SOLD FOR: $1325
Make: Sauer (Exported to SIG Arms of Tysons Corner, VA)
Model: 200 Left Handed
Year of Manufacture: 1986 (“JG” German date code on the barrel, though the barrel and receiver are not serial matching)
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, “H11382”, a German “JG” 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 “H7630”, the right side is marked with the J. P. Sauer & Sohn logo, “SAUER 200”, and “SIGARMS INC. / Tysons Corner-VA”. The buttpad is marked “SAUER”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a patridge style blade that is slotted and set screwed to a ramped riser that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch leaf that is dovetailed and set screwed to a ramped riser that is fixed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is mounted with a two-piece rail system and two rings for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a two-piece checkered high-gloss wood with a pistol grip with left-side palm swell, fluted straight comb, and a ventilated and serrated black rubber Sauer recoil pad. There is a QD sling swivel in the belly and in the nose of the forend. There are a few little scuffs on the left side of the buttstock near the belly and on the right rear of the forearm. Otherwise, there are no other notable imperfections. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad. The pad has some minor wear at the heel and toe. Overall, the stock is in Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is 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 96% of its finish. The barrel, bolt handle, and the top of the receiver have taken a slight plum hue. There are scattered faint marks on the barrel. There is light operational wear. 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. In overall Fine-Plus condition, the 200 has a fine bore and is mechanically sound. This rifle will serve any Sig collector or passionate target shooter well. Good luck and happy bidding!