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Old March 17, 2019, 12:08   #1
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Need info on a Daly sxs made in Prussia

So Iíve got an old Charles Daly side by side 12 ga. Hammerless, double triggers, serial number 219. More scroll work then you can shake a stick at. Looking in old books she seems to be ďdiamondĒ grade. I wish I could post pictures, but the old gal is in my dads safe(mines full ). Iíll be down there next month and I was thinking of bringing her back up for some spring bird hunting. I know that it was a close friendís(he just turned 70) fatherís shotgun. My buddyís dad had the old Damascus bbl sent back in the late Ď60s and replaced w/ modern steel. Iíve shot probably 100 rounds through her and she is very pleasant to fire. I have no intention of selling it, I just wanted to get an approximate value. I just want to know if I should field it or hang it. Not too sure if taking a sxs worth 4-5k out hunting is a wise decision.

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Old March 18, 2019, 16:58   #2
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Take that old Shotty bird hunting, it was made to do it.

Not a clue what it's worth, money wise, but you are likely the only one that will ever truly appreciate that old shotgun with its history and enjoy your days carrying it afield. Let the next guy hang it on the wall.
Very few firearms are worn out from hunting with them.
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Old March 18, 2019, 17:34   #3
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Nice,,,how about pics when she gets home,,

I had a Daly sxs, but it was 60's Japanese made and a poor excuse for a quality shotgun.
Parts were also unobtainable, so it went down the road.
I rate my CZ Huglus as superior in every way possible.
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Old March 19, 2019, 17:33   #4
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Yes pictures to come! As soon as some of the snow melts Iíll be putting some grouse one the table.
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Old April 18, 2019, 21:04   #5
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I got some pictures! I just need a hand posting them. Iím no good with those damn hosting sites. Iím fairly techtarded... If you can lend a hand with post up pictures of this awesome shotgun, shoot me a message.

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Old April 20, 2019, 11:49   #6
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Can somebody help with the pics...
I would be happy too,,,but my computer is dead and Im on a tablet which wont post links or pics,,,or im just not savy enough to figure out how too,,,,
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Old April 22, 2019, 20:32   #7
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I hunt with a 95 year old sxs shottie, as long as you are using fluid steel barrels [not damascus / twisted steel] and either lead or bismuth shot, you should be fine. Just avoid the obvious trouble spots: barb wire, water/ice and forgetting your gun on the roof of your vehicle.

Shotguns are made to be shot.
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Old April 23, 2019, 07:59   #8
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The barrels were replaced in the 60ís. I checked the proofs on the bbl and theyíre nitro proofed. Thereís still too much snow here yet, but I can hear the grouse whooping out in the woods. I need some help posting up pictures.
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If email,to me will post them. Send a PM if interested.
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Old April 24, 2019, 18:44   #10
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If email,to me will post them. Send a PM if interested.
Pm and email sent!
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Pictures of scatter gun in question. I am officially offering $99 cash plus shipping and transfer fees. It's not a repeater, has no rails, optics or even a bayonet lug so seems fair to me. ;-) Darn nice scattergun, would be very temuted to take in field once or twice a year but be careful not to damage, it's beautiful.





















Another option is grab it, a Colt SAA and 1886 Winchester, load all with black powder and take to your next club Three Gun shoot and school those kids.
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Old April 27, 2019, 11:05   #12
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Thank you Huey!

I was trying to put a red dot on it but I can’t get the duck-tape right.
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Anytime you need pics posted just let me know and will get them up. I will be happy to tack weld a pica tinny rail down rib or at least drill and tap for red dot. We could put dual red dots so left dot aims left barrel and right dot aims right barrel. Look like binoculars on top of it.
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Very purdy

Hard for me to make out all the proofs, but its interesting that the replaced barrels clearly have Belgium proofs...
Do they also have the same proofs as on the water table of the frame ?
Do you still have the original barrels also ?
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Old April 28, 2019, 08:35   #15
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I do not have the original barrels. I do know when the barrels got replaced the entire shotgun was sent back to Daly. I like how the matched the 612 serial number on the new barrels. She is fun to shoot. Itís missing the two bead sights though. I was thinking I could take on that fix. The buttstock pad isnít the right one either. But I figure good luck finding the correct one.
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Some shoot better without the beads.
Eliminates the impulse to aim instead of point.
I removed the beads from my skeet and sporting clays stacked barrels back when I was into that such stuff.
I dont bother doing that with game guns, they dont get shot enough to encourage bad habits.
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That Charles Daly is a very nice example of one of the early Prussian shotguns. Thanks for posting pictures.

The modern barrels are Belgian, proofed for black powder as well as nitro / smokeless; 12 gauge with 70mm [2 3/4"] chambers.

It seems to me that the Greek letter Xi is used, indicating 1956 as year of barrel manufacture; or, it could be the letter G, indicating 1968 as the manufacture year. I read the G as the proof inspector's ID, rather than manufacture year.

Beautiful engraving and wood on that Daly, a keeper for sure.
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That Charles Daly is a very nice example of one of the early Prussian shotguns. Thanks for posting pictures.

The modern barrels are Belgian, proofed for black powder as well as nitro / smokeless; 12 gauge with 70mm [2 3/4"] chambers.

It seems to me that the Greek letter Xi is used, indicating 1956 as year of barrel manufacture; or, it could be the letter G, indicating 1968 as the manufacture year. I read the G as the proof inspector's ID, rather than manufacture year.

Beautiful engraving and wood on that Daly, a keeper for sure.
Thanks for the good info. I wasnít sure of the year. The only thing I was able to work out was that it was smokeless proofed
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