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Charles Daly 12 Ga – PRUSSIAN LINDNER GUN, 1911


SKU: Charles Daly 12ga sn1903 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Charles Daly, 1911, 12 Gauge, 7lbs. 8oz., Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 7/16″, DAH 2 1/2″, DAC 1 9/16″
Serial Number: 1903

A rare and wonderful find we have here, a H.A. Lindner made Prussian Daly from the turn of the century (approximately 1910), sn1903, in fine condition marketed by Charles Daly.  Engraved with fine English scroll, ejectors, cocking indicators, double underlug locking bolts, hidden cross bolt on the doll’s head extension, barrel lug extending through the receiver, and sideclips, you will not find a gun with more locking devices or bells and whistles than this gun.  It even has intercepting safety sears!  The H.A Lindner Prussian Daly was considered the best of the offerings by Charles Daly in the heyday of the side x side shotgun and will compare to the finest of English made shotguns with ease.  The beauty of these Prussian Daly guns cannot be overstated.  Just look at the sculpted frame and breech balls, the detail in the engraving, the scalloped action, the perfect wood to metal fit, tear drop points on the raised side panels, superb checkering, gorgeous Turkish walnut stock terminating in a fine, Purdey style leather covered pad…a truly attractive shotgun.  Even the safety button is a work of art!  This gun has fit and finish that is just not exhibited in today’s gun world until you hit guns costing 5 times as much as this one.  Even the forend latch plate is a work of art and the horn schnabel tip is the finishing touch.  The 30” Krupp Steel barrels have mirror bores, fit tight on the hinge pin and breech face, and are choked a versatile IC+/M.  We lengthened chambers to  2 ¾” and the forcing cones to 1 ½” tapers, providing better patterns, softer felt recoil to shooter and gun, and allows the use of modern and available ammunition, a $360 service in our shop.  At Vintage Firearms, Inc. (VFI) we inspect each gun before purchase, our 3 gunsmiths clean and service each gun as needed. For this Daly, we stripped the action and forend iron to the smallest parts, Ultrasonic cleaned and scrubbed all parts to shiny metal, inspected all for integrity and function, lubricated and reassembled, providing a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, a $375 service in our shop.  VFI CERTIFIED GUNS have a 90-day mechanical warranty providing confidence you are buying a fine shotgun that will provide years of service in the field.  NONE of the other sellers provide this service.  After spending a combined $735 on required alterations and maintenance, there is nothing left to do to this gun but take it to the clays course or on a hunt!  This is not a gun that is frequently encountered, and the Lindner guns are highly sought after.  A great investment that will grow in value as you enjoy its use chasing game or breaking clays at the next vintage side x side event.  If you want the finest boxlock money can buy at an affordable price, complete with highly figured European walnut, the finest hand engraving and checkering, with the strength and integrity of German engineering, don’t let this one pass you by.  SEE SPECIFICATIONS BELOW.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:  30″  Krupp Steel
Chokes:  .012/.019  IC/M
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:  .731/.729
Wall Thickness:  .023/.024
% Blue:  99% factory
Chambers:  2 3/4″ lengthened cones by VFI
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  front-silver bead
Action:  tight centered
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors-timed
Receiver Condition:  30% factory case color
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  clean, sharp,
Trigger Type:  double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  30% case color, mostly inside bow
Type:  1/2 round/splinter with horn tip; highly figured Turkish walnut;
LOP:  14 7/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 9/16″
DAH:  2 1/2″
DAC:  1 9/16″
Cast:  neutral
Checkering Condition:  superb factory original checkering
Butt Treatment:  leather pad; VFI
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc


Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $120.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. Thanks for looking!

We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs “tweaked”, let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns “as found” and others want them “just so”. We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.

Charles Daly 12 Ga - PRUSSIAN LINDNER GUN, 1911
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