Need to identify/value German Drilling

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by EllisCM, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. EllisCM

    EllisCM New Member

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    Drilling Combo gun liberated off some Germans after WWII by my Grandfather, while the rest of the officers were snatching up Lugers. 16 gauge double barrel shotgun up top, 9.3x74r (I believe) underneath.

    From the research I've done so far, it appears to be the same make as the JP Sauer Luft Waffe M30 survival drilling, which go for quite a bit of money in good shape. The only difference is that it doesn't bear any of the nazi stamps (swastikas and eagles) on the barrel or stock, which leads me to believe that it may be a pre-war civilian model.

    If anyone could help shed some light on this interesting and beautiful gun, I'd really appreciate it.

    http://imgur.com/a/NEk9t
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    It seems your finger stuttered. How about 9.3x74? :)

    99.3mm :D That's what, about 4 inches in diameter? :p
  3. EllisCM

    EllisCM New Member

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    Indeed it did! thanks for the typo correction.
  4. valbehaved

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    Typical JP Sauer pre-war drilling, 16ga, and probably 9.3X72R,not 9.3X74R
    You can see the date code underneath the barrels once you remove the forearm and detach the barells from the receiver: usually a 3 or 4 digit number.
    Last 2 numbers indicate the year. First number or numbers indicate the month of manufacture.
  5. EllisCM

    EllisCM New Member

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    The following was marked on the underside of the barrel:

    2780XX - Serial number.

    7.8mm

    57
    137 (January 1937?)

    Stm.G
    N 13g
    Nitro
  6. Alpo

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    Looks more like 8x57R, than 9.3 by either.
  7. valbehaved

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    Yep, January, 1937 and yes it looks more 8X57
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