Sauer Introduces SL5 Waterfowl Shotguns

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
Sauer SL5 Waterfowl – Full Old School Camo

Sauer continue to expand their SL5 semi-auto shotgun series with a waterfowl line with three models. The 12 guage shotguns are available in a number of material and camo options. All of the guns are available in 3.5” models, which can accommodate 2 ¾”, 3” or 3 ½” shotshells. Capacity is 3+1. The Black Synthetic model is also available in a 3” chambering.

J.P. Sauer & Sohn @ TFB:

Sauer SL5 Waterfowl - Black

Here’s what Sauer have to say about the SL5 Waterfowl line:

J.P. Sauer & Sohn, Germany’s oldest manufacturer of hunting firearms, is pleased to introduce the new line of SL5 Waterfowl shotguns. Available in three models – Fred Bear Old School Camo, Fred Bear Old School Camo stock and forearm with brown Cerakote barrel and action, and Black Synthetic – these 12-gauge, semi-auto shotguns are rugged, reliable, and accurate in the most extreme hunting conditions. All are available in 3.5” models, which can accommodate 2 ¾”, 3” or 3.5” shotshells. Capacity is 3+1. The Black Synthetic model is also available in a 3” chambering.

Inertia-driven like the SL5 Turkey gun, the smooth-cycling SL5 Waterfowl shotgun requires fewer parts than a gas-driven gun and minimal cleaning – ideal traits for a duck and goose gun that is exposed to the elements. All SL5 3.5” models have an oversized extended bolt handle and release button making it easy to work with gloves on in frigid temperatures and are available in three barrel lengths – 26-inch, 28-inch, or 30-inch. The barrels are chrome lined with a stepped rib for precise alignment. The receiver is made with a steel upper for strength and durability, and the lower is aluminum for improved balance and reduced weight.

“We are excited to introduce these new, high-performance SL5 Waterfowl shotguns,” said Jason Evans, CEO, Blaser Group. “They are designed to withstand the brutal elements waterfowl hunters experience throughout the season, year after year, and the Fred Bear Old School Camo pattern is a true classic that is popular with many hunters of all ages. We’ve had a lot of requests for this pattern and are happy to finally meet the demand.”

All SL5 Waterfowl shotguns feature sling attachments, a Cervellati recoil pad, rubber comb, and a red single-bead LPA front fiber-optic sight for fast and accurate target acquisition.

Made in Italy and backed by a 10-year factory warranty, the SL5 Waterfowl shotguns weigh 7.5 lbs and come standard with five Benelli™ Crio Plus-style extended choke tubes – Cylinder, Improved Cylinder, Modified, Improved Modified, and Full.

Check Prices on Sauer SL5 Shotguns

Sauer SL5 Waterfowl - Old School Camo with Brown

MSRP for the guns breaks down as:

Black Synthetic $1,579.00

Fred Bear Old School Camo $1,679.00

Fred Bear Old School Camo / Brown Cerakote $1,779.00

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Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

Managing Editor: & Overt Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. Matt is also runs The Armourer's Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms. Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news. Reach Matt at:

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