In 1884, Westley Richard invented the Anson & Deeley boxlock. Even though Westley revised their design into the 20 century, many collectors believe the companies who really perfected it were Francotte, and in Prussia, H.A. Lindner. Most of Lindner’s A&D boxlock shotguns were imported into this country by Charles Daly.
Charles Daly was a businessman. 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 his relationship with 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 built.
This shotgun is coming up tomorrow at Echoes of Glory International Military Auction House. It’s a hard-to-find Feather Weight model. Even though it looks like it has a few issue, it could be a very nice SxS.
Charles Daly German 12 Ga Feather Weight Double-Barrel Shotgun: A circa 1895-1910 breech-loading smokeless powder Daly German Double-Barrel Shotgun in good to very good condition. Finely-engraved case-hardened receiver, fluid-steel featherweight barrels, nice burl-walnut stocks and sling-swivels. At one point, it was fitted with a Pachmayr recoil pad. Some very light rust-pitting, overall a beautiful shotgun, full chokes and near new bores. Barrel release does not snapback.