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Dilly141,
The proof dates were stamped by the proof house, not the manufacturer. The likely reason your Sauers are dated and the T&S is not is because the Suhl proof house started dating them around 1923. The T&S likely went through before then and the Sauers were likely later. This can be confusing because the Zella-Mehlis proof house started dating them much earlier than Suhl and also marked the ledger number.
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Originally Posted By: Der Ami
Dilly141,
The proof dates were stamped by the proof house, not the manufacturer. The likely reason your Sauers are dated and the T&S is not is because the Suhl proof house started dating them around 1923. The T&S likely went through before then and the Sauers were likely later. This can be confusing because the Zella-Mehlis proof house started dating them much earlier than Suhl and also marked the ledger number.
Mike

That’s great info. Thanks again.
Do you happen to know anything more about the firm? I read a bit about them in Norbert Klups book and it seems they had a solid reputation for building quality drillings. The action is remarkable in that it seems so simple.

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Dilly541,
I really don't know as much about the company as others on this forum. I'm sure one or more members have T&S guns, mostly drillings. Maybe drillings are discussed more because of having to ID the rifle calibers and finding a way to load rifle ammo. Shotguns, on the other hand are pretty straight forward. Maybe one of the T&S owners will chime in.
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I did some research when I got my drilling about 20 years ago, from what I found T&S was a very good maker and their Nimrod was considered very good.

I emailed some pics to Dietrich Apel, he was quite interested so one year I brought it to the Vintagers and showed it to him. He said he hadn't seen that type safety on a drilling and took some pics for his records.






I also purchased Norbert Klups two fine books, one on drillings and the other on double rifles. T&S are mentioned several times, they are highly thought of box actions, he mentions they are still being produced as mentioned by xausa.



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Thanks again to all for the above info. I hope more will join in the conversation.

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Shot the T+S today at skeet. The tight patterns really vaporized the clays but it went bang every time and the triggers are nice. Long barrels helped with my swing too. She’s a keeper.

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She’s a keeper.


I knew that from your first post...good on you!


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Love those Nimrod internals!

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