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3408
$9,200.00

SCARCE, LIGHTWEIGHT, 20 GAUGE PRUSSIAN DALY DIAMOND QUALITY GAME GUN BY LINDNER.

SN 1516. (ca 1895) Cal. 20 ga. 2-9/16″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Charles Daly Diamond Quality” on matted game rib. Breech ends have Witten Excelsior Steel logos. Bbl flats are stamped with German imperial proofs for 20 ga. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with steel type and “HAL” (Lindner) crossed pistol logos. Case hardened, scallop-backed boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), pin type cocking indicators, hidden square crossbolt third fastener, side clips, intercepting safety sears, and dbl triggers with finger blades checkered. Action is near fully engraved with well cut semi-relief open shaded scroll within feather and geometric borders. “CHARLES DALY” is on each side of action. Scroll surrounds oval vignette of flying mallard on trigger plate. A pair of grouse (?) is central theme on trigger guard bow. SN is on tip of tang. Nicely marbled and figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad. Side panels are checkered and terminate in elongated drop points. Checkering at grip is of point pattern. Pistol grip is tipped by a flush silver oval. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching long splinter ejector forend with inlet horn tip, has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left -.626, right – .626. Bore restrictions: left – .010 (Lt Mod), right – .006 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .035, right – .034. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight: 5 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain 80 – 90% of what appears to be orig blue, thinning on sides from normal hand wear. Action retains approx 70 – 80% orig case hardening color, quite vibrant and pleasing where protected, and has been re-lacquered. Stocks retain nearly all of a very high quality hand rubbed oil finish with some very minor subsequent marks, checkering competently re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are out of time. Small bore Daly guns are very hard to find. 50594-50 MGM106 (8,500-13,500) – Lot 3408

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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