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M 30 LUFTWAFFE DRILLING, SN 336847, ACCESSORIES, MARKINGS, AND DETAILS.




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Figure 1. Green aluminum Luftwaffe drilling carrying case marked “Drilling M 30 mit Munition u. Zubehor ce”. It has a leather covered carrying handle.




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Figure 2. Open carrying case with compartments to hold sling, cleaning supplies in a black box, and ammunition (not shown). A list of all the box components is stenciled to the box lid.




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Figure 3. Stenciled list of all the case components.




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Figure 4. Drilling M 30 manual dated 1941.




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Figure 5. Page 15 from the manual showing and listing the ammunition carried in the case. The ammunition consists of: 25 rounds of 12 ga. shot shells at 3.5 mm shot, 20 rounds of 12 gauge Brenneke slugs, and 20 rounds of 9.3 X 74R rifle cartridges.




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Figure 6. Contents of unmarked black box containing cleaning supplies.




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Figure 7. Sauer Factory test target signed by Sauer officials, dated, and serial numbered (336847) to the M 30 Luftwaffe Drilling.




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Figure 8. Carrying case with M 30 Luftwaffe drilling broken down.




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Figure 9. Two 12 ga. shotgun barrels and one 9.3 X 74R rifle barrel give this M 30 Luftwaffe survival drilling the firepower to take a dove or African big game.




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Figure 10. Bottom of barrel showing Eagle/N proofs, Luftwaffe eagle 2 acceptance stamp, date of manufacture (9/41. Sept., 1941), and caliber of rifle barrel 9.3 X 74R. The rifle barrel is stamped “KRUPP-LAUFSTRHL” indicating that it is made from high grade Krupp steel.




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Figure 11. Luftwaffe eagle stamped on right barrel.




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Figure 12. Luftwaffe eagle on right stock.




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Figure 13. Top, showing “KRUPP-LAUFSTRHL” stamp on both 12 ga. barrels indicating that they are made from high grade Krupp steel. Also, each barrel is manufacturer stamped “J. P. SAUER & SOHN, SUHL”.




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Figure 14. Left side of M 30 Luftwaffe drilling. The stock and fore end are made of high grade European walnut.




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Figure 15. Right side of M 30 Luftwaffe drilling. High grade fit and finish, military case and accessories, Luftwaffe eagle and ordnance stamps, Africa Corps association, and three barrel big game fire power, make the cased Luftwaffe drilling a most interesting World War II collectable. Recent realized prices for such cased Luftwaffe drillings range from $7,500 to $10,000.
 

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Jan:
Could not view half of your M30 pictures? Would love to see all of them. Know anyone that might have just the m30 case for sale, I am need of one.
Thanks,
Bob Cutler
 
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