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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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#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:

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PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGE
PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGE

PIOTTI LUNIK SXS 28 GAUGECREATIVE ARTS 27″ 004 AND 009 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP LEATHER COVERED PAD FANTASTIC ENGRAVING AND WOOD NEW CONDITION MAKERS CASE 5LBS 14 OZ X 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 14 1/2. Price: $29,500

J.P Sauer Model 300 16GA: Made in 1937 , imported by Abercrombie and Fitch. 100% English scroll engraving, case color and blue. Action with double underlock and doll head rib extention and side clips with interceptor sears. 28″ barrels, M.IC. 2 3/4 chambers. LOP 14 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 2 7/8. weight 6lb 1 oz. Mint condition with nice piece of wood to original butt plate. This gun was sold in 1957 to Prince David Vachynadze. Price: $6800

J.P Sauer Model 300 16GA
J.P Sauer Model 300 16GA
Prussian Daly Superior Grade 20ga/28"
Prussian Charles Daly Superior Grade 20ga/28″

Prussian Charles Daly Superior Grade 20ga, 28″Superior Grade Prussian Charles Daly: scalloped boxlock receiver with scroll engraving, 14 1/2″ LOP over a leather faced pad and a Prince of Wales grip, splinter forearm with an Ebony tip, checkered side panels, cocking indicators, double triggers that are checkered on the face, ejectors, side clips, traces of case color remain on the receiver and trigger bow, some slight blue thinning on the barrels, Krupp steel barrels with 2 3/4″ chambers and choked IC/Mod. Price: $4,495.

Merkel Model 200E O/U Double Barrel Shotgun: 2 3/4 chambers, 28″ barrels, choke F&F with solid rib. Double trigger, front articulated, LOP 14 1/4 to otiginal Merkel Butt plate. 100% case color and blue. No cheek piece. This gun was made in 1955 , light weight, 6lb 7oz with nice piece of wood. Mint condition, probably unfired. Price: $2,950

Merkel Model 200E O/U Double Barrel Shotgun:
Merkel Model 200E O/U Double Barrel Shotgun:
Francaise Robust No. 7 12 Gauge
Francaise Robust No. 7 12 Gauge

Francaise Robust No. 7 12 Gauge: 12 Gauge. Chambers: 2-3/4″ Metal Condition:Bluing worn on the high points. Wood Condition: Scratched and dented. Bore Condition: Shiny, no pitting. Barrels:27 7/16″ Triggers: Double. Stock: Walnut. Dimensions: 14″ LoP. Fore End: Walnut. Butt Pad: Plastic. Weight: 6 lbs. Chokes: Right barrel .000″/ Left barrel .041. Price:$889.99

Great gun alert: A 12g, Prussian-made Charles Daly O/U…

Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge - F.W. Heym
Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge – F.W. Heym

Here’s a beautiful, high-quality shotgun you rarely see: It’s a 12 gauge Charles Daly O/U made in Prussia by F. W. Heym. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the online auctions ends on Sat, 10/18/2014, @ 12:46:55 AM ET.

Charles Daly was an importer, not a maker, and his company had doubles built in Europe for the American market. Charles Daly side-by-sides are famous for their high quality, and this O/U looks like it’s just as well made. It’s a boxlock with sideplates. It was built in the 1920s, right when Charles Daly first offered O/Us. In its day, it was a very expensive shotgun — $500. At the same time, you could buy a Charles Daly Diamond Quality side-by-side  for $450, an A.H. Fox DE for $256.60, and Parker CHE for around $220.

Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge – F.W. Heym: This Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge has been owned by the same family since its original purchase and is in very good condition. The pictures speak for themselves and I will answer any questions to the best of my ability. The length of pull is 14.5″ from front trigger to end of recoil pad, and 13.5″ from the rear trigger to end of recoil pad. (Correction) Barrels are 28″. Weight is 7 lbs. (Analog scale so this isn’t exact). Gun features shell extractors and safety lever. Choke is tapered, with bore diameter at muzzle being 18mm (perhaps just a hair under).

Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge - F.W. Heym
Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge – F.W. Heym
Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge - F.W. Heym
Charles Daly Prussian O/U 12 Gauge – F.W. Heym

Good gun alert: a 12 gauge J.P. Sauer Model 45 SxS…

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

J.P. Sauer and Son is one of the world’s oldest gunmakers. Founded in 1751, they’ve been building all sorts of guns for a long time now. Some of these guns have been beautiful side-by-side shotguns.

The side-by-side shotgun you see here was probably made for the American market between 1910-1930. I love the scalloped action and relieved fences, and the engraving looks fantastic. Overall, it’s  very reflective of the kind of high quality that used to come out of Germany.

Outfits like Sloan’s and Von Lengerke & Detmold used to retail doubles like out of their sporting goods stores in New York City. This was probably an an upper-middle grade Sauer double back then — not the very best, but far from the bottom. It looks beautifully made ,and I’m sure it was quite expensive in its day.

Sauer – Model 45 – 12 ga: Price: $8,500.00

Action: Scalloped Boxlock
Ejectors: Yes
Trigger: Double
Grip: Straight Grip
Forend: Splinter
Lop: 14 1/4 ”

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

Drop comb: 1 5/8 ”
Drop heel: 2 5/8 ”
Cast amount: 3/16 ”
Cast: OFF
Weight: 7 lbs, 12 oz

Manufactured in: Prussia
Manufacture Year: Finish: Coin & Black
Overall condition: Very Good
Stock condition: Very Good
Metal condition: Very Good
Stock: Original finish
Metal: Original finish

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

Barrel info:
Gauge: 12 ga
Chamber: 2 1/2 ”
Length: 30 ”
Chokes: IM

Rib type: Concave File Cut
Comments : Gun is in very good condition with typical wear and handling marks for its age.

J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer - Model 45 - 12g SxS Shotgun
J.P. Sauer – Model 45 – 12g SxS Shotgun

Real rare: a beautiful 20 gauge J.P. Sauer Model 45…

J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P. Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels

Here’s a beautiful little double I know very little about. J. P. Sauer is one of Europe’s oldest gunmakers, and I’m guessing they made this side-by-side for the American market. It sure looks awesome. It’s on Gunbroker.com with a Buy Now price of $16,995 – expensive, but not crazy considering the gun’s quality, condition, and scarcity.

J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels: Unbelievable, Grade 45, made in September 1928. Krupp barrel, deep sculptured breeches, side clip, hidden greener, 3rd fastener, fire blued cocking indicator, intercepting sears, hinged front trigger, ebony horn tipped forend with ebony insert behind the very delicately carved and checkered side panels. Semi-pistol grip, horn butt plate, engraved bands at muzzle. Receiver is 100% profusely scroll engraved with 5 highly detailed pheasants on left side and 4 ducks in flight on right side. The bottom of the frame has 2 setters and 2 birds flushing and the balance of it is completely covered in scroll, all interwoven. Perfect untouched screws. 98% color case hardening, scalloped and rebated frame. All of its original wood finish with minor handling marks, but not refinished. This is a very small, lightweight, pre-war gun that is virtually never seen, and possibly the best example of its kind. The quality of workmanship and condition of this gun makes it the very best available. 5lb. 10oz.  14 1/8” x 1 3/8” x 2 1/8”

J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P. Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P. Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P. Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P.  Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels
J. P. Sauer Model 45, box lock, 20ga., 26” barrels

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PARKER BHE 12 GAUGE - ORIGINAL OUTSTANDING CONDITION - 30" BARRELS
PARKER BHE 12 GAUGE

PARKER BHE 12 GAUGE – ORIGINAL OUTSTANDING CONDITION – 30″ BARRELS: Parker BHE (Grade 5) in 12 gauge with 30″ barrels. Straight grip with skeleton butt plate. Sharp engraving. Excellent case colors. Double triggers. Bores as original at .732 with 40/1000 choke (Full) in each barrel. Chambers as original at 2 3/4″. Number 2 Frame size. 163,000 serial number range (1912-1913 Date of Manufacture). Top lever far right indicating minimal use. Weight of gun is 7 LBS 13 1/4 OZ. LOP – 14 1/2″. Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″. Drop at Heel – 2 7/8″. Price: $27,995

 

BELGIUM SxS 405 WIN- EXC PRE-WAR DOUBLE- EXC PLUS BORES- EXC WOOD- ONLY 6 Lbs. 11 Oz.- 25 5/8" Bbls:
BELGIUM SxS 405 WIN- EXC PRE-WAR DOUBLE- EXC PLUS BORES- EXC WOOD- ONLY 6 Lbs. 11 Oz.- 25 5/8″ Bbls:

BELGIUM SxS 405 WIN- EXC PRE-WAR DOUBLE- EXC PLUS BORES- EXC WOOD- ONLY 6 Lbs. 11 Oz.- 25 5/8″ Bbls: #1737, A Belgium Pre-War Quality 405 Winchester Double Rifle, 25 5/8″ extractor Dovetail lump barrels, Rib extension hidden third bite, Full length rib with a flip over two blade rear sight, Bolstered frame, Bushed strikers, Double triggers with the front articulated, Open pistol grip stock, Wrap around checkering, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Sling eyes, 14 5/16″ LOP over a full faced checkered butt, No cheekpiece, No cast so it is ideal for the left or right hand, Nice weight of 6 lbs. 11 oz., An excellent piece of European Walnut with deep black & brown contrast, 15% engraving coverage with deep carved oak leaves on the balls of the action, 50% original case colors, The barrel blue at 96%, The stock finish at 92%, The checkering at 92%, Excellent plus bores, It has “W. L.” engraved on the floorplate that was done later. This is a very nice and attractive double rifle that is light and has quick handling characteristics. Here is a neat fun gun in a great American cartridge. Price: $7,250

Prussian Built J.P. Sauer Grade 40E 12 bore.
Prussian Built J.P. Sauer Grade 40E 12 bore.

Prussian Built J.P. Sauer Grade 40E 12 bore. This gun exhibits old world craftsmanship at its finest.  Overall in VG – Exc. Condition.  Bores are perfect, with no defects.  Action is sound on the face with no looseness throughout the drop.  Barrel blue remains at a conservative 90%.  Case colors have mellowed to a dark French Grey with mottled case color mixed in for a very classy appearance.  Just a great gun with a lifetime of service left.   Maker J.P. Sauer – Prussia Gauge/Caliber 12 Bore Barrels 28″ w/ 2 3/4″ Chambers. Chokes Mod. & Full Engraving Game Scene, Scroll, & Woodland Scene. Action BLE w/ Crossbolt Third Fastner Stock Well figured Circassian Butt Hawkins Pad. L.O.P. 14 3/8″ Weight 6 lbs. 12.9 oz. Stock Dimensions 1 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 14 3/8 x 1/4 cast off. Price $6950

AYA #2 28ga Side-by-Side Shotgun. As new in factory box:
AYA #2 28ga Side-by-Side Shotgun. As new in factory box:

AYA #2 28ga Side-by-Side Shotgun. As new in factory box: This is a delightful gun that handles like a wand in virtually brand new condition. Matching factory box included. The only reason I know that the gun has been fired is the man who bought it new said he fired a handful of rounds thru it. SHOWS NO WEAR/USE Straight grip, automatic ejectors, double triggers. Imported by N.E. Custom Gun Service Plainfield, NH . Mfct 2003 by serial number. 27″ barrels choked IC & IC. The gun is so slender that the barrels feel longer. Perfect length for this little 28ga gun. 5# 12oz DAC 1 1/2″ DAH 2 3/8″ LOP 15″ Beautiful color case hardening and walnut with nice color and grain. Fantastic long dimensions with checkered butt. This gun offers an incredible value for the money!!! Price: $4895

A H Fox Sterlingworth DeLuxe 16 Gauge Automatic Ejectors
A H Fox Sterlingworth DeLuxe 16 Gauge Automatic Ejectors

A H Fox Sterlingworth DeLuxe 16 Gauge Automatic Ejectors: A H FOX, UTICA STERLINGWORTH DELUXE, 16 GAUGE, 28″ BARRELS, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS, EXCELLENT BLUE, MIRROR BORES, TWIN IVORY BEADS.  BOLD VIVID CASE COLOR.  PISTOL GRIP STOCK, SPLINTER FOREARM, TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT.  GREAT DIMENSIONS 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 1/8″, JOSTAM PAD.  100% ORIGINAL INCLUDING THE PAD, 6 1/2 POUNDS.  MADE IN LAST YEAR OF PRODUCTION 1939.  TRUE DELUXE MODELS ARE SCARCE. Price: $2,500

 

Nice looking SxS: A Charles Daly Prussian Sauer SxS 16 Gauge…

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.

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

Good gun alert: a nice J.P. Sauer sidelock drilling…

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM
J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM

I’ve always liked drillings, probably because they seem so practical.  With one gun I could kill everything from a goose to a moose — especially if I was carrying the one you see here.

This  J.P. Sauer & Sohn sidelock drilling and its in 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM. That’s pretty much all the firepower I would need for anything that walks or flies in North America.

If you’re thinking the same thing, you should jump on this one. At just $1995, it looks like it could be a steal.

Here are the full details on it from the seller:

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Sidelock Drilling: 12g x 12g x 9 x 57mm, 2 3/4″ chambers, 26 3/4″ bbls, 14 1/8″ LOP, 8 LB. Action and sidelocks are mostly patina with barrel blue starting to patina. Bores are excellent! Wood shows handling & use marks but remains free of cracks. Lockup is tight with no looseness on the hinge. Price: $1,999.99

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM
J.P. Sauer & Sohn Rare Sidelock Drilling 12 GA x 12 GA x 9x57MM

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)

This week’s top new guns, powered by Gunsinternational…

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.

 

Special German doubles on the market right now…

German side-by-side shotguns are pretty common here in the States. A lot of them arrived here after the World Wars, and many more were imported before and in between.

20 gauge Max Knoll Shotgun
20 gauge Max Knoll Shotgun

While most of these guns are extremely well made– solid Anson & Deeley boxlocks with well struck barrels and crisp triggers — they usually have Teutonic features like full pistol grips and cheek pieces that make them awkward for shooters like us (and kind of ugly, too).

That’s why these two  caught my eye. Each of these double barrels has a straight, English-style grip and very shootable dimensions. Check them out.

This first is a 12 gauge Otto Geyger. This maker is a bit of a mystery. You can read more about in this string here. The gun looks very high-quality and it’s in excellent condition.

This next gun is a 20 gauge from Max Knoll. I’ve read that this maker was located in Liege before the first World War and then headed back to Germany once the conflict kicked off. Another one of his guns is listed here, along with some info about the maker.

 

Wait a minute on that Daly double rifle…

So I have an addendum to my last post about the Charles Daly double barrel coming to auction at Redding’s on Sunday: I’m not so sure that it left Prussia as a double rifle. Last night I spent a little time looking closely at the pictures and a few things about the gun jumped out at me:

A Charles Daly Double Rifle, Prussian, 30-40 Krag
Barrels on Charles Daly Double Rifle

-The forend. This gun has an extractor-style forend. It doesn’t have any of mechanics for ejectors.

-But in the pic of the barrels, you can clearly see that the extractors (the things that lift the shells out of the chambers) are split. This means these barrels were made for ejectors.

-Next, check the leaf sight. That’s not Prussian Charles Daly quality. I don’t know where that site came from, but it doesn’t look like it’s original to the barrels.

-Finally, the serial number on the forend and action is 1305. But it looks like the # on the action is 1365. This may be a maker’s mistake. But considering the gun’s other issue, it raises another big red flag.

So what are we looking at here? I’m not sure, really. But I’m not so sure this gun left the factory in Prussia as a double rifle. Someone has modified it, and maybe with a set of barrels from another gun.

A Charles Daly Double Rifle, Prussian, 30-40 Krag
Forend on the Charles Daly Double Rifle
A Charles Daly Double Rifle, Prussian, 30-40 Krag
Barrels on the Charles Daly Double Rifle
A Charles Daly Double Rifle, Prussian, 30-40 Krag
Leaf sight on Charles Daly Double Rifle
A Charles Daly Double Rifle, Prussian, 30-40 Krag
Action from Charles Daly Double Rifle

Nice double barrels on the market right now…

Here are a handful of nice looking double barrel shotguns on the market right now. These Parkers look very clean and original. The 16 gauge is real nice. Pricey, but nice.

Parker Grade 1 10 gauge lifter hammergun in its original case

Parker Grade 1 10 gauge hammergun in original case
Parker Grade 1 10 gauge hammergun in original case

Parker DHE 16 gauge with damascus barrels

These Sauers are very nice shotguns. This first one is a pre-war model you don’t see very often:

J.P. Sauer Grade 60, Prussian, 16 gauge, with a straight grip


This is more of a meat-and-potatoes grade. Very well made, though, and a great deal:

J.P. Sauer and Sohn, 16 gauge with a straight grip

And if you’re looking for a quality double for short money, this one can’t be beat. These are beautifully made:

J.P. Sauer 12 gauge sidelock for $1200!

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