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HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DOUBLE RIFLE PRE WAR 500/465
HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DOUBLE RIFLE PRE WAR 500/465

HOLLAND&HOLLAND ROYAL DOUBLE RIFLE PRE WAR 500/465MADE 1921 26″ BARRELS WITH GREAT BORES 1/4 RIB 3 LEAF EXPRESS SIGHT HOLLAND FLIP NIGHT SIGHT EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP LONG BOTTOM TANG WITH ENGRAVED TRAP DOOR GRIP CAP EXTENDED TOP TANG EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION IN MAKERS CASE 10LBS 5 OZ X 14 1/8″ LOP. Price: $95,000

FABBRI – O/U PIGEON GUN IN 12 GAUGE – HAND MADE IN 1967:  Here is a Fabbri “Tipo Piccione Extra”. This is a hand made gun of the finest quality, before Fabbri began using CNC machines. Barrels and Receiver are marked “ARMI FABBRI BRESCIA”. Engraving second to none with fine cut ribbons, roses and scroll. Case colored receiver exhibiting the majority of original case colors. Proof date code of XXIII indicating 1967 production date. Barrels are 29 1/2″. Bores are approximately .741 with 25/1000 (Imp Mod) for the under barrel and 43/1000 (Full) for the top. These were typical box pigeon chokes for that time period. Weight of the gun is 7 LBS 11 1/4 OZ. The gun is not formally cased, however a protective shipping case will be included. A high quality 4-way adjustable stock has been installed with the hardware polished to a high luster in keeping with the fine quality of the gun. Partial trades are possible on this gun with fair and reasonable valuations.  Price: $25,000

FABBRI - O/U PIGEON GUN IN 12 GAUGE - HAND MADE IN 1967
FABBRI – O/U PIGEON GUN IN 12 GAUGE – HAND MADE IN 1967
CHARLES DALY (Lindner) 12ga 28" SxS Prussian Shotgun
CHARLES DALY (Lindner) 12ga 28″ SxS Prussian Shotgun

CHARLES DALY (Lindner) 12ga 28″ SxS Prussian Shotgun: Price: $8,500 
Make   CHARLES DALY (Lindner)
Model   Diamond Quality
Configuration   SXS
Gauge / Caliber   12 GA
Price   $8,500.00
Serial #   1390
Country of Origin   Germany
Barrel Length (in Inches)   28
Choke R/U   IM
Choke L/O   IM
Trigger   DT (Double)
Stock Configuration   Round Knob Semi-PG
Forearm Type   Splinter Forearm
Rib Type   Matted Concave Rib
Receiver Finish   Casehardened
Engraving Type   Fine Scroll Engraving with cameo game scenes on bottom
Other Options   Side clips, Cocking indicators, Drop points, Excelsior steel barrels, Gold oval in stock, Silvers pad, Horn tip on forearm and grip
Condition   Near EXC. Condition, all original finish
Weight   6#11oz
Dimensions   1 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 14 3/4 with 1/8 cast off
Other Details   A really nice example of Linder quality

AyA SXS 28 Gauge sidelock shotgun, 28" bbls
AyA SXS 28 Gauge sidelock shotgun, 28″ bbls

AyA SXS 28 Gauge shotgun, 28″ bbls: Sidelock double with full coverage rose and scroll engraving, Double Triggers auto ejectors, and cocking indicators. Has 28” modified/improved cylinder chopper lump barrels. The straight stock is finely checkered and nicely figured. A beautiful bird gun, in excellent condition with canvas hard case. Price: $4,995

Merkel Over/Under Rifle with Hensoldt Wetzlar Scope, 9.3x74R
Merkel Over/Under Rifle with Hensoldt Wetzlar Scope, 9.3x74R

Merkel Over/Under Rifle with Hensoldt Wetzlar Scope, 9.3x74R Price: $3,999.99
Manufacturer: Merkel — Made in the German Democratic Republic.
Caliber: 9.3x74R
Metal Condition: Fair with scratches and surface rust. The blue finish remains on the barrels, while there is some CCH remaining on the receiver.
Wood Condition: Good with handling marks.
Bore Condition: Shiny with good rifling.
Barrels: 25 1/2″
Stock: Checkered walnut.
Fore End: Checkered walnut.
Butt Pad: Factory black plastic.
Weight: 8-lbs., 14-ozs.
Sights: 4×32 Hensoldt Wetzlar Scope plus front bead and rear blade.
Item Location: Fort Worth, TX

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PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH OVER UNDER 2 BARREL SET 28 GAUGE
PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH OVER UNDER 2 BARREL SET 28 GAUGE

PURDEY BEST EXTRA FINISH OVER UNDER 2 BARREL SET 28 GAUGETHIS IS THE FINEST KEN HUNT ENGRAVED GUN THAT WE HAVE HAD 26″ SOLID RIB IC AND MOD 28″ FULL AND FULL SOLID RIB SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTORS FIELD FOREARM CAPPED PISTOL GRIP CHECKERED BUTT NEW UNFIRED IN MAKERS CASE 5LBS 12 OZ X 2 X 1 1/2″ X 14 1/2″. Price: $175,000

WESTLEY RICHARDS .410 DROPLOCK SxS SHOTGUN28″ BARRELS, M/F CHOKES, 4 LBS. 10 OZ., 14 5/8″ X 1 3/8″ X 2″  Price: $65,000

WESTLEY RICHARDS .410 DROPLOCK SxS SHOTGUN
WESTLEY RICHARDS .410 DROPLOCK SxS SHOTGUN
CHARLES DALY HAL LINDNER DIAMOND GRADE FEATHERWEIGHT BOXLOCK 12GA SHOTGUN
CHARLES DALY HAL LINDNER DIAMOND GRADE FEATHERWEIGHT BOXLOCK 12GA SHOTGUN

CHARLES DALY HAL LINDNER DIAMOND GRADE FEATHERWEIGHT BOXLOCK 12GA SHOTGUNSCALLOPED BOXLOCK 12GA, S/S, COCKING IDICATORS, INERSEPTING SEARS, BEAUTIFUL FULL COVERAGE SCROLL WITH GAME SCENES, 28″ EXTRA FINE DAMASCUS BBLS, LONDON NITRO PROOFED, 3 TONS, 2 1/2″, MIN WALLS 27 THOU, CHOKED 1/4, 3/4, RAISED GAME RIB, EJECTORS, SINGLE TRIGGER, GORGEOUS HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, ST/SP, CHECKERED SIDE PANELS, TEARDROPS, ENGRAVED SKELTON BUTTPLATE, LOP 14 1/4, 1 5/8, 2 3/4, 5LBS 14OZ, VERY FINE WOOD, BORES AND DAMASCUS PATTERN ON BBLS. Price: $11,950

FRANCOTTE MODEL "20E" DOUBLE 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
FRANCOTTE MODEL “20E” DOUBLE 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

FRANCOTTE MODEL “20E” DOUBLE 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN RETAILED BY ABERCROMBIE & FITCH20 gauge, 28″ barrels choked  R: .009″   L: .030″.   Engraved sideplate action with auto ejectors, side clips, hiddend third bite (crossbolt with rib extension), double triggers, top lever.  Checkered splinter forend and semi-pistol grip buttstock.  Stock measurements:   Comb: 1 1/2″  Heel: 2 1/2″  LOP: 14 1/4″ to a horn buttplate.  Weight 5lbs 13oz.   In beautiful original condition retaining nearly all of the casehardened finish on the action and sideplates.   Trigger guard and top lever have all of the high polish charcoal blue remaining.  Barrels showing 98% original blue with the maker’s  and A&F’s names engraved on top.  “A FRANCOTTE MAKER” and patent info on the left  sideplate at the bottom.  Excellent wood and checkering.  1949 mfg. Price: $8,750

Verees & Co. 28ga. 28″ auto-ejector, built by Lebeau Courally 1954: Chokes F-F (.028) Doub. Trig., LOP 14 1/4″ to Silvers type pad,  DAC 1 3/8″  DAH 2″ Beaver tail FE
Condition:  nearly unfired with strong case color and blue. Price: $4750

Verees & Co. 28ga. 28" auto-ejector, built by Lebeau Courally 1954
Verees & Co. 28ga. 28″ auto-ejector, built by Lebeau Courally 1954

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PIOTTI MONACO HAMMER GUN 2 BARREL SET 12 GAUGE
PIOTTI MONACO HAMMER GUN 2 BARREL SET 12 GAUGE

PIOTTI MONACO HAMMER GUN 2 BARREL SET 12 GAUGETERZI ENGRAVED MADE 2004 THIS IS THE BEST HAMMER GUN I HAVE EVER SEEN BOTH SETS OF BARRELS ARE 30″ 2 3/4 #1 IS 010 AND 018 #2 IS 032 AND 042 DOUBLE TRIGGER EXTRACTORS BEAVERTAIL FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP CHECKERED BUTT WITH ENGRAVED HEEL AND TOE PLATES OAK AND LEATHER CASE NEW CONDITION 7LBS 14 OZ X 2″ X 1 7/16″ X 15″. Price: $89,500

F.W. HEYM BEST QUALITY SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA O/U SHOTGUN
F.W. HEYM BEST QUALITY SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA O/U SHOTGUN

F.W. HEYM BEST QUALITY SIDEPLATE BOXLOCK 12GA O/U SHOTGUNORNATE BEAUTIFUL GAME SCENES ENGRAVED ON ACTION, 30″ DEMI BLOCK SPLIT BBLS, 2 3/4, CHOKED FULL/FULL, VENT RIB, EJECTORS, SST, HIGHLY FIGURED WALNUT, PISTOL GRIP ENGRAVED CAP, 3 PC FOREND, VERY PRECISE SKIP LINE CHECKERING, 28 LPI, LOP 14 1/4 TO BEST LEATHER PAD, 1 1 /2, 2 3/8, 7LBS 4OZ, VERY MINTY, 99%! Price: $7,650

H.A. LINDER SUPERIOR GRADE 16GA SXS SHOTGUN
H.A. LINDER SUPERIOR GRADE 16GA SXS SHOTGUN

H.A. LINDER SUPERIOR GRADE 16GA“H.A. LINDER” , Prussian Mfg. 1912 (HAL&Crossed Pistols Maker’s Mark on BBL’s) , 16GA , 28″ Barrels choked: R-MOD (.016) L-FULL (.032) Bore’s Bright , Chambers 2 3/4″ , Sculptured Side-Clip Action with Third Fastener , Scroll Engraved , Cocking Indicators , Double Triggers , Ejectors , Pistol Grip Stock with Horn Gripcap (has engraved inlay w/original owners name) Dem’s: 1 1/2″x 2 9/16″x 14″LOP to original Horn Buttplate , Splinter Forend with Ebony Inlay at Tip , Very Nice European Walnut with lots of Figure , Checkered Side-Panels and Drop-Points , Casecolor 30-40% (vivid in protected areas) , blue 95%+ , wood 98% finish. Price: $6,500

Parker Reproduction Model DHE 20 Gauge 28"/26" Barrel Set, Straight Grip, Double Triggers
Parker Reproduction Model DHE 20 Gauge 28″/26″ Barrel Set, Straight Grip, Double Triggers

Parker Reproduction Model DHE 20 Gauge 28″/26″ Barrel Set, Straight Grip, Double TriggersPrice: $5,999.99
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Metal Condition: Metal Condition is Excellent
Wood Condition: Wood Condition is Excellent
Bore Condition: Bores are Bright and Shiny
Barrels: 28′ and 26″ Barrels
Triggers: Double Smooth Triggers
Stock: Nicely Figured Hardwood Stock with Double Panel Cut Checkering
Stock Dimensions:
14 1/4″ LOP; 2 ” DAH; 1.5″ DAC (center); 1 3/8″ DAC (front)
Fore End: Straight Hardwood Fore End
Butt Pad: Checkered Wood and Metal Butt Plate
Weight: 6 Pounds 12 Ounces
Sights: Single Brass Bead
Chokes: 28″ Full / Modified 26″ Modified / Improved Cylinder

Ithaca NID 16ga Side-by-Side Shotgun
Ithaca NID 16ga Side-by-Side Shotgun

Ithaca NID 16ga Side-by-Side ShotgunSerial no 466xxx 28″, M/F, DT, SF, 14″ Lop to wrong buttplate, Pistol grip cap not good, 20% case color, 90% Blue, wood shows handling marks nothing bad, good bore. Price: $995

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JAMES WOODWARD & SON BEST SXS, SIDELOCK, 12 GAUGE
JAMES WOODWARD & SON BEST SXS, SIDELOCK, 12 GAUGE

JAMES WOODWARD & SON BEST SXS, SIDELOCK, 12 GAUGE: 26″ BARRELS, LM/F (.016″/.044″) CHOKED – DOUBLE TRIGGERS – AUTO EJECTORS – SPLINTER FOREND – ENGLISH WALNUT TRADEMARK WOODWARD STYLE PISTOL GRIP STOCK – HAND CHECKERED HORN BUTT – SOLID GAME RIB – FULL COVERAGE ROSETTE BOUQUET & MINIATURE SCROLL ENGRAVING ON COLOR CASE HARDENED RECEIVER – ARCADED FENCES – EXCELLENT CONDITION – STRONG CASE COLOR REMAINING – 1927 MANUFACTURE – LEATHER CASE INCLUDED. 6 LBS. 1 OZ. 14 3/8″ X 1 5/8″ X 2 3/4″. Price: $45,000

Charles Daly Prussian 12ga. Linder Diamond Quality Featherweight SXS
Charles Daly Prussian 12ga. Linder Diamond Quality Featherweight SXS

Charles Daly Prussian 12ga. Linder Diamond Quality Featherweight SXSWonderful Prussian Proofed Super Light Linder Daly. This 12ga. Diamond Quality featherweight weighs in at 5.6lbs. Auto ejectors, doub. triggers, LOP 14 3/8″ to leather covered pad, DAC 1 1/2″  DAH 2″,  26″ barrels have chokes of R. .026 (full) and  L. .000 (Cyl.) and orig. 2 9/16″ chambers with a bore dimension of .721 which corresponds with the water table marks of 13/1
Condition: This shotgun has had very little use and retains a high degree of original finish overall. The breech face retains nearly all of it’s case colors showing few rounds were fired and the remainder of the receiver retains 60-70% orig CC. Barrels retain nearly all their original blue. The barrels are on face with a tight lock-up tight ejectors and proper timing. Price: $9800

Verees & Co. 28ga. 28" auto-ejector, built by Lebeau Courally 1954
Verees & Co. 28ga. 28″ auto-ejector, built by Lebeau Courally 1954

Verees & Co. Side-by-Side 28ga. 28″ auto-ejector, built by Lebeau Courally 1954: Chokes F-F (.028) Doub. Trig., LOP 14 1/4″ to Silvers type pad,  DAC 1 3/8″  DAH 2″ Beaver tail FE
Condition:  nearly unfired with strong case color and blue. Price: $4750

PARKER REPRODUCTION 12 GA DOUBLE TRIGGER LONG LOPPistol Grip Stock and Splinter  Forend, 26″ Barrels  Ic/Mod, DAC 1 3/8″ DAH 2 3/8″ 14 3/4″ LOP, 6 lbs.8 oz. Outstanding American Walnut. Excellent used condition – 50% CC, 99% Blue, 99% Wood and Finish, No Dents, Cracks or Scratches.  Very few minor handling and hunting marks. Comes with Factory Leather Takedown Case, Canvas and Leather Case Cover, Keys and Snapcaps. Price: $3750

PARKER REPRODUCTION 12 GA DOUBLE TRIGGER LONG LOP
PARKER REPRODUCTION 12 GA DOUBLE TRIGGER LONG LOP
J. P. Sauer SxS Boxlock Shotgun in 12 Gauge
J. P. Sauer SxS Boxlock Shotgun in 12 Gauge

J. P. Sauer SxS Boxlock Shotgun in 12 GaugeExtractor model with auto safety. Very Clean. Price: $1,199.99
Chambers: 2 3/4 Inch
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Few light handling marks
Bore Condition: Bright
Barrels: 28 Inch
Triggers: Double Trigger
Stock: Straight Grip Walnut Stock
Stock Dimensions: 14 1/4″ LOP
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: Sauer Plate
Weight: 6 Lbs 11 Ozs
Sights: Matted Rib with Metal Bead
Chokes: Full/Full

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#654A KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN
#654A KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN

#654A KERSTEN ANTINIT O/U ENGRAVED SHOTGUN: 12 ga., 31” bbls., extremely full choke almost down to a 16 bore, fully raised matted rib with 2 ivory beads, action engraved with game scenes, left side has a fox watching 4 pheasants flying, right side has 2 pointers watching 4 grouse flying, both are in an outdoor scene with brush, trees, hills & so forth, bottom of frame has a hawk sitting on a dead Mallard in an oval, also has “FCR” initials in gold on bottom of trigger guard with engraved scene around it, bbls. are also engraved & marked “Bohler Antinit”, right side of bbls. marked “Nitro”, SST, ejectors, cocking indicators, top tang safety, flat panel on both sides of stock behind the receiver, fancy checkered PG with engraved steel PG cap, oval gold inlay in bottom of stock, leather covered recoil pad, 15” pull, checkered forend with Deeley lever forend release, beautiful condition with 100% bbl. blue, mint bores, 100% casehardening, very high quality. Price: $9,500

PRUSSIAN LINDER – 16 GAUGE – 28″BARRELS – EJECTORS AND WELL FIGURED WOOD
PRUSSIAN LINDER – 16 GAUGE – 28″BARRELS – EJECTORS AND WELL FIGURED WOOD

PRUSSIAN LINDER – 16 GAUGE – 28″BARRELS – EJECTORS AND WELL FIGURED WOOD: Prussian Linder SxS 16 gauge with excellent original condition. Correct Linder markings with “crossed pistols”. Well figured wood with with grip cap with owners name. Ejectors. Barrels are 28″. Gun is in proof. Proofed originally 16/1 (.669 to .679). Bores measure right in the middle of that range at .674. Chambers are 2 3/4″. Right barrel has 15/1000 choke (Mod) while left barrel has 34/1000 (Full). Tight on face. Double underbite with Greener style cross bolt. Excelsior Steel Barrels. No loose ribs. Original case color in protected areas. Weight of gun is 6 LBS 7 1/4 OZ. Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions: LOP – 13 7/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 11/16″, Drop at Heel – 2 1/2″. Price: $3,800

FAIR Rizzini SRC 702 OU 20 Gauge Shotgun
FAIR Rizzini SRC 702 OU 20 Gauge Shotgun

FAIR Rizzini SRC 702 20 Gauge: FAIR Rizzini SRC 702 20ga imported by New England Arms, straight stock with beautiful wood, color case hardening, and gold line inlay.  The barrels are 26″ long with screw in choke tubes (included is one cylinder choke tube and one light-modified choke tube).  The bore diameter is 0.628 inches and the length of pull is approximately 14 3/8 inches.  Overall very clean, one small ding on the right side of the stock which can be seen in the picture of the right side of the stock. Price: $3,495

Browning Superposed – Superlight – OU – A1 Game Gun – Unfired – New in Original Box: 1975 – Browning FN Superposed – A1 Game Gun – 12ga, 26-1/2″, 2-3/4″, IC / IM (.011 / .028), Swan Neck Straight Grip Stock, Schnabel Forearm, LOP 14-3/8″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″, Slight Cast Off, Weight 6 lbs. 10 oz. Same gun as U.S. Market Superlight except for the much more comfortable and practical Swan Neck Stock. Perfect Pheasant Gun with this choke setup! Gun is New – Unfired – MINT in Original Box. Price: $2,950

Browning Superposed - Superlight - OU - A1 Game Gun - Unfired - New in Original Box
Browning Superposed – Superlight – OU – A1 Game Gun – Unfired – New in Original Box

Browning Citori Superlight FEATHER 20ga. 26″ New in box: With invector plus chokes.3 included ic, mod, full. English stock and silver engraved receiver. weight( 5.60 lbs.)100% new in box. Price: $2,100

Browning Citori Superlight FEATHER 20ga. 26″ New in box:
Browning Citori Superlight FEATHER 20ga. 26″ New in box:

Going off today: That Charles Daly Diamond and the Lefever EE..

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS

Just a reminder, these two nice doubles are coming up today at Poulin’s Auctions in Fairfield, ME. You can still bid on them online, and there may also be time to arrange phone bids. Of course, you can also go to the auction and bid on these doubles in person.

Both side-by-side guns are in excellent original condition. The Daly is beautifully engraved and has some fantastic color on it, and with its straight grip and high dimensions, the Lefever is an American classic that would be perfect for sporting clays or late-season pheasants.

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS

Lot: 2226A CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS: SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 Ga. S# 2006. Bbl. 30″ Excelsior Witten fluid steel. Lindner mfg. gun with top rib marked “CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY”. Scalloped boxlock action with side clips, cross bolt lock, cocking indicators having case colored finish. Breech end of bbls. & action have full coverage fine Arabesque scroll hand engraving. Floorplate has vignette featuring a setter at point. Trigger guard vignette features 3 partridge. Double triggers. Ejectors. Splinter forearm & round knob stock of fancy thin shell walnut with fine hand checkering. Horn forearm cap & round knob grip insert. Toe line has German silver nameplate with initial “HGS”. LOP: 14 1/8″ over leather faced age hardened London style pad. DAC: 1 1/2″. DAC: 2 3/4″. Weight: 7lb. 11.6 oz. Bore diameter: right-.722 left: .722. Choke restriction: right-.045″ left-.045. Chambers 2 3/4″. CONDITION: 85% bbl. blue with scattered scratches with spots of freckling. Action retains 75% case colors. Stocks have good finish with light checkering wear & scattered light marks. Very good bright bores. ESTIMATE $4000-6000.

Lot: 2567 LEFEVER ARMS CO. EE GRADE SHOTGUN: Cal. 12 Ga., 2 5/8″. S# 45457. Bbl. 30″ Krupp fluid steel. Brass front bead. Compensated sidelock action with cocking indicators. Engraving features vignette of pointing dogs with highlights of arabesque. Double triggers. Ejectors. Splinter forend & straight hand stock of hand checkered fine thin shell walnut. Toe line has name shield. LOP: 14 1/2″ over added London style pad. DAC: 1 1/2″. DAH: 2 3/16″. Stock cast off. 7 lb 14.7 oz. Choke restrictions: right-.014, left-.050.

LEFEVER ARMS CO. EE GRADE SIDELOCK SHOTGUN
LEFEVER ARMS CO. EE GRADE SIDELOCK SHOTGUN

CONDITION: bbls. retain 50% fading blue with spots of corrosion. Action has case colors in protected areas with balance fading to patina. Stocks have lightly worn finish with numerous scratches & handling marks. Bright bores. Right bbl. has evidence of raised dent 10 1/2″ from muzzle. Left bbl. has raised dent 12 1/2″ from muzzle. Estimate: $2500-3500.

Auction Alert: Great Looking 12g Charles Daly Lindner Diamond Grade…

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS

Here’s a super nice Charles Daly that’s coming up at Poulin’s Auction this Friday, March 13. It’s a Diamond Quality No. 275, which was one of Daly’s top grade doubles. These early Dalys were made in Prussia by the firm of Harold Lindner, and they’re some of the finest boxlock shotguns ever made. This one has some awesome color-case hardening on it, and the engraving on the bottom of the action is fantastic.

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS

Lot: 2226A CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS: SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 Ga. S# 2006. Bbl. 30″ Excelsior Witten fluid steel. Lindner mfg. gun with top rib marked “CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY”. Scalloped boxlock action with side clips, cross bolt lock, cocking indicators having case colored finish. Breech end of bbls. & action have full coverage fine Arabesque scroll hand engraving. Floorplate has vignette featuring a setter at point. Trigger guard vignette features 3 partridge. Double triggers. Ejectors. Splinter forearm & round knob stock of fancy thin shell walnut with fine hand checkering. Horn forearm cap & round knob grip insert. Toe line has German silver nameplate with initial “HGS”. LOP: 14 1/8″ over leather faced age hardened London style pad. DAC: 1 1/2″. DAC: 2 3/4″. Weight: 7lb. 11.6 oz. Bore diameter: right-.722 left: .722. Choke restriction: right-.045″ left-.045. Chambers 2 3/4″. CONDITION: 85% bbl. blue with scattered scratches with spots of freckling. Action retains 75% case colors. Stocks have good finish with light checkering wear & scattered light marks. Very good bright bores. ESTIMATE $4000-6000.

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY NO. 275 SXS

Auction alert: 12g Charles Daly Diamond Quality, Lindner-made SxS…

Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge

I’ve written a lot about Charles Daly shotguns — and for good reason. Up until the mid-1930s, Daly shotguns were some of the finest doubles sold in the US.

Charles Daly was a businessman, not a gunmaker. Around 1875 he partnered with August Shoverling to import shotguns into the United States. These side-by-sides were marketed under the Charles Daly name, and early on they were built by serveral different makers.

By the time this gun was built, Daly had established a relationship with a German gunmaker named Harold Lindner. The Lindner-Daly relationship lasted from the end of the 19th century until around WW1, and produced some of the finest boxlock shotguns ever made.

This Daly is Gunauction.com now at No Reserve and the listing ends December 21, 2014, @ 17:27:00 PT.

BTW: You can see more nice Charles Dalys that I’ve written about here and here.

Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge

Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge

Model: Side by Side

Serial Number: 307

Year of Manufacture: Pre-1890 (Crown over Crossed Pistols Proof)

Gauge: 12 Gauge

Action Type: Side by Side (SxS) with Dual Triggers and Automatic Ejectors

Markings: The lock plates are marked “CHARLES DALY THURINGIA”. The underside of the receiver is engraved with a pointing dog and pheasant game scene. The underside of the trigger guard is decorated with a Deer. The bottom tang is marked “307”. The top tang is marked “SAFE” in gold. The water table is marked “307”. The metal oval insert on the belly of the buttstock is marked “D.B. RESS”. The top rib is marked “CHARLES DALY EXTRA FINE DAMASCUS BARRELS DIAMOND QUALITY”. The underside of the left barrel is marked “LE”. Both barrels are marked “SAXONY” and with crossed pistols with a crown above them. The underside of the right barrel is marked “453”. The right barrel flat is marked “307”. The forend hardware is marked “307”.

Barrel Length: 28”

Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge

Choke: Both bores measure .715” at the muzzle.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a steel bead front sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut. The forend has some compression marks. The buttstock has a rounded pistol grip. The butt of the pistol grip has an oval recession. There are light scratches, compression marks and handling marks throughout. The belly of the buttstock has an oval piece of metal inlayed which is marked “D.B. Ress”. The LOP measures 14 ¼” from the front of the forward trigger to the back of the horn buttplate. There are small holes in the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There are a few light scratches down the length of the bores. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 50% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some pinprick surface erosion and frosting on the underside of the receiver and trigger guard. The barrel shows a light brown patina. The Herringbone Damascus pattern is still very visible. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good condition.

Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge

Mechanics: The action functions Correctly. We have not fired this shotgun.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: This was a Charles Daly marked shotgun made in Germany by Heinrich Lindner. This particular model is a Diamond quality with fine engraving and special Manufacture Extra Damascus barrels which were said to be five times more expensive than the standard Damascus. This is truly a quality firearm and was made to last. This is for the collector and is in great functioning condition.

 

Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge
Lindner Made Charles Daly SxS Shotgun, Diamond Quality SN307, 1800s Antique 12 Gauge

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WEBLEY & SCOTT BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE 250-3000
WEBLEY & SCOTT BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE 250-3000

WEBLEY & SCOTT BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE 250-3000: 28″ BARREL WITH A 5 LEAF 1/4 RIB EXPRESS SIGHT AND A RAMP FRONT SIGHT DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP MAKERS CASE A REAL TACK DRIVER EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION 8LBS 6 OZ X 14 1/8 LOP. Price: $24,500

12 gauge Winchester Model 21 Trap Double Barrel Shotgun: 1940s guns, 12 gauge, 2 3/4″ chambers, 30″ barrels, ejectors. Straight-grip stock. Beavertail forend. Bright bore. 14 3/16 LOP to Winchester recoil pad; 1 7/16 DAC; 2 3/16 DAH. Full & Full, 8lbs. Single select trigger. Some wear to metal finish, some dents, dings, and impressions on wood. Price: $8999

12 gauge Winchester Model 21 Trap Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge Winchester Model 21 Trap Double Barrel Shotgun
THIEME & SCHLEGELMILCH NIMROD SIDELOCK DRILLING - 12/12/WIN 30-30
THIEME & SCHLEGELMILCH NIMROD SIDELOCK DRILLING – 12/12/WIN 30-30

THIEME & SCHLEGELMILCH NIMROD SIDELOCK DRILLING – 12/12/WIN 30-30: Extremely rare Thieme & Schlegelmilch Nimrod Drilling. Best quality drilling made in Suhl, Germany in 1919. Original: claw mounts, claws and Busch scope. Unusual straight grip stock. Sharp engraving and excellent original case color. Barrels are 26 ¾” with shotgun barrels choked full and full. All barrels Nitro Proofed. Shotgun barrels are Excelsior Steel while rifle barrel is Bohler Steel. Rifle barrel in original Winchester  30/30 caliber. Excellent bores. Disc set strikers for shotgun barrels. Top tang safety and rifle engagement with three positions. Gun is tight on face with light use. Stock LOP is 14 ¾” with cast off. Provision for cheek riser (riser not included). Weight of gun is 8 LBS 2 1/8 OZ with scope. Price: $7,500

A.H. FOX A grade SXS 20 GA Double Barrel Shotgun: Serial #200381. 26″ bbls. Chokes: Lt.M (.010) & Lt.M (.010). Double trigger. Round Knob Semi-PG grip, Splinter Forearm. Weight: 5lb, 13oz. Dimensions 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 14 1/8 with 1/4 cast off. Original butt plate. Phildelphia gun Price: $3,900

A.H. FOX A grade SXS 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun
A.H. FOX A grade SXS 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BARREL PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN: 12 ga. 30″ bbls. Choked full and mod. Damascus steel pattern. A few minor pitting but generally VG bores. Has the desirable crossed pistols motif under bbl indicating it is a Prussian made. Ejectors. Original wood in VG+ condition with nice sharp checkering. Circasian style walnut measuring 14-1/8″ to end of the pad. Receiver retains about 25% case colors. Bbl has about 60-70% . Nice Damascus pattern showing. Very nice all original gun. Crisp mechanical condition. Price: $2,750.

Auction alert: a super rare Joseph Jakob – H.A. Lindner 10g boxlock shotgun…

10 gauge Joseph Jakob boxlock double barrel shotgun
10 gauge Joseph Jakob boxlock double barrel shotgun

Towards the end of the 19th century, America was full of gunmakers. From the big boys like Colt and Winchester to tiny guys like Krider and Tonks. Joseph Jakob was one of these tiny guys, and the 10g shotgun you see here is one of his guns. It’s coming up this Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Poulin Antiques & Auctions. The sales starts @ 10:00 AM.

Jakobs was has a shop at 1156 Passyhunk Avenue in Philadelphia, PA. Other than that, little is known about him, though and very few firearms bearing his name are in circulation today (Maybe around 12).

On the one you see here,  the action, barrels, and metalwork were sourced in Prussia from H.A. Lindner, the famous double-barrel maker behind Charles Daly shotguns. These parts were fitted and finished off by Jakob, and the gun was also stocked by him (or by people he employed for the task). This was a common practice and “makers” throughout the US did it with parts they brought in from the UK and Europe.

10 gauge Joseph Jakob boxlock double barrel shotgun
10 gauge Joseph Jakob boxlock double barrel shotgun

Lot #1130: JOSEPH JAKOB SxS SHOTGUN: Cal. 10 Ga., 2 7/8″. S# 3011. Bbl. 30″ of damascus steel. Mod & full fixed chokes. Top rib marked “Joseph Jakob-Maker 1156 Passylink Ave. Philada.” Anson & Deeley boxlock action with cocked indicators & fancy fences. Bbls feature Lindner’s crossed-pistols trademarks. Unique, full coverage scroll engraving featuring mountain village scene on floor plate with hunter on bottom of frame. Dbl. triggers. Extractors. Original splinter forearm of checkered walnut with engraved, pull down latch & fancy steel tip. Replacement straight-hand stock of checkered fancy walnut. LOP: 13 7/8″ over horn butt. DAC: 1 9/16″. DAH: 2 1/2″. Stock is cast off. Weight: 8lbs 13.3oz. Minimum wall thickness L. .042 & R. .044.

CONDITION: 40% brown bbl. finish an area of right pitting on right bbl. showing good damascus pattern. Action has sm. amount of original case colors in protected areas blending with silvery patina. Forearm has darkened finish with moderate wear having a chip on left side near tip. Stock has good finish with scattered handling marks. Good bores with areas of dulled appearance. Minimum wall thickness L. .042 & R. .044 ESTIMATE: $1000-1500.

 

More about Joseph Jakob

I found this info online. It’s from a book on classic American gunmakers. Judging by the “War of Northern Aggression” comments, I’m guessing the author was Southern:

“It appears Joseph Jakob hung out his shingle as the War of Northern Aggression commenced and at least the firm, or some variant & maybe Joseph Jakob himself, till 1905. He made percussion dueling pistols and muzzleloaders to the customers specifications.

In the 1870s he seemed to parallel William R. Schaefer in effort as both had 2 to 3 craftsmen working in their respective shops.. He must have been an obsessive-compulsive as his shop in every detail was as clean as a pin. One could not find the shop of Messieurs Purdey any more immaculate or more organized than that of Joseph Jakob. Also his workmanship was compared to that of Purdey at the time. Upon entry to the shop, one would pass thru a portal, where a half glass door hung, noting white curtains covering the window panes, and passing across a white surfaced floor that was so clean one could take lunch off of it. A few small rugs were neatly placed in the shop. All this cleanliness was due largely to the efforts of his daughter.

Prior to say 1890, one would have found several Joseph Jakob examples in a gun case with a set of glass doors. During the 1890s the guns were replaced by sporting weapon components and sporting related items. The demise of the firm of Joseph Jakob can be attributed to the lack of embracement to mechanization. After the truce of the War of Northern Aggression in 1865, one could not find a machine made sporting weapon in the U.S. of A. and the Brits had cornered the market. But over the next decade the scales were going to tilt in the other direction with respected to partially machine made and machine made sporting weapons. This transition forced Joseph Jakob’s shop from a multi-man effort shop to a single man shop, to pretty much a repair facility peddling shell cutters and the like. By 1890 the firm was listed as Joseph Jakob & Sons and the reorganization may have occurred earlier say between 1885 & 1889.

It was either the name change, or an address change, from 1890 foward till 1905 when the shop appears to have been closed. Something occured in 1899 and it may be that Joseph Jakob retired or expired and the sons continued for about another 5 years. This is purely conjuecture but it was a bumpy road for the firm from the mid 1890s to 1905 and possibly as late as 1909. “

Good gun alert: 20 gauge Charles Daly Diamond grade double….

20 gauge Charles Daly Lindner-made, Diamond quality double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Lindner-made, Diamond quality double barrel shotgun

I just found this Charles Daly on Gunbroker.com, and it looks like a very nice shotgun. It’s a 20 gauge, and it looks like a standard, Lindner-made Diamond quality. It’s a tough double to find in a small bore, and it looks like it’s in excellent condition. Right now it’s at $6000 – a very fair price.

If it looks good to you, bid on it right away. The auction ends today @ 5:50:12 PM ET. So bid away. The seller is offering a 3-day inspection, so you should be covered.

Here’s more about the shotgun from the seller:

20 gauge Charles Daly Lindner-made, Diamond quality double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Lindner-made, Diamond quality double barrel shotgun

20 gauge Charles Daly Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun: Charles Daly. Made in Prussia. 20 Ga. Barrels Marked Excelsior Witton. Serial Number 2480. Matching Numbers. Ejectors. Double Triggers. LOP Measures 14″. THIS IS A USED FIREARM AND IS IN IT’S ORIGINAL CONDITION. APPROX 80% TO 85% CONDITION. HAS NOT BEEN CUT OR ALTERED IN ANY WAY. NO SPLITS OR CRACKS IN FOREARM OR STOCK, SMALL CHIP IN KNOB OF PISTOL GRIP, BORES ARE EXCELLENT.

20 gauge Charles Daly Lindner-made, Diamond quality double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Lindner-made, Diamond quality double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Lindner-made, Diamond quality double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Lindner-made, Diamond quality double barrel shotgun

Auction alert: Awesome doubles by Charles Daly & more to come…

Little John’s Auction Service annual May antique and sporting guns auction starts this Wednesday. If you’re into nice doubles, this is a sale you don’t want to miss. It’s a big auction, spread out over 2 days – Wednesday & Thursday, May 22-23. I’m going to put up several posts featuring the highlights of this sale. To start, check out these great Lindner-made Charles Daly Double Barrel SxS shotguns:

20 gauge Charles Daly Prussian/Lindner Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Prussian/Lindner Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun

Lot 217: Charles Daly Prussian/Lindner #481, 20g Two Barrel Set: Damascus steel barrels, 28”  & 27 7/8”, double triggers, auto ejectors with a Capt. A. H. Hardy case. Very good condition showing 65% to 85% original finish on both barrels. 14 ¼” LOP to original horn checkered butt plate. Stocks is very good plus to near fine condition with some slight refreshing and no sanding. Est. $2500-$5000

12 gauge Charles Daly Prussian/Lindner Diamond Quality Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Charles Daly Prussian/Lindner Diamond Quality Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun

Lot 665: Charles Daly Prussian/ Lindner, Diamond grade, 12 gauge,  #3615: 30″ extra fine quality Damascus barrel’s, double triggers, cocking indicators, automatic ejectors.LOP 14 ½ , 2″ Drop at Heel. Near fine original condition with 50% to 75% original case. 50% to 60% thinning original blue finish. Very good stock. Est. $2500-$5000

12 gauge Charles Daly Prussian/Lindner Diamond Quality Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Charles Daly Prussian/Lindner Diamond Quality Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun

Lot 1038: Charles Daly Diamond grade, 12 gauge, #905: 30″ Damascus barrels. Lindner markings beneath the barrel. IC/ MOD. The stock measures 14 ¼ inch to the end of the original horn butt plate. The gun shows double triggers, auto ejectors, cocking indicators and is finally banknote and game scene engraved. The gun remains and fine to excellent original condition showing 95% plus original Brown and Demascus pattern finish on the barrels with 75% to 85% original case hardening on the frame just starting to drift a little silver, but still very colorful. The trigger guard shows traces of original blue going to natural steel color.  The wood remains in very good plus to near fine condition. The gun shows very little to almost no use. The stock shows a 2 3/4 inch drop the heel with a 1 ½ inch drop the comb and a slight cast off of a ¼ inch at the toe. Est. $3500-$7000

12 gauge Charles Daly Prussian/Lindner Diamond Quality Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Charles Daly Prussian/Lindner Diamond Quality Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun

Lot 1053: Charles Daly Diamond grade12 gauge #3659: 27 1/4″ damascus barrels, Double triggers, auto ejectors, cocking indicators, and fancy checkered deluxe walnut stocks with pistol grip. IC/M. The barrels show 30%-50% original finish. The frame shows 30% – 50% case hardening. The stock have been expertly refreshed and restored as there was a crack at the wrist that has been professionally repaired. 13 1/4″ LOP. 6 pounds. Est. $2500-$5000

Exceptional Charles Dalys coming up in Julia’s 3/12 auction……

12 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Single Barrels 12 gauge Trap Shotgun
12 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Single Barrels 12 gauge Trap Shotgun

Charles Daly shotguns & drilling used to be some of the finest guns available in America. Even though these firearms were made in Europe, they were marketed under the Charles Daly name and sold in American sporting good shops like Von Lengerke & Detmolf and Abercrombie & Fitch.

The three Charles Dalys you see below are a great exceptional examples of just how nice these gun could be. If you would like to own one of them, all three coming up to auction this Tuesday, March 12, at James D. Julia’s Spring Firearms Auction.

12 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Single Barrels 12 gauge Trap Shotgun
12 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Single Barrels 12 gauge Trap Shotgun

LOT 2208: OVER THE TOP CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 2422. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. This heavily embellished, top of the line, trap gun has 32″ bbl fitted with raised, ventilated rib, mounted with two red beads, and gold inlaid “Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality” in scroll engraved rear portion. 3-1/2″ Triangles of exceptional relief scroll engraving extend from breech end. Bottom of bbl is stamped with HAL crossed pistol logo, the mark of H. A. Lindner, maker of what many believe to be the finest Daly’s of all time. Large matching ejector tapered beavertail forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: .721. Bore restriction: .035 (Full). Wall thickness: .068. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″.

CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 98% + orig blue, slightly silvered on edges of rib, with a few light scratches and marks. Action retains considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, high points and engraving pleasingly silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, with a few light marks, checkering slightly worn and dirty. Original pad is petrified. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbl is on face. Ejector is strong. The finest craftsmanship is evident everywhere on this masterpiece of German gunmaking.

PRICE: $8,000-$12,000

16 gauge Charles Daly Diamond Grade Double Barrels 16 gauge Shotgun
16 gauge Charles Daly Diamond Grade Double Barrels 16 gauge Shotgun

LOT 2209: CHARLES DALY LIGHTWEIGHT 16 GAUGE DIAMOND GRADE GAME GUN. SN 2118. Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ bbls are engraved “Charles Daly Diamond Quality” on unmatted portion of raised, matted, concave rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with HAL crossed pistol logos (mark of H. A. Lindner) and “Witten Excelsior”. Scroll flanked circular Witten logos are engraved on tops of bbls in front of 1-1/2″ triangles of nicely cut medium scroll. Case hardened, scallop-backed, small boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), side clips, hidden square crossbolt third fastener, and pin type cocking indicators. A Miller selective trigger has been fitted. Water table is stamped “Prussia”.  Bore diameter: left-.671, right -.670. Bore restrictions: left -.018 (Mod), right -.010 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″.

16 gauge Charles Daly Diamond Grade Double Barrels 16 gauge Shotgun
16 gauge Charles Daly Diamond Grade Double Barrels 16 gauge Shotgun

CONDITION: Very fine. Action retains 30 – 40% orig case hardening color, strong where protected, but is mostly a very pleasing bright silver. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, edges slightly rounded, with a number of minor marks, checkering somewhat worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Trigger works. Ejectors are in time. A very high quality shotgun that would be a fine little upland gun.

PRICE: $6,000-$9,000

Exceptional Charles Daly 20g x 20g X 30.30 Sidelock Drilling
Exceptional Charles Daly 20g x 20g X 30.30 Sidelock Drilling

LOT 2221: EXCEPTIONAL CHARLES DALY 20 GA OVER 30-30 SIDELOCK DRILLING. SN 113906. (ca 1912) Cal. 20 ga. x 20 ga. x 30-30. 28″ Krupp steel bbls are engraved “J. P. Sauer & Son, Suhl.” on tops. Full length matted rib has flip-up combination sight for rifle/ shotgun.  Case hardened, full back-sidelock action features tang mounted safety (engraved SAFE) with flip-up adjustable rear peep sight hinged through, pin cocking indicator for rifle bbl, crossbolt third fastener, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, bushed strikers for shotgun bbls, rifle cocking side lever, and double triggers. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″.

Exceptional Charles Daly 20g x 20g X 30.30 Sidelock Drilling
Exceptional Charles Daly 20g x 20g X 30.30 Sidelock Drilling

CONDITION: Excellent. Action retains 80% + orig case hardening color, silvered somewhat on bottom and fences. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig color. Stocks retain nearly all their orig rubbed oil finish with a few minor marks and knocks, as would be expected from light field use. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Mechanically excellent. 20 Bore Daly Drillings are very scarce, and not listed in the 1902 catalog.

PRICE: $4,000-$6,000

Big bucks for a plain Charles Daly boxlock…

Prussian. Lindner-made Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Barrel, Side by Side, Boxlock ejector, Shotgun
Prussian. Lindner-made Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Barrel, Side by Side, Boxlock ejector, Shotgun

Lindner-made Charles Daly side-by-side shotguns used to be one of the best buys in the vintage double world. That’s why I was excited to see this lightweight 12 gauge come up yesterday at Amoskeag Auctions. It was in great condition and I was hoping to get a deal.

Well, a deal didn’t happen. This Charles Daly hammered down for $4200. Add in the buyer’s premium,and  the winner is going to pay at least $4830 for this gun. That’s a lot of money for a plain 12 gauge boxlock – even if it was made by the famous Lindner clan.

Auction alert: lightweight 12 gauge Prussian Lindner Charles Daly side by side

Prussian. Lindner-made Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Barrel, Side by Side, Boxlock ejector, Shotgun
Prussian. Lindner-made Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Barrel, Side by Side, Boxlock ejector, Shotgun

Here’s another Charles Daly side-by-side that’s selling at auction tomorrow. This is a Prussian/Lindner-made Daly, and if you follow this blog at all you know how much I like these shotguns. If you don’t follow it, you can read more about these Prussian/Lindner-made Dalys here.

Prussian Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Ejector shotgun: Serial #1051, 12 ga., 28″ matted rib Krupp steel barrels choked skeet and improved modified with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 98% original blue having scattered scratches, particularly around the breech end and some fading at the muzzles. The scalloped frame is embellished with a panel of scroll and the Charles Daly name on both sides and it exhibits 80% vibrant case colors with some fading around the balls of the fences and on the bottom plate. The triggerguard also exhibits good color but showing a silver tang.

Prussian Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Ejectorgun, 12 gauge, Lightweight
Prussian Charles Daly Empire Grade Double Ejectorgun, 12 gauge, Lightweight

The nicely figured round knob pistol grip stock rates very good to excellent having a few handling marks over a gentle refinishing and very fine checkering with some rounded diamonds. The splinter forearm has a lever release which still exhibits some fading color and an ebony tip, and also rates very good to excellent as lightly refinished with fine crisp checkering.

The stock has a gold monogram plate in the toeline and an expertly added leather covered recoil pad providing a length of 14 1/4″ and drops of 1 5/8″ at the comb and 2 1/2″ at the heel with no cast. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, and automatic safety, and weighs 6 lbs. 3 ozs. This is a beautiful Lindner Daly built with the precision and craftsmanship that is the hallmark of these early Prussian doubles, and would make a wonderful lightweight upland double. (Estimate $3000/$4000)

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Here are my top-picks of the shotguns that popped up this week on Gunsinternational.com. That Holland & Holland is exceptional and the A.h. Fox 12 gauge Super Fox looks nice, too.

Charles Daly Regent Diamond Double Barrel Shotgun
Charles Daly Regent Diamond Double Barrel Shotgun

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SXS REGENT DIAMOND 9MM CENTERFIRE SHOT: This is without a doubt the sexiest gun we have encountered. 22” barrels, double triggers, extractors, splinter forearm. Pistol grip. In maker’s crocodile case. 3lbs, 6oz. Price: $95,000.00.

HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOUBLE HAMMER RIFLE .450 CALIBER: .450- 3 1/4″ ctg, 26″ fluid steel barrels with sideclips and rebounding hammers. Back action locks with bolted safeties. Underlever opening, double triggers, and express sights. Checkered foend and pistol grip buttstock with Holland top tang extension. In fabulous original condition retaining nearly all of the casehardened finish and barrel blue. Mint bores. In it’s original oak and leather red baize lined case. This is really on of the nicest original rifles like this I have had. Price: $24,500

CSMC Fox DE 20 gauge shotgun
CSMC Fox DE 20 gauge shotgun

Fox CSMC DE 20 ga.: Fox CSMC DE 20 ga., 26″ barrels choked IC/IC. The action features deep relief engraving of woodcock and rough grouse and a setter on the bottom with two flushing woodcock. The remainder finished in a deep, stylized acanthus, and chiseled oak leaf fences. Weighs 5 lbs, 10 oz. Maker’s case! Superb condition. Price: $16,500.

BAKER 10 GAUGE WATERFOWL SHOTGUN WITH 32″ DAMASCUS BARRELS: Chambers are 3″. The minimum wall thickness is 75/1000! The weight of the gun is 10 LBS 1 OZ. Good bores. This gun was made for Montgomery Wards as a private label. Nice damascus pattern on barrels. Traces of case colors. Engraving is crisp with scroll engraving on the sideplates and a quail on the floor plate. Price: $900

Francotte or Guild: 4 GA Gauge double barrel, circa about 1910-1930. The barrels measure 39-1/2″ and approx 56-1/4″ overall. The stock measures 14-1/2″ from the trigger to the checkered butt. The barrels retain 95%+ blue and the frame shows 95%+ case hardening. Price: $53,000

H.J. Hussey Ltd. 12 Gauge 3″ Chamber Imperial Ejector Shotgun: 30 inch barrels choked Full and Full. The condition of the shotgun is excellent with appoximately 75% of bluing, and 80% of case color remaining. Length of pull to the front trigger is 13 and 7/8 inches.  Price: $9,000

E. M. Reilly 12 ga hammer gun, side by side
E. M. Reilly 12 ga hammer gun, side by side

E. M. Reilly 12 ga hammer gun: Beautiful 12 ga hammer gun by E. M. Reilly. Thumb lever opening. Beautiful 30″ damascus barrels choked Cylinder and Cylinder. Bore diameter is .725 with a wall thickness of .030″. In a nice leather case. Price: $8,900

A.H.Fox HE Grade: A.H. Fox HE Grade Super Fox 32″ bbls,3″ chambers,bores .742,chokes .047 & .047 extra full. Gun was shipped October 4,1924 per factory letter.  Gun was listed as 23/4 inch chamber,however;references say many were sent back to factory and rechambered for the then new Winchester SuperX 3″ shells and bbls are stamped accordingly. With the 15″ LOP and 1 1/2X1 1/2 Monte Carlo stock.Price: $7,850.00

 

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J. Purdey, .410. side-by-side, Ken Hunt inlays
J. Purdey, .410. side-by-side, Ken Hunt inlays

PURDEY BEST KEN HUNT ENGRAVED 4 GUN SET .410, 28g, 20g & 12g : ALL ARE KEN HUNT ENGRAVED, CONSECUTIVE SERIAL NUMBERS BUILT BETWEEN 1980 AND 1981 ALL ARE NEW UNFIRED.

WESTLEY RICHARDS SXS Double Rifle 500/465 NE : 26″ BARRELS WITH 3 LEAF EXPRESS REAR SIGHT AND BEADED FRONT SIGHT DOUBLE TRIGGERS EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION CASED 11 1/2 LBS

Parker DHE 16 Bore Heavy Duck, 32” : 32″ F&F with 2 9/16″ chambers, 14 ¼”, 7 lbs. 10.1 oz.,1 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 14 1/4 with neutral cast

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 – 20 GAUGE TOURNAMENT SKEET : 26″ Barrels and WS1 and WS2 Chokes. Bores are mirror condition and measure .615 as original. Weight6 Lbs 11 3/4 Oz. Red Winchester recoil pad. Selective ejectors. Gun is tight on face. Matted rib with center bead. Checkering is sharp.

Charles Daly, Lindner, 10 gauge Side-by-Side shotgun
Charles Daly, Lindner, 10 gauge Side-by-Side shotgun

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN 10 GAUGE MADE BY LINDNER: Features 29 3/4″ barrels with 3″ chambers. Bores are .778 with IC and Mod chokes. Slight frosting, couple of areas of light and shallow pitts. Barrels ring like a bell. Extractor gun. Famous Daly “Crossed Pistols” makers mark. 9 Lbs 5 1/4 Oz.

Awesome Gun Alert: a super 20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond side-by-side…

20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Wow – check out this 20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond shotgun that just hit the market. it appears to be in excellent original condition. This side-by-side looks like it’s spectacular original condition. While it’s not cheap ($24,000), that price is pretty fair when you consider how rare and well made it is.

Regent Diamonds were the most “deluxe” of deluxe guns that Lindner made for Charles Daly (go to this post to compare it to a regular Diamond). The workmanship on them is absolutely top notch. Just check out how beautifully sculpted the action, fences and toplever are. Even though the gold on this one is a bit over the top, it’s well tastefully executed so that it helps make this a real elegant little gun.

Charles Daly 20 gauge Regent Diamond double barrel shotgun #2390:

20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Chamber: 2 1/2 “

Length: 26 ”
Chokes: IC/F

Lop: 14 1/2 ”

Pad thickness: 1 ”
Type of butt: Old English Pad
Drop comb: 1 3/4 ”
Drop heel: 2 7/8 ”

20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Cast amount: 1/8 ”
Cast: On
Weight: 5 lbs, 8 oz

20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

 

 

 

 

 

20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Charles Daly Diamond Grade VS. a Westley Richards Deluxe…

12g Charles Daly Diamond Grade Side-by-Side Shotgun
12g Charles Daly Diamond Grade Side-by-Side Shotgun

If you following this blog, you know how much I like Prussian-Lindner-made Charles Daly Side-by-Sides.  The Brits invented the Anson & Deeley boxlock shotgun, but in a lot of ways I think the Prussians and Belgians perfected it. To see what I mean, compare this Charles Daly Diamond Grade and Westley Richards Deluxe droplock.

Both side-by-sides are beautifully made and finished. But aesthetically, the 12 gauge Charles Daly Diamond is hard to beat. Just look at how rounded and sculpted the action is. The Daly also has a removable hinge pin and intercepting safety sears — features missing on the Westley.

12 gauge Westley Richards Deluxe Droplock Side-by-Side Shotgun
12 gauge Westley Richards Deluxe Droplock Side-by-Side Shotgun

Of course, the Westley is made on the famous Droplock action. A lot of people consider the droplock to be the apex of boxlocks. I agree that it’s a great design. I would love to have one, but it sure comes at a cost.

What do you think – Westley or Daly? Let me know…

You can see more nice Charles Dalys that I’ve written about here and here.

Another Charles Daly, this one a Diamond Grade…

I wrote about this 24 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond grade A couple weeks ago. Today, lets look at a much earlier Daly double barrel.

Charles Daly Diamond Grade double barrel shotgun
Charles Daly Diamond Grade double barrel shotgun

This is a 12 gauge Diamond grade, one step down from the Regent Diamond, but in many ways a much more beautiful side by side. This gun was made in the 19th century, probably around 1892. Back then, Daly’s Diamond grade was their best shotgun, and Lindner went out of his way to make sure these were exceptional guns. You can see this quality in how well the action is sculpted and the stock is formed. The engraving is also fantastic.

The other thing I like about this gun i how no one thing steals the show. Instead, the wood, the engraving, the Extra Fine Damascus barrels, and the entire gun come together in one stunning impression.

Instead saying “Look at that wood” or “Wow, what fancy engraving,” I looked at this Daly and thought “Look at that ‘friggin gun!” To me, that’s what makes a a side-by-side a Best quality gun.

 

A rare gun: Joseph Jakob 10g double-barrel shotgun…

American used to be full of gunmakers, especially toward the end of the 19th century. From the big boys like Colt and Winchester to tiny guys like Krider and Tonks, these operations turned out everything from mass-produced pistols to top quality, custom made double-barrel shotguns.

Joseph Jakob 10 gauge double barrel shotgun
Joseph Jakob 10 gauge double barrel shotgun

Joseph Jakob was one of these tiny guys. Based on 1156 Passyhunk Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, he  made guns of the highest order. Very little is known about Jakobs, though. It’s thought that he was around for about a decade — 1870-1880– and there are under 10 known surviving examples of his work in circulation today. These guns are all very hig quality. This side-by-side is an excellent example.

It’s a 10 gauge made around 1880. Even though it says JOSEPH JAKOB- MAKER 1156 PASSYUNK AVE PHILADA on the rib (that’s not a typo, btw), the action, barrels, and metalwork on this gun were not made in PA or anywhere else in USA. These parts were made in Prussia by Lindner, the famous double-barrel maker behind Charles Daly shotguns. These parts were then shipped to the USA and finished off by Jakob, or by people he employed for the task. This was a common practice and “makers” throughout the US did it with parts they brought in from the UK and Europe.

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