SOLD FOR: $2625
Make: J.P. Sauer & Sohn for Colt
Model: Colt Sauer Sporting Rifle
Serial Number: CR16657
Year of Manufacture: 1978 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .270 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action with Removable Magazine
Barrel Length: 23 3/4” (600mm)
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for open sights. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped with a pair of Redfield bases and rings holding a Leupold 2-7x Vari-X II scope with duplex reticle. There are portions of the scope body which have a plum hue and there is some ring-wear in front of the rear ring. The glass is fairly clear but could use a good cleaning.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with darker wood nose and grip caps, pistol grip, monte carlo comb with cheekpiece, ventilated black rubber Colt Sauer recoil pad and QD sling swivels front and rear. The grip cap has an inlaid rampant Colt medallion. The stock has only a few scattered minor marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The pad is still supple with minor wear. Overall, the stock is in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original, the bolt is serial-matched to the receiver.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The action shows very minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. The trigger is crisp. There is a loaded chamber indicator on the left of the chamber ring. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a 3-round Colt Sauer magazine, the previously described scope and a Torel Gunslinger leather sling with a cowhide decorated shoulder pad. The original box and styrofoam insert are included.
Our Assessment: From 1974 to 1985, Colt contracted J.P. Sauer and Sons to make a high quality bolt action rifle and Sauer came through, manufacturing the Colt Sauer in several action lengths. This is a standard action model chambered in .270 Winchester. The unique non rotating bolt makes cycling this rifle smoother than most. The guns have a beautiful oily-black finish with attractive stocks Chambered in the popular .270 cartridge, this rifle is suitable for hunting most game in North America and won’t beat you pu. The rifle is in Excellent condition and will make a great addition to your collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud