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Old November 7, 2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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J.P. Sauer/Charles Daly drilling

Good evening my fellow gun nuts,

Im looking for a little info anyone might have on this drilling piece. Its in very good condition, but could use some cleaning. Im too scared, and uneducated in cleaning firearms and keeping value, so im going to leave it as is until i learn more. There are no blemishes other than a few light scratches i cant even see in the pics, and that spot on the shoulder stock. What do you all think?











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Old November 7, 2008, 11:22 PM   #2
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Old November 8, 2008, 09:36 AM   #3
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Whew!! That's an oldy, possibly dufflebagged back from Europe ca 1945.

Charles Daly was an importer. During that era, many of its shotguns were made in Prussia by Lindner and Sauer.

It needs oil on the metal right now. Keep it off the wood.

The side lever adds a bit to the value.

Only a smith can tell what the rifle barrel is chambered for, what the shotgun barrels are chambered for, and whether it's usable. IOW, get this to a smith before firing one round from any barrel.

A number of these were chambered for 32-40, others for divers 9.3 and 9.6 mm cartridges.

HTH....

The Krupp steel marks indicate the barrels are steel, not Damascus or twist.
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Old November 8, 2008, 11:10 AM   #4
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What a PURDY firearm that is!!! Man I would love to one day have a "gentleman's" arm such as that...
Good luck where ever it may reside... either over the mantle or in the gun safe!
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Old November 8, 2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I have no intention of firing anything through it. Being what it is, id like to sell it to someone who will treat it right. I feel bad sticking it back in the gun safe, for who knows how long. I look on gunbroker.com every other day for prices on a drilling like this, and the prices vary greatly. Any suggestions?
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Old November 8, 2008, 07:41 PM   #6
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Is it 16 2.5" x 9.3x72R ? If you take it apart and look on bottom side of barrels might be able to tell. Depending on caliber, guage, and closer examination the actual cash value is north of $700 in California.
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Old November 10, 2008, 08:42 PM   #7
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Hey thanks for that info Gordo.

Ive posted it for sale here on firingline. http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319213
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Old November 10, 2008, 10:16 PM   #8
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you might try one of the shotgun forums like shotgun world, doublegunshop.com, among others - those folks have a wealth of knowledge about these old euro guns
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