Sauer Side-Lever Hammer Drilling

Posted by: montenegrin

Sauer Side-Lever Hammer Drilling - 09/18/12 10:10 AM

This is one of my favorites but sold mine due to poor bore. I'm looking for another one eventually. My question is, what was its period of manufacture? Also, was it ever made in 9.3x74R? Thanks.

With kind regards,
Jani
Posted by: ellenbr

Re: Sauer Side-Lever Hammer Drilling - 09/24/12 08:45 PM

Don't know on the 9.3x74R but I bet there was at least one in 9.3X72R S&S(Sauer), 9X58R or 10X55R. I believe the design was under DRP 78411, http://depatisnet.dpma.de/DepatisNet/dep...7&pdfpage=5 , so it would date to December 1894 or possibly a little earlier.

Kind Regards,

Raimey
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Posted by: kcordell

Re: Sauer Side-Lever Hammer Drilling - 10/24/12 10:19 PM

And 11.15x65...





Posted by: Der Ami

Re: Sauer Side-Lever Hammer Drilling - 10/25/12 11:27 AM

Jani
If you find one said to be 9.3x74R, but doesn't have the case length(74) on the barrel, be very careful.Some of the 9.3x72R S&S rifles will chamber 9,3x74R ammo,but this elevates the chamber pressure.
Mike
Posted by: sharps4590

Re: Sauer Side-Lever Hammer Drilling - 10/25/12 12:43 PM

Or like mine is marked, "74 1/2" and it is not the 9.3 X 74R. Only safe way to be is make a chamber cast and measure it.
Posted by: ellenbr

Re: Sauer Side-Lever Hammer Drilling - 10/25/12 04:17 PM

Yeah, chamber cast is best but I'm still perplexed why a 1/2 increment length was stamped like 74 1/2. There must have been some confusion in the submission of the intended cartridge. You see the 1/2 on some chamberings like:

6.5X48 1/2 R
6.5X58 1/2 R
8.15x46 1/2 R
8X48 1/2 R S&S
8x58 1/2 R S&S
8x74 1/2
9X58 1/2 R S&S
9.3X74 1/2 R

And I'm sure there are several others.

Kind Regards,

Raimey
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