This advertisemt was found in the 1905 edition of the Deutsche Jagd und Deutsche Fürsten by Fritz Frenzel



Located in the hills and valleys of Thuringia the “Green Heart of Germany is discovered the “Waffenstadt Suhl” that was formerly among the most crucial gun making centers of Germany.

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 1751 Establiburned by Lorenz Sauer (Principal firm).

The initially Sauer Company kind of was founded in 1751 by Lorenz Sauer and also was the oldest videotaped manufacturer of guns in all of Germany. In 1815 Johann-Gottlob Sauer started regulating the firm, and in 1835 Johann Paul Sauer came to be the manager. It remained in 1840 that Johann Paul Sauer and his kid, Lorenz produced the brand-new name, J.P.Sauer & Sohn and also used a trademark through this name. A finish timeline is in our Archive.

It was a true family members company that passed from one Sauer generation to the next. In 1811 it came to be the initially weapons agency in Suhl to create tools for the Gerguy military. The original agency ceased to exist at the finish of World War II. Sauer was a leader in the manufacturing of sporting and also searching tools, and also pistols and also army rifles.

The original firm created many kind of various kinds of hunting weapons, from single barrel rifles, side by side double rifles, over and under double rifles, shotgun / rifle combicountry firearms, side by side shotweapons, over and also under shotguns and Drillings (Three barrel guns mostly through two shotgun barrels and one rifle barrel).This firm developed firearms of the highest high quality and supplied the extremely best product. It was second to none in the entire world!

After Germany kind of was divided the original Sauer company ended up behind the Iron Curtain under a Communist Government., An completely new agency was established and built in Eckernförde, West Germany type of in 1951. This new agency had got the legal rights to usage the Sauer name, and also whatever else that was obtainable, to promote the oldest of all Gerguy guns companies.

We will report about the Sauer breech loading searching rifles from three various time periods. First and forethe majority of about the guns that were made by Sauer as much as the beginning of World War II in 1949, and you deserve to uncover extra indevelopment and short articles in our Archive (Nr.93-T).

Excellent photos and descriptions of quite a few Sauer guns deserve to likewise be seen in this Archive.

You will find information about some of the guns that Sauer made throughout World War II, particularly the so called Luftwaffe Drillings and also over and also under shotweapons in our Archive.

You will certainly discover information around the firearms made by the brand-new Sauer manufacturing facility in Eckernförde in the list of gun makers in Section 5.

You will additionally discover it worth your wile to visit the web-site Sauerfineguns.com that a significant and also well indeveloped collector of Sauer firearms has actually created.

Sauer Literature

Sauer, beside Merkel and Simson, has produced as well many weapons and models to present you in this web-website, however fortunately numerous books around Sauer came out, and you will find interesting and also indevelopmental information in these publications. Not all these books are still easily obtainable and some have to be uncovered at provided book sellers.

J.P. Sauer & Sohna historical study of Sauer automatic Pistols, by Jim Cate & Nico Van Gijn. Although this book is greatly around Sauer pistols, it covers quite a little bit of the Sauer background, especially of the World War II years and also the occupation by Amerihave the right to troops. It is out of print.

J.P. Sauer & SohnVolume II by Jim Kate & Martin Krause gives more indevelopment around the very same time period, is additionally out of print yet could still be easily accessible from the GGCA (sales

J. P. Sauer & Sohn in Suhl – Waffenstadt by Jim Cate is also out of print. You will uncover an evaluation of this book in our Archive, and this will certainly give you a good concept just how many type of different searching guns Sauer has actually made over the years. The book could still be easily accessible from the Germanic Gun Collectors Association at sales

J.P. Sauer & son by Peter Arfmann & Rolf Kallmeyer, On 100 pages the background of Suhl and also the Sauer Company kind of and also the guns they consisted of to June 1948 when the Russian Administration Authority disowned the Sauer family are defined and shown. On 81 extra pages the background and also the firearms of the brand-new Sauer Company type of in Eckernförde are explained and shown. This book is many likely available from major book sellers.

Much even more indevelopment will certainly be included to our Archive from time to time, including even more write-ups and also a photo gallery of Sauer weapons.

The new J.P. Sauer & Sohnin Eckernförde and Isny

J.P.Sauer & Sohn in Suhl was the oldest and also one of the many important gun maker in Suhl when Amerideserve to troops arrived in 1945 and also took over both the manufacturing facility and also the Sauer residences. When Russian troops took over about three months later on they inevitably handed the properties over to a Communist Government. Sauer, Simchild, Haenel and Merkel were merged in a conglomerate referred to as “Thälmann Werke”, yet the Sauer name was still offered on guns up to 1970.

The new J.P. Sauer Company kind of was founded on March 26, 1951 byRolf Sauer, that passed ameans in 1972, and investors that saw the value of the Sauer name and also reputation. It was made a decision to construct a new factory in Eckernfoerde in Schleswig-Holstein on the Ocean (Ostsee) in between Flensburg and Kiel. An crucial research and breakthrough facility of torpedoes for the Gerguy Navy was located right here and also had actually employed salso thousand also expert workers that were out of job-related once the facility was razed in 1948. The construction of a new manufacturing facility began in 1951 among the rubble and also 200 of these expert workers were hired, along with 70 expert craftsmen from Suhl and also the original Sauer factory who were able to leave the Russian occupation zone.

The intent was then, to develop the many renowned hunting weapons that had actually been made in Suhl, yet technical drawings for these weapons were not accessible. An original model VIII shotgun was the first to be taken acomponent, all components were measured and production illustrations were made. Other models adhered to and also on the 20th of December 1951 the initially gun had actually been developed.

The brand-new Sauer had actually the great advantage that it can begin from scrape via new and also contemporary innovation and also machinery. By 1952 the company had actually 430 employees and an apprenticeship regimen through 40 apprentices. But the marketing of the firearms was not simple, bereason the weapons that the Communist Government made in Suhl were exported for extremely low money loosing prices because difficult money was badly essential and the East Germale currency was not accepted in the complimentary world sectors.

The Picture Album of gun models in this Archive give you an idea of just how swiftly the agency prospered and increased. This list reflects only the hunting and sporting long guns and also does not include the pistols that became also civilization renowned.

Special point out is deoffered by the following activities: In 1958 started to create the Mark V Rifles for the well known Weatherby Company in The golden state, and also the partnership arrangements via the Beretta Company type of in Italy in 1960, via AyA in Spain in 1961, through Dynanite-Nobel and also via Franchi in Italy in 1984.

Also, from 1960 through 1999 the version 80 Sauer Drilling was produced for the Colt Company type of in Hartford-Connectireduced and came to be well-known as the Colt-Sauer Model 3000 Drilling. This was a straightforward Ankid & Daly type Drilling via a Greener security as they had actually already been made formerly in Suhl. It was availble with 16 ga, and 12 ga. shotgun barrels and also six different rifle calibers and enjoyed some popularity, especially among turessential hunters.. In the Blue Book of Gun Values it is valued between $1,400. to $4,300. depending upon condition. The Luxus Model is valued in between $2,575. to $5,500.

In 1965 the Murmann Family came to be the brand-new owners of the company, and in the year 2000 Michael Lüke and also Thomas Ortmeier got the firm. They also owned the Blaser Company in Isny and also the brand-new Mauser Company type of. In 2009 J.P. Sauer was re-founded in Isny wbelow Blaser is located.

In March of 2013 a new modern manufacturing facility was started in Isny that will be populated in October, combining Sauer, Blaser and also Mauser under one roof. Barrel manufacturing and SIG Sauer pistol production will remajor in Eckernförde.

A tradition shop will certainly fill special orders for upgraded wood and also fine engraving. This new factory will maybe be the many influential hunting gun making facility in the people.

The indevelopment supplied in this short article originates from the book “J.P. Sauer & Sohn” by Peter Arfmann and also Ralf Kallmeyr, from Sauer catalogs, from the Blue Publication of Gun Values and from the inter-net.

More comprehensive indevelopment around the bolt action rifles can quickly be discovered in Section 6.

An short article about the Sauer Luftwaffe Drillings and O&U Shotguns made for the German Air Force prior to and in the time of World War II is found in our Archive.

You will certainly find an short article around a visit to Eckernförde in our Archive.

A Photo Gallery of the Sauer Factory and also Sauer Guns is currently open up in this Archive  

Much more information will certainly be included to our Archive from time to time.

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