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December 18, 2013, 17:01
My dad used to have a "Churchill" semi auto shotgun made by Howa Machine Works, if memory serves. I cannot find any info online or pics. I am probably not remembering the correct name or misspelling something. Any info to share?


EDIT: can find HOWA but cannot find any models from the mid eighties to mid nineties available. Who knows specifics to look for?

December 18, 2013, 22:51
Going on memory here, so do not carve this in stone. IIRC, Howa manufactured some if not all of the early Weatherby-badged semi-auto and pump shotguns. Also, insofar as I know it remains the sole source for Weatherby Vanguard bolt guns. One upon a time, I owned a late 60`s Charles Daly made by Miroku. Very fine OU that I foolishly sold. Howa also made son of those under contract, I believe. Very likely same deal with the Churchill. All of these Japanese actions are of excellent quality.

December 18, 2013, 22:52
Mystery solved. It was a Churchill 12 gauge imported by Kassnar. Took some digging but google images solved it. Thanks to all for reading!