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Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26" Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26″ Barrels

Here’s another nice grouse gun. This little Charles Daly is on Gunbroker.com now, and the listing ends 11/27/2013 @ 9:48:25 AM ET. Made during World War 1, it looks like it’s still in excellent original condition.

Regarding Charles Daly, he was a businessman, not a gunmaker. Around 1875 he partnered with August Shoverling and started importing shotguns into the United States from Prussia/Germany. The side-by-sides they brought in were marketed under the Charles Daly name, and up to about WW2 they were some of the finest double-barrel shotguns offered in the US.

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26" Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26″ Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26" Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26″ Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26″ Barrels: It is an Anson & Deeley boxlock in 16 gauge and is marked “Charles Daly” on both sides of the receiver, “Made in Prussia” on the watertables, “Prussia” on the barrel flats, “J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl” on the top of both barrels and “Fluid Steel Krupp Essen” on the top barrel rib. The beauty of this piece is in its workmanship and condition. Adorned with just a bit of scroll and line engraving on the receiver, the gun is in 98% – almost mint – condition. It looks almost unused, amazing for a piece nearly 100 years old! The 26 inch Krupp steel barrels retain about 99% of their original blue with just one little scratch on the surface of the left tube. They chime like bells when dinged with your fingernail. The top rib has a doll’s head extension that locks into the top of the receiver for extra strength. The extension itself is carved to look like a scallop shell. The chamber lengths are 2 ½ inches.

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26" Barrels

Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge, 26″ Barrels

The barrels are choked improved cylinder and cylinder, perfect for upland game and the bores are perfect. Extractors, not ejectors. The receiver and triggerguard are case-hardened. The colors have pretty much faded now but if you look closely you will still see quite a lot of subtle colors plus some areas that are quite vivid. There is a bit of subtle scroll and line engraving. The screws have never been turned and amazingly every screw on the sides of the receiver is held in place by a tiny set screw. True Prussian quality. The wood is very nicely grained walnut with just a few extremely light dings from careful hunting use. About all of the original varnish remains and I would rate the wood at 98%. Finely checkered round knob wrist and forend with no damaged diamonds. There is an un-engraved initial oval inlaid into the stock about 3 inches in front of the heel. The butt is finished with a horn buttplate held in place with engraved screws. Length of pull is 14 inches. Drop at comb is 1 ½ inches. Drop at heel is 2 5/8 inches. Weight is 6 pounds 5 ounces. The gun comes with its original leg-o-mutton case in excellent condition including the case’s original key.

2 Responses to “Nice looking SxS: A Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge…”

  1. CB says:

    I love this one despite a bit much drop and was hoping itd be lighter.

    28″ in bbls not fitting in the included case isn’t the best argument for uncut bbls either….

    If the safe wasn’t so full and my favorite month wasn’t passed I’d be a buyer at under 2.

    Thanks for posting!

  2. Gregg says:

    Yeah – it’s a nice gun. I bet the bbls are original and if it goes for under $1500 it’s cheap.

    I saw one like it at a gunshow a few weeks ago. The gun had less condition and the seller wanted $3200 for it….

    Thanks for the comment.

    Gregg

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