sauer meisterwerk

Posted by: ed good

sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 09:53 AM

https://www.sauer.de/en/meisterwerk-shotgun/

does anyone here have one of these?

or are they only a myth?
Posted by: bavarianbrit

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 10:51 AM

Don"t they now belong to the Blaser group?
Posted by: canvasback

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 10:53 AM

I know someone who has one.....Iíve seen it.
Posted by: ed good

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 11:09 AM

is it similar to the one depicted in the link above?
Posted by: canvasback

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 12:50 PM

Nope. IIRC a boxlock in the vein of a Lindner Daly Diamond Quality model 375 with a ton of gold inlays. I believe itís a gun from the 1920ís.
Posted by: nca225

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 01:05 PM

Can you get one without the gold inlays?

They make it look god awful.
Posted by: canvasback

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 01:39 PM

I think for the money they cost they would be happy to make one without the inlays.
Posted by: nca225

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 03:06 PM

They should offer two models CB. God Awful and a field grade. The term less is more would go well with that double.
Posted by: Goillini

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 05:19 PM

I believe Gordy & Sons has one for sale for around 64K
Posted by: sxsman1

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 05:26 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I think the gun is a thing of beauty.
Pete
Posted by: ChiefAmungum

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 06:25 PM

I'm more put off by the silver finish, case colors for me. The inlays would look OK on a CC background. At 64K I won't be troubled!
Posted by: BrentD

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 06:54 PM

I'd be happy to have it just the way it is. That is one of the more handsome germanic guns that I've ever seen. Its lines seem far different than a run of the mill Sauer. I like it, just not $64k worth, but that says more about my wallet than the gun.
Posted by: 2-piper

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/02/20 07:06 PM

I have a ca 1901 Sauer/V L & d Knock About that appears to have the same basic action. If so this s a back action lock, which it appears to be in the picture. The sear is mounted vertically on the plate & hinges in the middle. The sear notch on the hammer is on the outer periphery of the hammer giving the best possible purchase, ie farthest possible from the axle. Overall an extremely good design in my opinion.

The Knock About is of course nowhere near this Fancy.
Posted by: nca225

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/03/20 12:06 AM

Originally Posted By: ChiefAmungum
I'm more put off by the silver finish, case colors for me. The inlays would look OK on a CC background. At 64K I won't be troubled!


Just for you Chief!

https://www.sauer.de/en/shotgun-magma/
Posted by: Recoil Rob

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/03/20 04:38 PM

I can take gold on blue in small doses, gold on coin, aah, no thanks.

And does anyone actually use cocking indicators?
Posted by: canvasback

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/06/20 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By: 2-piper
I have a ca 1901 Sauer/V L & d Knock About that appears to have the same basic action. If so this s a back action lock, which it appears to be in the picture. The sear is mounted vertically on the plate & hinges in the middle. The sear notch on the hammer is on the outer periphery of the hammer giving the best possible purchase, ie farthest possible from the axle. Overall an extremely good design in my opinion.

The Knock About is of course nowhere near this Fancy.


Miller, sorry to hear of your health issues and I wish you all the best. Have enjoyed your posts here over the years I've been around. Hope to continue to enjoy them for some time.

I have an early Sauer sidelock as well, made on a similar action so it likely is very close to yours although mine is labeled as a Sauer. Remarkably svelte design. It's a 12 gauge and down around 6 1/4 pounds with 29 1/2" barrels. Honestly it carries like a 16.

It's a project gun so it will be a while before all is done on it but with new wood, and fresh finishes on the action and the Damascus, it won't be a $65000 gun but CJO tells me it will be likely as well made. LOL

BTW, It is CJO who has the Sauer Model 29 Meisterwerk. It is quite something. Even if gold isn't one's "thing".

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff192/therustickshell/WORKPICTURES043.jpg
Posted by: Joe Wood

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/06/20 10:27 PM

Hereís mine. Miller is right, the lock internals are just about perfect. Notice mine has an intercepting sear. The gun is a 12 gauge from the 1890ís and the barrels use the shoe lump method of joining which is a miracle of engineering in itself. Oh, the case colors are original, fresh out of an ultrasonic cleaning.



The US patent drawings for Sauerís shoe lump:

Posted by: GETTEMANS

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/07/20 03:35 AM

Well e very best example can be seen here:http://www.germanhuntingguns.com/archives/archive-fruhauf-hendrik/
There is also a very big difference in a meisterstuck and meisterarbeid.
Cheers, Marc.
Posted by: 2-piper

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/08/20 10:09 PM

Nice looking gun Joe. Mine also has the shoe lump. It does not have the intercepting sear, the sear is vertical rather than sloped as yours & has a Doll's head rather than the cross bolt. Mine is also a project gun, missing the entire forend. It has a leather-covered cheekpiece which has a split, looks to be cork beneath it with the comb hollowed out to hold the cork.
Posted by: ChiefAmungum

Re: sauer meisterwerk - 04/09/20 10:25 PM

Yes! the case colors are much better. I think something was lost in the translation, Magma vs. Magna perhaps? Still the 64K question remains.