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March 17, 2010, 13:00
Big Five has a sale on the Semi Auto 12 Ga in Charles Daly brand.
Is it worth buying or is it a POS?
March 19, 2010, 07:35
Charles Daly is (was) an Importer - they do not make anything. I have heard on the interweb that they have closed their doors. I would guess that the shotgun you speak of was made in Turkey. The ones that I have seen were of fair quality and I do know that a local shop that used to sell has a few come back for vaious repairs. Soem other importer will probably pick up the line so parts will probably contiue to be available. Numrich may even have some parts for them.
If I were looking for a new semi auto shotgun, I would seek out a used Remington 1100. A very succesful shotgun and many wre made. Lots on the used market in various conditions from well used duck blind guns to little used safe queens. Parts are everywhere as well as many custom options as in aftermarket parts. Why would anyone consdier buying an offshore no name gun perplexes me.
March 19, 2010, 22:25
Why would anyone consdier buying an offshore no name gun perplexes me.
although the example I am about to give you is not a shotgun, it illustrates why someone would buy a no name.
Case one. Back many years ago I bought a "no name" AKS 56 which turns out to be the semi auto version of the so called ak 47. Mine is a polytech and now is supposedly a highly sought after item. I got it cheap.
Case two. I know a fellow who bought a Charles Daly 45 for about $300 and it was made in the PHillipines and it too turned out to be a nice "govt model" that has worked and served him flawlessly.
That been said.. I have also bought a "brand name" and have had nothing but a polished turd also.
March 19, 2010, 22:38
Charles Daly ceased to exist about January 31 or so. They posted this at their web site. At the time this happened one of our customers had a shotgun sent back for warranty work through our shop. It was returned to our shop about 4 days after the announcement, with no work done, and with a copied sheet explaining that (currently) there was no warranty work being done, no customer service, etc.
What Big Five or Dick's or whoever is selling are the left overs with no factory support at this time. Daly's have said they are trying to work out an agreement for the "lifetime" warranty on their guns. I'd say they would have to be really, really cheap to be of interest. As far as I can find there are no parts available for most of the Turkish built shotguns they brought in except what C.D. had. Maybe it'll change in the future.
March 20, 2010, 20:14
Damn shame about Charles Daley.
I once owned a Daly 12 guage OU manufactured in 1969, in Japan. Miroku, I'm almost sure. Superb in every way. Sold it, of course. Idiot.
April 22, 2010, 15:21
I have a CD 12ga O/U - made by Miroku in Japan.
Superb shotgun - my wife bought it from bulletslap here on the forum for my b/day last year :bow:
That said, CD stamped their name on firearms made all over the place, so I would do some research on the actual original manufacturer first - and if it's decent, buy it.
May 15, 2010, 08:16
I own 2 Daly 1911 pistols, made in the Phillipines and extremely reliable and accurate. They have been importing shotguns from all over the world for decades, went out of business because they could no longer do so profitably.
The shotguns on "special sale" may be the last of them with CD's name on them-CDNN is selling some CD marked guns right now as well, and the O/U's are made in Italy, pumps seem the be Chinese, dxd are "European".
There are NO PARTS or anyone left at CD to do any work whatsoever - parts were sold to Numrich in January 2010. If you know shotguns and know what you are looking at, check them out, but be aware service and warantees from the importer no longer exist.
FWIW, ARMSCOR will do warranty work on CD 1911 pistols that were made by ARMSCOR. See the RIA forum at 1911.org. for their email and contact info. (I just got new springs for my Compact free from them.)
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