J.P Sauer and Sohn is one of the world’s oldest gunmakers. In their day they’ve made it all, from flintlocks to pocket-sized pistols.
They also made a lot of shotguns. You see a lot of these double barrels on the American market. Most of them are boxlocks, and they’re finished as lower-grade, utilitarian guns. Older ones are usually pretty beat up. too.
That’s why this J.P. Sauer 16g sidelock caught my eye. It has a lot of engraving on it and what looks like a ton of original finish (unusual, considering it was made in 1893). Overall, it looks like a very sound, shootable gun.