RARE 1 of 4170 W.Germany Sauer Sig 200 .243 Win Bolt-Action Rifle 1986

SOLD FOR: $899

WOA#: WY240312JC008

Make: Sauer (Exported to SIG Arms of Tysons Corner, VA)

Model: 200 Bolt Action

Serial#: H6696

Year of Manufacture: 1986 (“JG” German date code)

Caliber/Gauge: .243 Winchester

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Cal. .270 Winch.” and “MADE IN W. GERMANY. The right side of the barrel is marked with the J. P. Sauer & Sohn logo, a German “JG” date code indicating the year of production as 1986, an Ulm eagle over “N” proof mark, and a Kiel proof mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “H6696”, the J. P. Sauer & Sohn logo, “SAUER 200”, and “SIGARMS INC. / Tysons Corner-VA”. The buttpad is marked “SAUER”.

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights/Optics: The barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled at the front and rear for mounting iron sights (not included). The receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled with Redfield scope mounts and a Bausch & Lomb 3-9x Rifle Scope with Duplex Crosshair Reticle. The sight picture is clear.  There is light handling wear on the body of the scope.  The scope rates in Fine Condition.  The scope comes with its Bausch & Lomb Bikini Style Lens covers.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a two-piece checkered walnut with checkered forend, semi-pistol grip,  with right-side palm swell, fluted straight comb, and a black rubber recoil pad. There are QD sling swivel ports on the belly of the buttstock and on the forend nose. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad. The checkering is crisp with only faintly worn peaks at the pressure points. Other than that, there are no notable defects or wear marks on the stocks.  Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition:  The rifle retains about 99% of its finish.  The action has very minor operational wear.  The bolt handle has turned a slight plum hue.  Screws are lightly tool marked with strong slots, and all markings are clear. There is a small nick on the top of the bolt handle arm.  Overall, the rifle rates in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This model 200 includes one (1) magazine.

Our Assessment: This Sauer 200 rifle was produced by the company from 1984-1993 and was rather popular with consumers as it featured interchangeable barrels. The 200 was chambered for many cartridges, and this example is chambered for .243 Winchester, making for a good overall hunting and sporting rifle. For a brief period, Sauer exported to Sigarms of Tysons Corner, VA 4,170 Model 200 rifles, 1,370 of which were magnum calibers—this is one of those 4,170 rifles, making it rather rare. In overall Excellent condition, the 200 has little to no wear, a beautiful bore, and mechanically is sound. This rifle will serve any Sig collector or passionate target shooter well. Good luck and happy bidding! – L.S.

RARE 1 of 4170 W.Germany Sauer Sig 200 .243 Win Bolt-Action Rifle 1986
RARE 1 of 4170 W.Germany Sauer Sig 200 .243 Win Bolt-Action Rifle 1986