Colt Sauer Grand African .458 Winchester Magnum Bolt Action Rifle MFD 1978

SOLD FOR: $3,058.33

LSB#: 240329EF004

Make: J.P. Sauer & Sohn for Colt

Model: Colt Sauer Grand African

Serial Number: CR17208

Year of Manufacture: 1978 (

Caliber: .458 Winchester Magnum

Action Type: Bolt Action with Removable Magazine

Barrel Length: 23 3/4” (600mm)

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded blade with a white plastic bead atop a checkered ramped riser that is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a fully adjustable V-notch leaf atop a gliding ramp that is fixed to the barrel. The top of the receiver has four drilled, tapped, and filled holes for mounting an optic (not included).

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 sling stud in the belly and one fixed to the bottom of the barrel. 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 99% 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 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 Grand African model chambered in .458 Winchester Magnum. 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 .458 Winchester Magnum, designed for use against heavy thick skinned African game species such as elephant, rhinoceros and African Cape buffalo. The rifle is in Excellent condition and will make a great addition to your collection. Please see our photos and good luck!


Colt Sauer Grand African .458 Winchester Magnum Bolt Action Rifle MFD 1978
Colt Sauer Grand African .458 Winchester Magnum Bolt Action Rifle MFD 1978