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What is the difference between the Sauer M30 and the M32 drilling pistol grip ? I have read that the only difference between the higher cost M30 and less expensive M32 was that the M32had a one piece extractor that worked the shotgun and the rifle chambers together at the same level and did not have the side clips on the receiver . But all of the pictures of the M30 and the M32 show that the M30 has a Full pistol grip with a metal cap on the end of it, and the M32 has the grip that is rounded off with-out a metal cap on it . Would this indiate a less expensive butt stock on the M32 ?
 

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Yes, the quality of the wood utilized on the Model 32 was not as nice as found on the Model 30s even up to the end of production. I have only noted a few of the Model 32s without the cap on the pistol grips...and they are very late production. You are correct about the absence of sideclips on the Model 32 as well as the usage of a single extractor for all barrels. Regards, Jim Cate
 

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Did the side clips add to the strength of the receiver or was it just for show ? So the M32 would normally have a stock with a full pistol grip with the metal end cap except for drillings that were built in the later years of the war ?
 

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Late, late Model 32s (post January, 1945) usually did not have the metal end cap. Sideclips were there originally to offer protection to the shooter should a primer "blow" when a shotgun shell was fired. Regards, JIM
 
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