Lindner Charles Daly Superior Grade Featherweight 12 GA SXS Double Gun, C&R

SOLD FOR: $2425

LSB#: 220415GG006

Make: Heinrich A. Lindner for Charles Daly

Model: Superior Grade Boxlock Hammerless Double

Serial Number: 969

Year of Manufacture: 1891-1924

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 5/8″

Action Type: Boxlock Side by Side (SxS) with Dual Triggers and Automatic Ejectors

Markings: The top of the rib is marked “CHARLES DALY FINE DAMASCUS BARRELS FEATHERWEIGHT”. The bottom of each barrel has an H.A. Lindner trademark. The barrel flats have German proof marks and “969”. The top of the forend iron is marked “969”. Each side of the receiver is marked “CHARLES DALY”. The water table has German proofs, “969” and each side is marked “PRUSSIA”. The guard is marked “969”. The receiver has Superior Grade engraving.

Barrel Length: 28”

Choke: Left: Full, Right: Modified, Both Fixed

Sights / Optics: There is a silver-colored bead at the front of the rib. The top of the rib has wavy serrations for glare reduction.

Weight: 6 lb., 3.6 oz.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with splinter forend, semi-pistol grip, straight comb and ventilated orange rubber recoil pad. There is an initial plate inlaid to the belly and the forend has a lighter-colored wood inlay at the tip. The stocks have scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches, mostly in the buttstock. There are a couple of more notable nicks at the bottom-rear of the forend and on the comb. There is a tiny loss at the top-rear corner of the forend on the left. There are no cracks. The checkering is well defined. The LOP measures 14 1/8″ and 13 1/4″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the recoil pad. The pad has scattered wear but remains fairly supple. Drop at comb is approximately 1 3/4″, drop at heel 2 7/8″. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Damascus & Case Color

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are mostly bright. There is infrequent minor erosion in the bores. There are a few very minor dents which are barely visible in the bores.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 85% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. The barrels have generally strong damascus patterning with some light handling wear over the forend on each side. The reciever has handling wear toward the bottom-front with stronger color toward the top-rear and in protected areas. The tangs have handling wear. There is some scattered minor surface oxidation and some light nicks and scuffs. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. The safety engages automatically when the action is opened. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: This is a Charles Daly marked shotgun made in Germany by Heinrich Lindner. These Lindner Dalys, as they have become known to collectors, have become quite desirable for their quality, and its easy to see why! This example is a Superior grade chambered for 12 gauge shotgun shells. This would make a great piece for a fine European firearms or double gun collection. This is truly a quality firearm and was made to last. Please see our photos and good luck!

Lindner Charles Daly Superior Grade Featherweight 12 GA SXS Double Gun, C&R
Lindner Charles Daly Superior Grade Featherweight 12 GA SXS Double Gun, C&R