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Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928

This beautiful Prussian Charles Daly was made in July of 1928 sometime after Lindner stopped making guns for Daly. It has much shorter and deeper scallops in the frame and features a Greener cross-bolt as well as double underlugs, 28” Krupp Flussstahl barrels with MOD and IM chokes (fixed) and 2-3/4” chambers, large front and small mid ivory beads on a slightly concave matted rib, side clips, very nice, tight and precise floral scroll engraving with a few geometric details here and there and finely chased shaded panels atop the frame and lever, cocking indicators, auto safety, beautifully figured satin finished walnut stocks with meticulously executed 28 LPI checkering, horn forend tip inlay and the butt is grooved in the middle with smooth toe and heel. Drops are 1-1/2” & 2-1/8” while LOP is 14-1/16” & 13-1/16” and weight comes in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce with the balance point about 1” forward of the hinge (perfect for the 28” tubes). It was made by a maker with initials AH. There were several top-flight makers in the Suhl region during the period with those initials, one of which was Alfred Hertlein; the maker of the famed Halger hyper velocity rifles (though we’re not asserting it was of his manufacture). The design, weight, balance, and quality of this gun indicate having been made at an extraordinary house whoever it was. Barrels and stocks were professionally restored by the most highly respected shops in New England while the frame, guard, top lever, tangs and forend iron are mostly silver-gray patina with some blue on the guard and lever and a few hints of case color in protected areas on the frame and tangs– no evidence of cleaned oxidation in any form. The bores are 99% perfect mirrors with just very slight evidence of polished out pitting. The stocks are free of new handling marks with the memories of a few old ones noticeable beneath the finish. The barrels ring perfectly while lock-up is 100% on-face and tight as a bank vault (tested with the forend removed) with the lever coming to rest to the right of center. Auto safety and cocking indicators work perfectly. The tang shows no evidence of having been straightened and we think this gun was probably originally made with a straight grip which would be unusual for a Daly of the period. Please note that the dried grease or slight oxidation near the serial number on the water table is much more pronounced in the photos than “in person”. This gun is one of those that we don’t want to let go (my wife, of course, has suggested otherwise pointing out that I just treated myself to a new SAA – wish I’d seen this first). If you have questions please email us at tangoyankee_llc@yahoo.com This will be listed on Gun Broker the evening of July 24th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker and eBay buttons to see all our listings there. 07-18-17A--17-17-05

Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928 Prussian Charles Daly 16 Ga Shotgun Rare Suhl Maker AH Not Lindner Made 1928