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    Charlin shotgun?

    My Dad has this Shotgun I am trying to sell for him. I'd like to know if anyone here knows anything about it. Rather than post this whole thread again I am going to post a link to the one I already made at TheHighroad:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=529623

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    It's a French made Darne shotgun and worth several thousand dollars at least. You need to get someone that knows shotguns to give you an informed estimate on its value.

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    I stand corrected on my previous post. I should have said that it was French made PATTERENED AFTER DARNE SHOTGUNS. It is still a valuable shotgun and on par with the Darne of the same grade pricewise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyB View Post
    It's a French made Darne shotgun and worth several thousand dollars at least. You need to get someone that knows shotguns to give you an informed estimate on its value.
    I agree. I was hoping someone would come along that might have some idea. Perhaps I should take it up to the Poulin or Julia Auction house.

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    I've seen a similar gun. A collector shop near Hartford CT had one several years back. Not as nice as yours.
    Their price, and it sold not long after I saw it, was around $5K.
    You need to check somewhere like The Double Gun Journal".
    Beautiful gun. Good luck.

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    Try these folks www.doublegunshop.com
    You do what you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADSBSNF81 View Post
    Try these folks www.doublegunshop.com
    Thanks a lot. I emailed them and got a reply from Dave Weber. Really nice guy. He suggested a value of $1500 + or - 10%.
    He suggested hanging onto it until the economy is better.

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    Thats a very nice and unique Double gun! I really like SxS shotguns and can't remember seeing one that slides like that before. Very interesting. It's guns like that which show the artistry and craftsmanship that is rarely seen today.
    This is America - You don't redistribute wealth. You earn it !! " Shoot em in the right eye - it spoils their aim!"
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    The Charlin has a sliding breech like the Darne, but a different mechanism. The Charlin locks on a toggle, like a Luger, but the Darne has a mechanical connection between the breech and the barrel. The Charlin company folded some time back, and Darne bought them out. They are as good in quality as the Darne, and that's mighty good. Most have short chambers, for the 2 1/2 inch shell. Look at the proof marks on the underside of the barrel; if it says 65, it's a 2 1/2 inch chamber, and not good to fire 2 3/4 inch (US standard) shells in it.

    To get the barrels off; open the breech, push on the button under the forearm, and the barrels come off to the rear. Don't take it apart any further than that or you'll regret it. 1/2 choke is about modified. P choke is plein choke, or full choke.

    There's a forum devoted to French sliding breech shotguns at www.gournetusa.com/forums/
    Last edited by Cyrano; 06-24-2010 at 10:25 PM.

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    Thanks Cyrano,

    The chambers are short but they aren't 2 1/2. They are 2 9/16ths.


 

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