Re: Charles Daly 12ga O/U made in Belgium
Pre War O/U shotguns limits the choices. The only pre war offering was one gun in several grades. Yours is color case hardened with nice but very simple engraving, and the wood, again while nice is not what I would term "fancy" in any way. The single trigger is the only option on this shotgun. The higher grade guns were the Commander 200 ( so marked), The Empire grade, and the Diamond grade was the highest. Yours is in 12 ga, and all other gauges command a premium, as the 12 ga is the most common. If you want proof, I suggest you gain the knowledge by reading...a book, sorry not everthing is on the internet. In fact, the internet is very limited on info for old guns IMO anyway. You might start with "the blue book of gun values", a yearly value guide. And I suspect there are other works, dealing specifically with the Daly marked fire arms. Gun shows are a good place to look and talk to folks who collect their firearms. Books are often there as well. Good luck.
Last edited by 300 H&H; 11-05-2009 at 09:23 PM..