model 200 rifles, 1,370 of which were magnum calibers—this is one of those 1,370 rifles, making it rather rare. Specifically, this is the 200 Bolt Action Lux American, featuring handsome rosewood accents and a beautiful high gloss stock. In overall Fine condition, the 200 has wear relegated mainly to the stock, has a fine bore, and mechanically is sound. This rifle will serve any Sig collector or passionate target shooter well. Good luck and happy bidding!