LRH Team Member
- Dec 19, 2021
- Harbor, Or
The hex wrench in the photo is for one of my Sauer 202 rifles and the only difference between your 200 and a 202 is in the trigger assembly and the safety catch. Yes the butt stock is also 5mm and the same wrench is used for both. I am not surprised that the Blaser gunsmith didn't know much about your Sauer 200 considering they were replaced by the 202 in 1993/1994.
You should find that the hole in the end of the forend where the hex wrench slides in is 15/64" diameter and a 1/4" rod or drill bit wont slide in.
By the way the red plastic covering on the hex wench in the photo prevents it from marking the barrel as you undo the forend bolt.
Thanks for setting me straight on this! I'll cancel the pending order and switch to a 5mm. Nothing happening right now as its Christmas. I wont be switching barrels as I only have one ( 270win). I just bought it but as its 30+ yr old and unfired I would like to disassemble it and give it a good cleaning and re-oiling. I can date it by a hidden barrel stamp under the forearm but assume it is pre-90 as is has barrel stamp 'Made in W. Germany'.
BTW these are amazing rifles. Balance and fit/finish. Bolt feels like it's on ball bearings. It has the most unique, functional ambidextrous safety I have ever seen. Cant wait to shoot it!