Colt Sauer Sporting Rifle .243 Winchester Bolt Action Rifle & Box, MFD 1980

SOLD FOR: $3,059.34

LSB#: 240322RS004

Make: J.P. Sauer & Sohn, made for Colt

Model: Sauer Sporting Rifle

Serial Number: CR24633

Year of Manufacture: 1980 (JA date code)

Caliber: .243 Winchester

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle fed by Detachable Magazine

Barrel Length: Approximately 24”

Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights on this rifle. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled to accommodate mounts for rings and optics. There is a two-piece ring base included but not installed. Please note that one of the screws included with the base is broken.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered wood featuring a nose piece, a capped semi-pistol grip, a Monte Carlo style comb with cheek piece, and ventilated recoil pad. The wood shows just some light nicks, scuffs and some minor handling and storage marks. The checkering has a few small compressions but overall remains sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The stock is in Fine Plus overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 9 or 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no notable wear or damage, just a few light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this firearm. We have cleaned this firearm and performed a mechanic’s check but expect many will want to clean the firearm again depending on their standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a Colt cardboard box, the two-piece mount described above and one (1) 3-round magazine with intact feed lips and strong follower spring.

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 rifle is chambered in .243 Winchester, featuring a unique non-rotating bolt makes cycling this rifle smoother than most and is suitable for hunting big game in North America. This rifle is well preserved with a great bore and nearly pristine aesthetic. This will make a great addition to your collection or working roster. Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding!

-J. Ren

Colt Sauer Sporting Rifle .243 Winchester Bolt Action Rifle & Box, MFD 1980
Colt Sauer Sporting Rifle .243 Winchester Bolt Action Rifle & Box, MFD 1980