This week’s 5 doubles you don’t want to miss …

BEAUTIFUL GERMAN MADE 410 OVER AND UNDER SHOTGUN MADE BY GERBRUDER ADAMY
BEAUTIFUL GERMAN MADE 410 OVER AND UNDER SHOTGUN MADE BY GERBRUDER ADAMY

BEAUTIFUL GERMAN MADE 410 OVER AND UNDER SHOTGUN MADE BY GERBRUDER ADAMY: Gun is a fairly high-grade gun that is beautifully done. Marked on the outside is “Diamond Grade”. There is a relief game scene on each side. The balance of the receiver is done in a tight scroll engraving and shows vivid case colors. Top of the frame is matted. Gun is fitted with dense Circassian style Walnut checkered stocks. Gun has cocking indicators. Barrels retain most original blue and measures about 25 inches in length. LOP 14 inches. Manufacture date was about 1905. The Huey case is in very good condition and holds oil bottles, brushes, snap caps and a set of keys.  This gun is guaranteed not to disappoint. Very nice outfit. Price: $16,500. 

INCREDIBLE Benchmark Parker DHE 16 Ga. Very near mint and ALL ORIGINAL
INCREDIBLE Benchmark Parker DHE 16 Ga. Very near mint and ALL ORIGINAL

INCREDIBLE Benchmark Parker DHE 16 Ga. Very near mint and ALL ORIGINAL: Incredible BENCHMARK Parker with 30″ Titanic Steel barrels, made on a #1 frame.  Made with original Miller SST, auto ejectors, splinter forend, and caped pistol grip- gun also has the original leather faced Hawkins pad. This gun retains virtually all factory original finish to both wood and metal with only very minor handling marks in the wood.  Case colors are bold and vivid at 100% as is barrel blue.  Trigger guard blue is 100% original.  This is truly a benchmark Parker.  Guaranteed original in every respect.  This gun sparkles and the photos in no way do it justice! This superb investment grade gun is priced at $15,500 plus shipping to your FFL.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me via PM at (704) 280-2382 to discuss the gun or any reasonable offer. Price: $15,500 

Webley & Scott - Model 720 - 20 gauge - 26" IC / IM - All Original - Nice Shape!
Webley & Scott – Model 720 – 20 gauge – 26″ IC / IM – All Original – Nice Shape!

Webley & Scott – Model 720 – 20 gauge – 26″ IC / IM – All Original – Nice Shape! 2-3/4″, IC / IM (.005 / .020), Ejectors, Double Triggers, English Stock, Checkered Butt, Splinter Forearm, LOP 14-3/4″, Drop 1-1/2″ to 2-3/8″, Neutral Cast, Weight 5 lbs. 14 oz. Price: $4450

Webley & Scott M701 (M700) - 16 Gauge:
Webley & Scott M701 (M700) – 16 Gauge:

Webley & Scott M701 (M700) – 16 Gauge: We are offering a Webley & Scott M701 (M700) in 16 gauge, one of many pieces from the private collection of firearms and outdoors retailer/distributor Lew Horton. This Webley, serial number 131366, has strong case color and bluing and the wood is in excellent condition showing minimal signs of use. The right barrels is marked “Webley & Scott Ltd.” while the left barrel is marked “Birmingham”.  The barrels sport a single, silver bead. Barrel Length: 28″, Choked: Imp Cyl / Full, Ejectors, Overall weight: 6lb 2oz, LOP: 14-5/8”, DAC: 1-3/8”, DAH: 2-1/8”. Price: $3,195 

Nikko Lightweight Ejector - 20ga - 28” Barrels - Straight Grip - M/F Chokes - Winchester 101 Style - Tight Action - 14 1/8” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2”
Nikko Lightweight Ejector – 20ga – 28” Barrels – Straight Grip – M/F Chokes – Winchester 101 Style – Tight Action – 14 1/8” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2”

Nikko Lightweight Ejector – 20ga – 28” Barrels – Straight Grip – M/F Chokes – Winchester 101 Style – Tight Action – 14 1/8” x 1 1/2” x 2 1/2”: 6 lbs 2 ozs – NICE!  Dove Gun Deluxe!  Perfect Chokes, Configuration and Weight – Very Nice Shotgun.  Minor handling marks on wood and bluing as seen in photos. Price: $1,495

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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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GREENER 360 NO. 2 EJECTOR SxS DOUBLE RIFLE
GREENER 360 NO. 2 EJECTOR SxS DOUBLE RIFLE

GREENER 360 NO. 2 EJECTOR SxS DOUBLE RIFLE: Exceptionally fine condition this Anson & Deeley boxlock Ejector Greener Double Rifle was made in 1928 and remains in exceptional condition. The Trigger guard is engraved: “GRADE R.E.H.T. 60” Chambered for the .360 #2, 3” it has great bores and the previous owner reports excellent accuracy. The gun weighs 10 lb 7 oz with 26 ½” barrels. The front sight is a moderate size bead with a fixed rear sight labeled 100 yards and folding leaves at 200 and 300 yards. The stock is straight grain well laid out walnut nicely checked over the top of the grip. The length of pull is 14 3/8” with drop from line of sight at 1 7/8” and 2 ¾” to the heel.  The barrels shows the “40 Pall Mall, London. S.W.”  address and are engraved for the “Cordite 55 Grs Bullet ‘320Grs” load. Barrel flats show Greener Trade Mark elephant, Birmingham Nitro Proofs and chamber specs. The gun is in wonderful condition with the only corrosion in the Greener Safety recess with gold SAFE lettering. The stock has a few nicks, shows some shrinkage but is overall excellent. The butt is capped with a checkered steel buttplate and a horn grip cap and forend tip.The checkering is in excellent condition and is more pointed-up and not flat-toppedd giving a firm grip. Some cartridge brass is included with the rifle.  Price: $19,995

CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY 16GA
CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY 16GA

CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY 16GA: Early Lindner manf. 26in IC and Full. .006 & .024. Double triggers. Automatic ejectors. Receiver fully scroll engraved with game scene on bottom and trigger guard. 50-60% case coloring. 97-98% blue. 14 1/4 LOP pad. 1 1/2 comb 2 1/4 heel. Excellent bores. Light weight model only 6 lbs! Price: $8,950

W.W. GREENER JUBILEE GRADE SIDE-BY-SIDE - 12 GAUGE - EJECTORS - HIGH CONDITION FROM 1934
W.W. GREENER JUBILEE GRADE SIDE-BY-SIDE – 12 GAUGE – EJECTORS – HIGH CONDITION FROM 1934

W.W. GREENER JUBILEE GRADE SIDE-BY-SIDE – 12 GAUGE – EJECTORS – HIGH CONDITION FROM 1934Here is an oustanding original condition Greener Jubilee Grade made in 1934 to celebrate His Majesty, King George’s Silver Jubilee. This gun features a Anson and Deeley style scalloped action with ejectors. Case colors at 80%. Original bore configuration and in proof – chambers ar 2 1/2″, chokes at IC (12/1000) and Full (42/1000). Rolled edge trigger guard. Auto safety. Tight on face. Barrels ring true – no loose ribs. Nicely executed engraving including fences and barrel bands. Unengraved stock oval. Barrel length is 27″. Flat top checkering. The annual production of hand made guns for WW Greener in 1934 was a total of 100 guns. Made in a great period of English gunmaking. Stock dimensions: LOP – 14 1/8″, Drop at Comb – 1 1/2″, Drop at Heel – 2″. Price: $3,500

HIGH QUALITY "Gastinne Renette, A Paris" FRENCH SxS SHOTGUN
HIGH QUALITY “Gastinne Renette, A Paris” FRENCH SxS SHOTGUN

HIGH QUALITY “Gastinne Renette, A Paris” FRENCH SxS SHOTGUNA 12 ga shotgun chambered for 2-1/2″ shells. A very classic looking European shotgun with a straight grip stock. Very thin in the wrist area. Very tight engraving on the frame. Heavy deep relief engraved bolsters. The frame has most case color remaining. Typical of European style, the inset panel is in blue as is the trigger guard. Extensive high quality engraving with the classical long pointed lower tang. Bbl blue very nice also. Wood is good overall cond with typical hunting mars and dings. The buttplate on this is not separate but instead sculpted into the stock. Price: $2,100.

L C SMITH NO.2, 30" DAMASCUS BARRELS, EXCELLENT WOOD
L C SMITH NO.2, 30″ DAMASCUS BARRELS, EXCELLENT WOOD

L C SMITH NO.2, 30″ DAMASCUS BARRELS, EXCELLENT WOOD: No Cracks, Tight Action, SN#40601, Made in 1897-98.  LOP: 14 1/2″ Front Trigger, 13 1/2″ Back Trigger.  Three Position Safety,  Gun Requires Low Pressure Shells. Price is $949.00 or Best Offer by January 30. 2016. Antique Gun, No FFL Required.  Price: $949.00 or Best Offer by January 30. 2016.

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

Truly investment grade: a stunning 20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond side by side…

20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY "REGENT DIAMOND" SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY “REGENT DIAMOND” SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

Investing in shotguns is tricky business. Most of the time the subject comes up I snicker and think “Good luck.” I’ve seen a lot of shotguns and I’ve been around auctions & dealers for a while now. In that time, I’ve seen just a few guns I would consider good enough to invest in.  I think this 20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond SxS is one of them.

For collectors, this little Daly has it all: original condition, incredibly high quality, and scarcity. It’s also another advantage. Over the last decade, shooters and collectors have rediscovered just how fantastic pre-WW2 Daly’s are. Demand has risen and prices have climbed. This trend will continue, especially when for guns like this one.

20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY "REGENT DIAMOND" SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY “REGENT DIAMOND” SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

Regent Diamond’s were Daly’s best guns, and one of the best shotguns ever made. The one you see here is fantastic a example — and it’s a super scarce 20 gauge with 28″ barrels. When it comes to collecting, one thing people will always want is the best of the best. This is it.

TRULY EXCEPTIONAL, INVESTMENT QUALITY, 20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY “REGENT DIAMOND” GAME GUN WITH HANG TAGS. SN 25254. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This very fine, top of the line, small bore creation, made in Germany for the firm Charles Daly, has 28″ dovetailed bbls with raised, concave, matted game rib, fitted with Bradley red bead front and King red bead mid sights. Rib is gold inlaid on milled out portion, “Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality”. Breech portion of bbls are engraved for 2-1/2″ with exceptionally well detailed open, shaded scroll emanating from acanthus ferns, as base for scroll framed logos for Witten Excelsior steel. 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls with provisional proofs are stamped “Excelsior Witten”.

20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY "REGENT DIAMOND" SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY “REGENT DIAMOND” SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

Scallop-backed, case hardened, boxlock action with intercepting sears, stamped “PRUSSIA” on water table, features automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold-plated pin type cocking indicators, side clips, and square crossbolt third fastener. Nickel-plated double triggers have very fine checkering on finger blades. Action is embellished with exceptionally well cut and beautifully shaded large open scroll matching bbls, surrounding well detailed oval vignettes of game birds, gold inlaid in high relief. Buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over orig ribbed horn buttplate. There is a small inset horn oval on pistol grip tip, and a gold oval on toe line is engraved “G.P.” Stock side panels have broad chip carved borders to central checkered areas, drop point extensions which protrude into checkering which has fancy crenelated borders. Matching, long splinter ejector forend has fleur-di-lis extensions into checkering, horn tip, and Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left-.640, right -.640. Bore restrictions: left -.035 (Full), right -.025 (IMod). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.026. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″.

20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY "REGENT DIAMOND" SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY “REGENT DIAMOND” SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

PROVENANCE: Charles Daly hang tag for this gun along with Abercrombie & Fitch hang tag for this gun, with specifications. (Affixed to trigger guard)

CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be orig lustrous blue, with only a few very minor marks, mostly from contact with action and forend. Action retains 95 – 98% orig case hardening color, with only a hint of silvering on highest points of fences and sharp edges. Trigger guard is slightly silvered at grip, top lever slightly silvered on thumbpiece. The only marks on breechface are from contact with ends of bbls. There are no cartridge or primer halos around firing pin holes. Stocks retain essentially all of their orig rubbed oil finish with some open grain and a few minor marks, checkering excellent. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. As fine an example of this super rare gun as one could ever hope to find. Estimate: $20,000-30,000

20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY "REGENT DIAMOND" SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY “REGENT DIAMOND” SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY "REGENT DIAMOND" SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
20 GAUGE CHARLES DALY “REGENT DIAMOND” SxS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

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Holland & Holland 12 gauge SXS Badminton High Grade 12GA sidelock TRIPTYCH
Holland & Holland 12 gauge SXS Badminton High Grade 12GA sidelock TRIPTYCH

Holland & Holland 12 gauge SXS Badminton High Grade 12GA sidelock TRIPTYCH: Serial #21564 ; 21565 & 24660, 30” bbls, IC & C, straight grip, almost mint overall condition, 6 lbs. 9,5 oz, makers Oak & Leather with accessories. Price: $69,000

CHARLES DALY DIAMOND REGENT 16 GAUGE SxS: 28″ IC AND FULL 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS 5LB 13 OZ X 2 3/4 X 1 7/16 X 14. Price: $32,500.00

CHARLES DALY DIAMOND REGENT 16 GAUGE SxS
CHARLES DALY DIAMOND REGENT 16 GAUGE SxS
Outstanding Churchill PREMIER GRADE Pre War Game Gun Pinless Action
Outstanding Churchill PREMIER GRADE Pre War Game Gun Pinless Action

Outstanding Churchill PREMIER GRADE Pre-War Game Gun Pinless Action: Pinless Sidelock Action 90% + ORIGINAL COLORS, 95% Original barrel black. A fine example of an unmolested PreWar English Best A perfect gun for the vintage clays shooter or vintage flyer shooter.  30″ Barrels. 2 3/4″ Chambers  Choked F&F DT. Made in 1930. Price $25,000.

LC Smith Trap Grade 16 Gauge, Double Barrel Shotgun:
LC Smith Trap Grade 16 Gauge, Double Barrel Shotgun

LC Smith Trap Grade 16 Gauge, Double Barrel Shotgun: 28” bbls, 2 ½” chambers, Full & Fuller, Hunter One trigger, some dings in wood, bright bores, Finish and edge wear; rubs; case coloring remaining on receiver 14 LOP; 1 1/2 DAC; 2 1/8 DAH, Grooved composition plate butt, 6 lbs 9 ozs. Price: $2,999

ITHACA 12 Gauge Flues Double Barrel Hammerless Shotgun: 32″ bbls choked full and mod. Marked on the receiver is “2”. Has ejectors and double triggers. Ejectors function well. Excl bores. Wood is fine cond with sharp checkering. Stock measures 14″ to the end of the orig hard rubber buttplate. Gun is in fine cond with 97-98% bright orig blue. Receiver is nicely engraved with 75% case colors turning nickel color on the bottom. Bright blue on trigger guard. Fine old gun. Price: $ 1,875.

ITHACA 12 Gauge Flues Double Barrel Hammerless Shotgun
ITHACA 12 Gauge Flues Double Barrel Hammerless Shotgun

 

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

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
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