Good gun alert: a great 10g V. Chr. Schilling hammer shotgun…

10 gauge Schilling Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun
10 gauge Schilling Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun

Here’s another hammergun that’s making me crazy: 10 gauge V Chr. Schilling. I love old double barrels like this one, especially ones with color and finish like this Schilling has. Check out the arrow-head drop points, too. Awesome.

This is a big 10 gauge, probably made in the 1880s as a waterfowler. I would love to buy it, but my bank account (and wife) say  I can’t own them all.

V Chr. Schilling was a European gunmaker based in Suhl, Germany. Founded in 1816 and around until the 1920s (I think), they were major players in that region’s gun trade, and they made all grades of sporting guns along with military weapons and other firearms. They also made doubles for the American firm Charles Daly.

Here’s more info about the one you see here one from the seller:

10 gauge Schilling Side-by-Side Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun: 30″ bbls, 14″ LOP to a butt plate, double triggers, 8lbs. 10z., with case. Price: $1,799.99

10 gauge Schilling Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun
10 gauge Schilling Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun
10 gauge Schilling Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun
10 gauge Schilling Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun
10 gauge Schilling Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun
10 gauge Schilling Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun
10 gauge Schilling Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun
10 gauge Schilling Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun

Good gun alert: a 20 gauge Charles Daly side by side…

20 gauge Charles Daly double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly double barrel shotgun

Charles Daly “made” some of my favorite double-barrel shotguns. I say “made” because Charles Daly was an importer and a marketer, not an actual gunmaker. Starting around 1875, he formed a partnership with August Shoverling and together they imported firearms under name “Charles Daly”.

Most of these side-by-sides were made in the Suhl region of Prussia, the most famous ones by the Lindner family of gunmakers. Charles Schilling also made shotguns under the Charles Daly name and I think this little 20 gauge is one. It’s up for auction now, so you could get a deal on it. But hurry, the auction ends in less than 24 hours.

Even though the Schilling-made Dalys differ a bit from the Lindners, they’re still very well made shotguns. If you’re looking for a lightweight 20g for upland hunting, this would be a good way to go.

20 gauge Charles Daly double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly double barrel shotgun
20 gauge Charles Daly double barrel shotgun

Auction Alert: Parkers, Ithacas, Garbis…

Ithaca Minier, Grade 2, 16g
Ithaca Minier, Grade 2, 16g

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, CT, is having a firearms auction on Sunday, 10/21 @ 11am. There are a handful of nice doubles there, including a bunch of Garbis. A few of the side-by-sides that caught my eye are listed below. You can see all the guns in the auction here.

UPDATE: A friend reached out to me and said that caveat emptor is in full affect at this action. Anyone buying blind should be careful.

Lot 6: Ithaca, Quality 2 Miner model hammerless Damascus side by side shotgun: Ithaca, Quality 2 Miner model hammerless Damascus side by side shotgun, 16 ga., trigger guard action, engraved “Ithaca Gun Co.”, action sides, engraved bird scenes, and double triggers, barrel lg. 26″, sn 138313.

Lot 9: V. Chr. Schilling drilling 16g x 16g x 8.72mm: shotgun, nitro, with side lever, sn 31626.

Armas Garbi 28 gauge Model 100 side by side
Armas Garbi 28 gauge Model 100 side by side

Lot 49: Armas Garbi Model 100,, side by side, 28 ga: Armas Garbi Model 100 W. L. Moore shotgun, side by side, 28 ga. having rose and scroll engravings, double triggers, finely checkered splinter fore-end, straight walnut stock mod, and full chokes, barrel lg. 28″, excellent condition, sn 17653.

Lot 50: Armas Garbi, Model 100, side by side, 20 ga: Armas Garbi, model 100, William Larkin Moore shotgun, side by side, 20 ga. having rose and scroll engravings, double triggers, finely checkered splinter fore-end, straight walnut stock mod, and full choke, barrel lg. 28″, excellent condition, sn 17646

Lot 51: Armas Garbi, Model 103, side by side, 16 ga: Armas Garbi, model 103, William Larkin Moore shotgun, side by side, 16 ga. having hand engraved rose and scroll, double triggers, finely checkered splinter fore-end, and straight figured walnut stock, barrel lg. 28″, very good condition, sn 01696

Schilling Drilling
Schilling Drilling
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