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CHARLES DALY 10 BORE- LINDNER PRUSSIAN PIECE- 30" EJECT KRUPP STEEL Bbls.- EXC. WOOD- EXC. Bbls. INSIDE & OUT- EXC. MECHANICS- 2 7/8"CHAMBER
#1668, Charles Daly Prussian 10 Bore Made by Lindner (Heinrich August Lindner) in 1914 as a Model 185, Anson and Deeley Designed Action, 30" Ejector Dovetail Lump Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels with Rib Extension Hidden Cross Bolt at .768 .034 & .035" (Imp.Mod. & Imp.Mod.), 2 7/8" Chambers, The forcing cones perfectly opened by a professional, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .044" & .047" on the left, Correct bores at proof with the proper Untersuchungsstempel inspection mark along with the second proof for threefold the normal charge that is marked on both barrels, Both barrels with the proper Lindner stamp, Side clip action body, Intercepting safety sears, Double triggers, Cocking indicators, Scalloped action back, Carved frame and carved standing breech, Auto safety, Splinter forend with a Deeley & Edge release, Straight hand stock at 14 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/8" over a 1" pad, Excellent wood with great black/brown contrast that remains as stout as the day it was inletted, Proper 10 Bore weight at 9 lbs. 4 oz., 65% coverage of typical Germanic scroll, It retains an honest and original case color of 40% and the breech face has 70% original colors left, There is no primer burn at the striker holes, The barrels superbly re-blacked and remain now at 97%, The stock has been professionally re-oiled with the wood still slightly proud of the metal and it now is 98%, The checkering is 100%, A very stout set of barrels inside and out that are near 100%, The striking on the outside of the barrels is near perfect and they ring with a nice chime. This is a very nice representative 10 Bore Ejector Lindner Daly.
In 1865 Charles Daly formed the famous sporting goods business named Schoverling & Daly in New York City and later became Schoverling, Daly & Gales in 1873. For many years they sold only the finest quality sporting arms. Then in 1910 Henry Modell bought the firm and sold it to the Walzer Family in the 1920's, they owned Sloan's Sporting Goods in Ridgefield, Conn. but kept Charles Daly & Co. in New York. In 1976, Sloan's sold the Charles Daly trademark to Outdoor Sports Headquarters Inc. in Dayton, Ohio. This turn of the century piece most likely was a Schoverling, Daly & Gales import, and it has lived a very sheltered life on these shores and remains a very nice example of early 1900's quality. Linder made quality guns to about 1916 and it is believed no more of his guns were made after WWI. This Lindner Daly was about $200 retail at the time it was imported.
Shotgun Gauge: 10 Gauge