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1980s Colt-Sauer bolt action

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Catpop, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Catpop

    Catpop Member

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    I have a 300 Win Mag Colt-Sauer barreled action. It is somewhat unique in that the barrel is locked by two large Allen head capscrews; and instead of fixed locking lugs, it has 3 locking lugs that retract into the bolt sleeve.

    These were very high grade rifles made back in the 1980s. I’ve seen only 4 or 5 of them.

    Has any of the group had any experience with them or can offer any information?
    Thanks
     
  2. entropy

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    I've handled one, my boss' rifle at one of the gunshops I worked at. Very well made, and very accurate. You are a lucky guy.
     
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  3. Rembrandt

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    I have one in .270, beautiful piece of workmanship. No rifle has a smoother bolt action than the Colt Sauer, feels like it's on ball bearings. Went with Conetrol rings/bases and Swarovski glass. Accuracy is incredible, great hunting rifle.

    Colt Sauer 3.jpg Colt Sauer 2.jpg Colt Sauer 1.jpg
     
  4. Catpop

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    Thanks for pics, I haven’t seen one in almost 40 years! It’s good for my old eyes!!!! Thanks!
    I couldn’t afford a real one, but I did snag a new barreled action in a closeout deal for around $200 back in the 1980s when I ran a small gun shop. Intention was to custom stock it, but haven’t got a round tuit yet
    If anyone happens to have a spare round tuit, please send it. I’ve got half dozen square ones but they just seem to work.
     
  5. Flatbush Harry

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    Beautiful. I am still kicking myself just the 42 years later for not buying a new Colt-Sauer in .30-06 Sprg at Abercrombie & Fitch in Chicago in 1976. It was priced at a bit under $300. This mistake convinced me that you can't fix stupid.

    Blushing with embarrassment,
     
  6. DM~

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    I had one for a time, I moved it on, because I really didn't like how heavy they are...nicely made though...

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  7. ColtPythonElite

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    I saw a new in the box .30-06 a few years ago at a gunshow. It was beautiful. Asking price was $1200. I regret not buying it.
     
  8. Catpop

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    Wow, lots of good info! Thanks!
     
  9. highlander 5

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    Saw one ages ago 375 H&H and left handed IIRC
     
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