Dating shotgun shells
The top and sides of the receiver still have ample amount of case colors. Typical of the fine Charles Daly shotguns, it has a nice looking piece of European walnut with a nice thin pistol grip which is fine-line checkered and comes down to the classic knob. Forearm also has the same fine-line checkering and is in VG cond but does have a slight chip out of either side where the forearm intersects with the pivot point of the frame. Item # MSG596-26-487 A huge gun of approximately 5 bore. Also a couple of fill spots in the bottom part of the stock.
They are also marked with the retailer name JP Sauer & Son. Just as pretty on the inside with bright shiny bores. Quite a good job for being done about 100 years ago.
Frame has turned a silvery color with just traces of case colors. Original Westley Richards case with leather and brass. Pistol grip checkered deluxe grade Circassian walnut stock in excellent condition.
Overall near excellent with about a 50% Damascus pattern visible. Very unusual to see a cased set of any English shotguns in two different gauges. Item # MSG895 A very desirable gun featuring self openers, side clips and raised matted solid rib.
Item # MSG885 A Garniture is a group of 3 guns manufactured by the same artist or manufacture.
13-3/4 inch LOP to the end of the original rubber buttplate. 98% barrel blue and about 75% case colors starting to tone somewhat. Comes complete with original canvas case with leather corners.
Barrel retains all blue and receiver has all the case colors. It is believed to have been ordered by Ernst August Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimer and created by court gun maker Johan Martin Laun from parts supplied by Giovanni Botti of Brescia. This group is Museum quality and are a beautiful representation of historical art in gun making!
Beautiful gold inlaid birds in a case hardened action. Fowling piece has a .60 bore, 30 inch barrel and superb gilt bronz mounts. This garniture was ordred in the second quarter of the 18th century, nearly 300 years ago. They have spurred pommels, blued screws and triggers, gilt bronze caps and ramrod pipes and wooden ramrods with gilt bronze tips.
Mechanical condition is excellent and should make a fine shooter. This is a beautiful Charles Daly and just in time for fall hunting. Receiver is very delicately engraved with no game scenes; just very fine tight scroll work. Dimensions drop at the heels 2" and at the comb about 1-2/3". There is a letter from his son stating various facts about the gun. The gun comes complete with a Factory Letter from Holland & Holland stating the manufactured configuration as well as import papers from the original owner clarifying the fact that he had received it as a war souvenir while stationed in Europe. Item # MSG432 In as-new condition, mint bores, 24" barrels, all shiny blue remaining, engraved case colored receiver, checkered straight grip wood, double triggers, extractors, 14-3/4" pull, choked IC.
Item # MSG666 12 ga with a 25" bbls measuring 15" to the end of the English recoil pad. Top opener, automatic ejectors and double triggers. Overall in excellent condition retaining virtually all the bright case colors and original blue. The 28" bbls are Krupp steel and have chokes of about full and mod. The stock had a chip at the toe with a piece grafted in.