Sauer Sauer 202 and 404, threaded gun

The legendary German arms company Sauer produces a wide range of smoothbore and rifled hunting weapons. There are shopping carbines, designated by letter 202, and 404. They feature a modular design – you can change the barrel, having a weapon with different characteristics.

Description of rifles Sauer 202 and 404

Sauer 202 and 404 that store the rifles with longitudinal slide (bolt) bolt.

A feature of the design is that you can change the barrel, leaving the same receiver box.

  • Model under the symbol 404 is a modernized version of “two hundred two”, differing from its predecessor in the fact that when you change the barrel within groups of the same caliber does not change anything, and between the groups, only the larva of the shutter.
  • 202 required and change the charging bolt. Differ and algorithms fuse: “two hundred and second” there is no way to remove weapons from combat platoon, “four hundred four” the opportunity was there.

Both models have a cantilever (suspended), and the connection with the fore-end is a special bolt, which opens the connection when you turn a quarter turn (through special key SAUER SUS supplied). Because of this carbine Sauer 202 and 404 can be fully disassembled and compactly packaged for transportation or long pedestrian crossing.

Carbines are radically different shape of the butt stock (palaestrina in both cases): 202 it with a comb and the pillow under his cheek, the arrow (Monte Carlo) and has a slope down; butt 404 straight, without ridges and pillows.

They have the same design. It has six combat tabs (two rows of three) and a smooth stem. The larva shutter removable. The rotation and movement using the “manierisme” handle.

The design of the carabiners can be used the receiver not only steel, but also of light alloy, since the locking the barrel cylinder stopper engages with its public part (the principle of piston stopper from artillery systems of caliber 100 mm and above).

A set of calibers

Kit Sauer 202 caliber:

  1. Mini: .222 Rem., .223 Rem.
  2. Medium: .22-250 Rem.; .243 Win.; .25-06 Rem.; 6,5×55; 6,5×57;
    .270 Win.; 7×64; .308 Win.; .30-06 and 8×57 IS; 9,3×62
  3. Magnum: 6,5×68; .270 Wby. Mag.; 8×68 S; 7 mm Rem. Mag.; .300 Win.
    Mag.; .300 Wby. Mag.
  4. Big Game: .375 H&H Mag.; .416 Rem. Mag.; .458 Lott.

Carbine Sauer 202 Classic .308 Win (photo)


Set caliber Sauer 404:

  1. Medium: .243 Win.; 6,5×55 SE, .270 Win.; 7×64, .308 Win., .30-06 Spring.; 8×57 IS; 9,3×62.
  2. Magnum: 7mm Rem. Mag.; .300 Win. Mag.; 8×68 S; .338 Win. Mag.

The advantages and disadvantages of models type standard rifles, Sauer 202, and 404 described below.

Advantages and disadvantages

Belonging to the arms company Sauer is the best recommendation, reliability and quality of the manufacture of weapons no doubt.

  • The trigger mechanism Sauer 202 adjustable. There are three options: straight rifle (without warning); over shneller – more peaches, reduce the burden on the trigger; as well as a match – with the gradual increase of stress on the hook. The arrow is available in the all the adjusting bolts, the stroke length of the hook.
  • Sauer 404 in the trigger mechanism only one option – straight rifle, with the adjustment efforts descent. I wonder what can be adjusted and the longitudinal position of the hook inside the trigger guard.
  • The fact that the barrels can be changed is a plus and minus weapons. The fact that the receiver remains in place, this means that the scope must change and carry out the adjustment again. As a variant – to have a set of sights that is not always possible. In addition, the optics is mounted on brackets Remington, so sights for a standard Weaver rail and Picatinny rail may not be suitable.
  • The carbines are equipped with external sighting device adjustable in two planes as a whole and an open fly at the highest bracket. For some it’s a blessing, others a high front sight will seem possible obstacle when moving through thickets.
  • Not provided with swivels for installation of a bipod, as if the designers are committed to exclusively running hunting.
  • The lever to retrieve the store is located on the forearm, he drowned in it and is actuated by pressing back. In winter, when hands in gloves, such action can be difficult.
  • In the “second hundred” fuse direct action recessed button at the back plate of the receiver, then USM is blocked completely. It turns off by pressing the button under the trigger guard upwards. How convenient is it can solve only the hunter.
  • In “four four” the algorithm of the fuse another. The inclusion of USM (“Fire”) is produced in the shift box up, then bottom out the lever of removal from combat platoon. After clicking on it, you can slide the fuse box down and discharge the rifle.

All the carabiners are delivered with the receiver boxes and valves under the left arm.


And Sauer 202, and 404 Sayer has its own model number, so wide, that it is time to get confused.

Carbine Sauer 202 is:

  • Classic – basic model with walnut stock.
  • Elegance – between the butt and the pistol handle has a through hole for ease of grip by the thumb.
  • Outback, Synthetic Hardwood boxes made of plastic, are different colors.
  • Shutzen – carbine with wooden stock, handguard which extended to the muzzle.
  • Take Down – bed with a removable forend.

Sauer 404 from the list of options in short:

  • Classic – base model.
  • Elegance – through hole between the butt and the pistol handle.
  • Synchro XT polymer bed with a through hole like the Elegance and the height-adjustable cushion Monte Carlo.

It is a civilian rifle used for hunting large ungulates and predators.

Sauer 202 Sauer 404
Type Store rifled carbine
Gauges Mini: .222 Rem., .223 Rem.

Medium: .22-250 Rem.; .243 Win.; .25-06 Rem.; 6,5×55; 6,5×57;
.270 Win.; 7×64; .308 Win.; .30-06 and 8×57 IS; 9,3×62

Magnum: 6,5×68; .270 Wby. Mag.; 8×68 S; 7 mm Rem. Mag.; .300 Win.
Mag.; .300 Wby. Mag.

Big Game: .375 H&H Mag.; .416 Rem. Mag.; .458 Lott.

Medium: .243 Win.; 6,5×55 SE, .270 Win.; 7×64, .308 Win., .30-06 Spring.; 8×57 IS; 9,3×62.

Magnum: 7mm Rem. Mag.; .300 Win. Mag.; 8×68 S; .338 Win. Mag.

Length of stems (mm) Mini: 510, 560, 600
Medium: 510, 560, 600
Magnum: 600, 650
Big Game: 600
Medium: 510
Magnum: 560
Big Game: 620
Shutter type Bolt with six docking lugs (three in row)
The capacity of the store (standard) Mini: 3 rounds
Medium: 3 rounds
Magnum: 2 cartridges
Big Game: 2 cartridges
Medium: 3 rounds
Magnum: 2 cartridges
Big Game: 2 cartridges
Overall length (mm) Mini: 1115
Medium: 1115
Magnum: 1170
Big Game: 1120

(with barrel length 600 mm)

Medium: 1015

Magnum: 1065

Big Game: 1125

Weight (kg)Mini: 3,5
Medium: 3,5
Magnum: 3.7 V
Big Game: 3,8

3,22 with wooden stock

Of 3.26 with a polymer stock


Shop rifles bolt-on bolt.

  • The model Sauer 404 bed removable, the barrel is fixed, and the Sauer 202 barrel posted (console). You have the option of changing the barrel, with the receiver and the box remain the same.
  • In both cases, the bed polupoltina, but the Sauer 202, the butt has a cushion Monte Carlo and tilted downwards.
  • The shutter with six combat projections. The trigger mechanism is adjustable. Check box multiple fuse mounted on the back plate of the receiver. The lever of removal (shutdown) is located in front of the trigger.
  • The eject lever is on the forearm (recessed flush). The rear sight on the high bracket with the mounting cutout of the type “dovetail”. Fly open, high. Strap for optics Remington.
Picking and packing

Packaged in a cardboard box, the kit includes:

  1. The carbine with the removed stopper (put separately).
  2. One standard store.
  3. The key to breaking the box, forend, butt.
  4. The key to changing the barrel.
  5. The user’s manual.
The principle of operation

Loading and platoon firing mechanism produces longitudinal movement of the shutter.

Changing calibers
  • The rifle Sauer 202 caliber change possible between groups of Mini and Medium, as well as Magnum and Big Game. Other combinations of this action impossible. When changing the caliber of changing a charging chamber and a shop.
  • Change of caliber at the Sauer 404 is made easier. Within the groups of Medium or Magnum only changing the barrel, and the transition between the groups of the need to replace the cylinder lock.
Changing the barrel
  1. To unload the gun, remove it with cocking (spring weakened).
  2. check the box of the fuse in position “Fire” (red dot) and raise even higher at 2 mm (for Sauer 404).
  3. Pull the slide back.
  4. Click on the posterior branch of the trigger guard and imbedded it, remove the shutter completely (Sauer 404).
  5. Remove the handguard, remove the bolt end with the key supplied.
  6. A special wrench set to Unscrew the three screws on the breech.
  7. Withdraw the barrel from the receiver.

For Sauer 202 the second paragraph is skipped, and for full retraction of the shutter it is necessary to press the front branch of the trigger guard.

Reviews and price on the rifles and Sauer 202 classic 404 is given below.

Prices and reviews
  • The Sauer 202 rifle, depending on caliber of performance and the range is from 252 to 510 thousand rubles. Sauer 404 is not available in Russia.
  • The owners are satisfied with their weapons, but note that the very demanding operating conditions. Cleaning, lubrication, and other actions must be conducted with strict regularity.

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