Make: J.P. Sauer & Sohn
Serial Number: 38577
Year of Manufacture: Pre-1938
Caliber: 7.65mm/ .32 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto, Removable Magazine
Markings: The top of the slide is marked “J.P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl”. The left side is marked “Patent.”, and the right side is marked “Cal.7.65.”. The right side of the crown has the crown over “N” nitro proof. The left side shows the serial number. The magazine is marked “S&S 7.65”.
Barrel Length: 3”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a fixed blade front sight and a notch in a bar atop the slide rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black plastic marked “S&S”. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is still sharp. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dull and the rifling is sharp. There is some pitting and erosion. This bore is still shootable.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 60% of its metal finish. There is finish loss on the barrel, and loss from edge wear from holster use on the slide. There is minor wear on the right side of the slide for about 2” at the muzzle. The grip straps have turned brown. The Screw heads are mostly sharp showing minor use and disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is one magazine and a holster provided. The holster is unmarked but military style. The hold down strap is missing. There is finish loss all around. There are no tears and the stitching is sound. The holster rates in about Fair to Good overall condition.
Our Assessment: This is a pre-war commercial grade J.P. Sauer pistol in darn good condition. Besides being collectable this is a robust .32 ACP which will likely outlive all of us.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R pistol can be transferred in California and can be transferred as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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