Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3421: Engraved Charles Daly Damascus Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: September 11, 2015

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $750 - $1,000

Engraved Charles Daly Damascus Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Daly Charles
Model: SxS
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1935
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 155
Class: Antique

With a single brass bead sight on a solid rib marked "CHARLES DALY FINE DAMASCUS BARRELS". Floral scroll and border engraving on the lock plates, fences, break lever and trigger guard with "CHARLES DALY/MADE IN PRUSSIA" marked on the lock plates around the largest screw. The barrels are a thin brown with strong Damascus patterning, 2 5/8 inch chambers and a doll's head rib extension. With modified/full chokes. Mounted on a checkered splinter forearm with horn tip insert and engraved hardware and round knob pistol grip stock with fleur de lis checkering, tear drop flats and a vented Pachmayr recoil pad. Length of pull is 14 1/4 inches.

Rating Definition:

Very good overall with thinning brown finish on the barrel strong Damascus patterning, scattered small dings and surface scratches and edge wear near the muzzle. The receiver has some muted traces of the original case colors. The balance has aged to a mottled silver/brown patina as has the trigger guard. The wood is good with scattered moderate handling marks and indentations as well as some deeper scratches and marring on the varnish. Mechanically very good.

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