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One purchase I'm pondering is a Charles Daly Diamond grade 10 gauge. Who has experience with them and what are your thoughts in general on them? Hunting experience with them is also welcome. Thanks!

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I'm interested in the Prussian guns.

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Are you looking at a hammer or hammerless Daly 10? One key item to keep in mind is that Schoverling, Daly, and Gales sold their guns by model number. Depending when your gun was made, "diamond quality" could indicate one of up to six separate models. There are significant differences between between a Daly "diamond quality' model 225 and a Daly "diamond quality" model 375 for example. There was a big difference in price when it was sold and there is a big difference now.

If you provide a serial number of the gun you are lookingn at ("X"ing out the last digit is fine) and details on the engraving (photos would be best), we should be able to get within a year or two on the production date as well as info on the specific model you are looking at.

In terms of hunting, I use with my vintage Dalys 10s regularly to shoot duck and goose with good success. My Dalys 10's all have 2.875" chambers so I shoot RST loads.

If you are interested in Prussian Dalys, I'd recommend the Prussian Daly Almanac available on the German Gun Collector website.

Good luck.


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I think you'll find that the Prussian Diamond grades are all of outstanding quality whether they were made by Lindner or another of the Suhl craftsmen. The workmanship on both the outside and inside have never been surpassed by anyone! The Lindner made guns are the most sought after and are usually identified by the maker's touchmark on the barrels immediately in front of the underlug. It will be two crossed pistols below either a crown or the letters HAL. These guns always bring a premium. IMO no top London gun ever made was superior in craftsmanship to the top Daly's.



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Brian, I have some experience with Lindner Dalys. I've owned three, restocked three, have another to do, and have handled maybe ten more. They are, IMO, some of the finest box lock shotguns ever produced. The metal work fit and finish are top flight. I will post a picture of the internal finish of one that I owned that was not a Diamond grade just for reference.

It's becoming hard to find a Lindner Daly that has not been molested in some way i.e. restocked poorly, sleeved poorly and then horror of horrors had the rib engraving done BACKWARDS - really? I could add to this list but why!

If you find a good one buy it!

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I bought one from Doug. It dropped the jaw of everyone who held her and solicited a desire to buy her from everyone who shot her.

Between Lindner's work and Doug's, she is a thing of beauty.

Maybe Doug could post a photo of her for you. I can't from this tablet.

Ah! I figured out how to put a photo up.



I don't have a good shot of Doug's stock work. Doug help!




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I bought one a short while ago. 12 Gauge hammerless from between 1900 and 1905. Had a few issues so it is having some careful restoration and repair work done by a member here, CJO. Can't wait to shoot it.


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Hi Bob, This is the best I have thanks to Photoshop (jerks)!



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That "Turc Extra" extra-fine etched 4 Iron Turkish "Star" pattern damascus may be my all-time favorite, and I would STILL VERY much like a full size high resolution image for the Lindner Daly Damascus album on the website
https://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/20948056
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