SAUER 202 ELEGANCE .243 BOLT ACTION RIFLE
STUNNING example of a J.P. Sauer and Sohn .243 Bolt Action, 202 ELEGANCE Sporting rifle. Not sure what grade woodwork but is over the usual / standard and I would imagine will be rated at 5 or 6. It IS EXTREMELY pretty. The images were taken on one of the few sunny days we see in this country and show the timber a little lighter than it is to the naked eye. It has also been tucked away without much use and with a little time to ‘mature’ I can see the marbling and different patterns growing steadily deeper with even better contrasts and pattern developing. This woodwork is only set to improve with time.
Anyone unfamiliar with Sauer manufacturing will not be disappointed with anything they produce. TOP QUALITY German design as well as engineering combine to give firearms second to none from any of the main stream producers. With an easy ‘take down’ option the stock can be removed for more compact and safer transport and the same style feature allows the barrel to be interchanged to accommodate several different calibre options. Always a very accurate rifle they are well thought of and sought after by the shooter who wants that little bit ‘extra’ over and above the ‘run of the mill / usual fare’ chosen by the main flock.
An additional feature on this particular rifle over and above standard specification is the Compact, Factory Threaded (14x1mm) and Fluted 22” barrel which is also fitted with Sauer High Visibility open / iron sights, the front bead being red with a yellow triangle rear ‘V’ sight. As such a VERY easy to use rifle for fast, accurate open sight shooting. Admittedly, perhaps not the best calibre for that style / discipline but in the right hands still capable of taking anything down cleanly. Stock measures in at 14 1/8” with the recoil pad and comes with the usual Rosewood Schnabel Forend tip and pistol grip cap. The Jewelled / ‘Engine Turned’ Butter Knife Handle Bolt and Quick Detachable sling stud points just add to the overall finesse found on these rifles. Safety is from the push up / down stud found on top of the tang / within the trigger guard etc. so VERY handy for a left or right handed shot. These rifles also come with a Set / Hair trigger and currently releases crisply at lbs as standard and lb when set.
I generally have a variety of scope mounts in stock offering a choice of tube diameter as well as height with fixed position through to high end Quick Detachable, Return to Zero options.
A standard example Elegance, new today, lists out at circa. £4000 (not a lot less anyway). With the additional extras on this rifle it was probably between £500 and £1000 on top of that.
I also have a clean Canvas and Leather trimmed Sauer Take Down Travel case available for this or any of the other Sauer rifles I have here for sale. Please ask / check to see it is still in stock and available if interested.