View Full Version : O/U shotgun Cant figure out who makes it?

November 28, 2008, 09:19 PM
I just picked up a shotgun from my grandmother that was my grandfathers but I have no idea who makes it , the markings say (SLE NY, NY-MAR MADE IN ITALY 12 GA-3") there are no other markings of the brand on the receiver or anywhere else, it does have chokes but they just say cylinder nothing else. If you have any info I would be thankful

November 28, 2008, 09:25 PM
Could it be SILE and not SLE?

SILE Distributors was located in New York and imported a variety of firearms under their label.

November 28, 2008, 09:31 PM
If you have any other info let me know serial# 142628...I would like to know the value and year it was made thanks alot

November 30, 2008, 08:34 AM
I checked in my Blue Book of Gun Values and it only indicates that SILE imported from a number of mfg, but does not give any specific information on any of them. Sorry.

November 30, 2008, 05:21 PM
When I was in Italy and Turkey back in the 80's, I stopped by a few gun shops and saw shotguns by several "no-name" local type manufacturers. Many of these seemed quite well made. It looks like Sile hooked up with some of them and decided to import them to the US.

December 14, 2008, 11:21 AM
And I thought I was the only one owning one of these. I purchased mine locally in New Jersey. I bought it in 1986 for about $650.00. I have no idea who makes it. I will have my wife go through the paper work and see if she can fing the original invoice.

If I get anymore info, I will pass it along.

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