I was intrigued by the gun’s history, so I started researching. Besides the Internet, I got significant help from the Cody Firearms Museum and the German Gun Collector’s Association. I learned that this gun was probably built around the turn of the 20th century. Its original chambering was surely 12 gauge over .30/30. The shotgun barrels could have been Damascus. Anyway, in 1957, whoever owned it sent it back to Charles Daly to have it re-barreled to what it is now. Daly sent it to Austria (Sauer & Sohn was just starting to recover) for the work. The carrying case probably dates from that time. So, how does it shoot? I have no idea! It's just too valuable to risk shooting it, so it is, and will remain, a safe queen. As a last note, the original gun went for $600 around 1900. That was twice the yearly income for the average worker of the era, so this was for the one percenters of the time.