Good gun alert: 20 gauge Charles Daly Model 500 SxS…

Charles Daly Model 500 side by side Miroku 20 Gauge shotgun.
Charles Daly Model 500 side by side Miroku 20 Gauge shotgun.

Here’s the perfect double for anyone new to upland hunting — or anyone looking for a deal. This Charles Daly/ Miroku Model 500 20 Gauge is on Gunbroker.com now. It’s a NO RESERVE auction, ending 11/9/2014 3:58:13 PM ET.

The Charles Daly Model 500 is a very basic side-by-side. But basic doesn’t  mean cheap. It just means you’re getting a lot of quality for very little money. Miroku made Charles Daly’s shotguns from 1967 to 1976, and the one you see here cost around $150 in 1968. The Model 500 was made on the classic Anson & Deeley action. It came in 12  & 20 gauge with 26″, 28″, or 30″ bbls (chopperlump bbls, btw). All 20 gauges had 3″ chambers.

Charles Daly Model 500 side by side Miroku 20 Gauge shotgun

Charles Daly Model 500 side by side Miroku 20 Gauge shotgun.
Charles Daly Model 500 side by side Miroku 20 Gauge shotgun.
Manufacturer:  Charles Daly
Model:  500
Barrel Length:  28 inch
Gauge:  20
Capacity:  2

NO RESERVE – Charles Daly Model 500 side by side Miroku 20 Gauge shotgun: One side is full choke the other is Mod choke. The barrel has some tarnish here and there but not pitted. The break action functions perfectly and locks up tight. The fore stock and butt stock are in overall good shape, they do show normal signs of field use, but the original is in good shape and still in tact. The inside of the barrels is clean and shiny.

Charles Daly Model 500 side by side Miroku 20 Gauge shotgun.
Charles Daly Model 500 side by side Miroku 20 Gauge shotgun.

Auction alert: Winchester M21, L.C. Smith .410, Charles Daly & more…

Little John’s Auction Service in Orange, CA, is having a big firearms auction on August 25, 26 & 27. Here are a few doubles in the sale that caught my eye:

Miroku Charles Daly Model 500 SxS hammerless shotgun, 20 gauge, 3” chamber
Miroku Charles Daly Model 500 SxS hammerless shotgun, 20 gauge, 3” chamber

Miroku Charles Daly Model 500 SxS hammerless shotgun, 20 gauge, 3” chamber: 26” ventilated rib barrels, blue finish, checkered wood stocks, #226232. This gun is in overall excellent condition showing little use or handling. Est.: $300-$600

Winchester Model 21 SxS hammerless shotgun, 12 gauge
Winchester Model 21 SxS hammerless shotgun, 12 gauge

Winchester Model 21 SxS hammerless shotgun, 12 gauge:  2-3/4” chambers, skeet and skeet choke, 26” nickel cromium steel barrels, blue finish, deluxe checkered wood stocks, KICK-EEZ hard rubber butt pad, double triggers, 14-1/8” length of pull, #2721. This gun is in overall fine condition showing approx. 98% original finish on the barrel assembly, approx. 96% original finish on the receiver with some spots of erosion at the edge of the recoil shield and at the front of the underside of the receiver with loss of finish to the underside of the trigger guard and barrel release latch; fine bores, crisp actions, sharp markings, fine wood stocks with deluxe checkering and beautiful flame graining. Est.: $3,500-$4,500.

Belgian-made Browning O/U shotgun, 20 gauge, 28” ventilated rib barrels
Belgian-made Browning O/U shotgun, 20 gauge, 28” ventilated rib barrels

Belgian-made Browning O/U shotgun, 20 gauge, 28”: Ventilated rib barrels, blue finish, checkered wood stocks, single trigger, hard rubber butt pad, #22441 in overall good condition showing considerable blue finish on barrels but scattered surface rust from poor storage, bores should clean to good, crisp actions, near fine stocks; a little TLC will greatly improve this early Browning. Est.: $550-$850.

L.C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. SxS hammerless shotgun, .410 gauge, 26” barrels
L.C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. SxS hammerless shotgun, .410 gauge, 26” barrels

L.C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. SxS hammerless shotgun, .410 gauge, 26” barrels: Blue and case hardened finish, checkered deluxe wood stocks, double triggers, 14-3/4” length of pull to end of hard rubber butt pad, #108450 in overall fine condition showing the majority of its original blue finish on barrels with some areas of wear on the sides of each barrel, majority of vivid original case colors on receiver, fine bores, crisp actions, sharp markings and fine wood stocks with beautiful graining patterns to wood. Est.: $2,500-$3,500.

Spanish Ugartechea 28 gauge SxS hammerless shotgun
Spanish Ugartechea 28 gauge SxS hammerless shotgun

Spanish Ugartechea 28 gauge, 28″, boxlock SxS hammerless shotgun: Ejectors, double triggers, 28 gauge, 28” barrels, blue and case hardened finish, checkered wood stocks, hard rubber butt pad, #AOC/SG-19 in overall fine condition showing the majority of its original finish on the barrels and original vivid case colors on the receiver, fine bores, crisp actions and fine wood stocks. Est.: $2,000-$3,000.

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