J.P. Sauer & Sohn
Sauer Model 1930
Serial No: 195107
Model 1930 – serial number approximately
163000 – 200700
(including the Model 26 Export & Model 29 Dutch contract etc.)
The Models 1926, 1929, and 1930 are considered transition
models between the original 1913 design and the Behördenmodel.
In the 1928-1929 time period the Model 1913 design was improved. The new
gun was named the Model 1930. The internal design of the lockwork remains
the same as on the Model 1913.
The grip has a coil spring (instead of the earlier flat spring) at the
rear to tension the sear and magazine release.
The grip is reshaped to be more ergonomic and fit the hand better. The
magazine latch is redesigned to be pushed to the rear to release the magazine.
This also required the magazine to be redesigned, and so the Model 1913
magazine cannot be used in the Model 1930. The slide holdopen mechanism
of the last variation of the 1913 and the 1926 Export model is retained,
though the trigger is redesigned so that it does not sit in the back of
the trigger guard when the gun is uncocked. A magazine safety is introduced,
which prevents the gun from firing when the magazine is not in place.
The Zusatzsicherung is eliminated; the manual safety blocks movement of
the trigger but does not lock the trigger bar; the nose of the manual
safety locks the slide when the safety lever is pressed upward. Early
guns retain the integral half-moon front sight of the Model 1913,
but later models were available with a drift-adjustable front sight dovetailed
into the raised portion of the slide top, as this one does.
The serial number is moved to the grip tang on the right side of the frame.