View Full Version : Charles Daily shotguns?
10-01-2001, 02:16 AM
I've seen the Charles Daily shotguns in Walmart for $300.00 How are these guns? My son wants a 20ga semi-auto. They look good and the price does too but how do they perform. Any input would be appreciated.
10-09-2001, 06:37 AM
My som has a 12gauge. @nd season using it no problems so far. They do have more recoil as they're gas operated and pretty light.
10-12-2001, 07:28 PM
###I won one last year at the Pheasants Forever dinner. ###I decided I have too many other shotguns ahead of it and my dad liked it so I gave it to him. ###I have read two reviews on it and both were good.
02-23-2002, 09:34 PM
I've never seen one of these shotguns until today. ###I remembered this post so I wanted to see what was said about them. ###I see not to many replyed, but its been a while so maybe a few of you had a chance to use/shoot one. ### ###
02-24-2002, 08:34 AM
There's another thread titled" A year with a Charles Daily'
02-24-2002, 05:03 PM
isn't charles daily a golfer. what is with the pro athletes getting guns named after them. i have a ted(baseball player) williams model 20ga. with the adjustable choke. if daily's gun is anything like williams it is pretty good
02-28-2002, 09:01 AM
Charles Daly FireArms is actually a really old manufacuter of fire arms. It has nothing to do with the golfer "Charles Daly".
This is a quote from the Charles Daly Website about the company.
"In 1865, Charles Daly was one of two partners who founded the sporting goods business named Schoverling & Daly. They were importers and dealers located in New York City. In 1873, the company reorganized to include a third partner, and the corporate name was changed to Schoverling, Daly and Gales.
Marking the Charles Daly name on firearms began some time around 1875. Daly's name was chosen because it had an appealing sound and would likely influence potential buyers to choose their firearms. Schoverling, Daly and Gales established their lofty reputation by dealing in top quality merchandise. Because they were known for their high standard of excellence, the Charles Daly brand garnered much esteem."
The company has changed hands a few times from the original company but they still make quality firearms.
I have a friend who has a Daly rifle.. It is a really nice weapon. I am thinking about ordering a new .30-06 for myself.
02-28-2002, 11:01 AM
There is a great article in the January/February issue of Shooting Sportsman Magazine on the history of Charles Daly and what it is like today. It focuses mainly on the double guns, but there is some information about all of the available models at the end of the article. I think you can still visit their website for last month's issue.
03-04-2002, 06:21 AM
The Charles Daily semi auto is a gun that I plan on buying as soon as my better half allows me to. I read a great article on this gun, in a magazine that my father had, I apologize, but cant remember which of his 12 shooting magazines he subscribes to, that contained the article. The author put it through vigorous tests along some of the more popular auto loaders. He was impressed and made the comment that the charles daily either outperformed or equaled the performance of its more expensive competition. The only downfall is that as far as I know the gun is not available in a three and one half inch chamber for you die hard goose guys, but many geese have fallen to a three inch magnum. Hope I helped! Happy hunting to all!
03-04-2002, 11:34 AM
Daly does not make shotguns. They import them from whatever country/supplier happens to offer the best deal at the time. Thre is a thread at another forum with horror stories about them, yet here only praise. That tells me that it just depends on where they are importing the guns at the time you buy.
Daly stopped making thier own guns i believe in the 70's sometime.
03-04-2002, 03:49 PM
Charles Daly has always been an importer of firearms and has never been into the manufacturing of their own guns. They have always placed their name onto the best quality of guns that they were importing at that time.
03-04-2002, 04:26 PM
I won't disagree with you because i'm no expert on the subject, but i did read an article on them that stated that till the 70's(?) they did manufacture their own guns. The question mark is there because i could be way off, but they did state that at a perticular time they went from manufacturing the guns to importing them. I believe the company is very old, and of course way back when, all gun makers made thier own. But again, this is just what i read so i wouldn't insist on it being true. Just reporting.........
03-05-2002, 08:19 PM
Dale, you are correct, I have been researching Charles Daly in suspicion of the low priced auto's, which I found two articles that gave high praise to the gun, and I found that up until the 70's they did manufacture there own guns. I believe the article was in a NRA publication my father had. FYI
03-07-2002, 09:22 AM
###I urge you to read the article on the history of Charles Daly in the Jan/Feb 2002 issue of Shooting Sportsman Magazine. The company has always imported guns from out of the country and placed their name on the guns. The names range from Merkel to J.P. Sauer on the european guns, and Miroku made O/U's for them also. All of the American guns were made by Lefever, L.C. Smith, Parker, etc... I'm not trying to be contentious, just stating facts. It really is a great, informative article.
03-07-2002, 01:23 PM
Two years ago, my father-in-law found a new Charles Daly camo semi-auto that he really liked. ###He put some money down on it and hoped to have it before the KS pheasant season. ###Well, a couple weeks later, his oldest son died and things fell apart for him financially. ###My wife and I bought it for him for Christmas and gave it to him early. ###It's been through two seasons so far, without a hitch and the camo finish is really nice. ###His is the 3" model...they now have a 3 1/2" called the Maxi-Mag (I believe). ###Was I skeptical? ###Yep, but he wanted it and to be honest, I'm pretty impressed with it. ###Talk about LIGHT...that thing makes my M1 Super 90 feel like a lead brick! ###It comes with 3 interchangeable chokes, and I believe it's threaded for REM-Chokes, if I ###remember correctly from other boards.
03-07-2002, 06:37 PM
I agree that Daly never manufactured guns. ###I have a O/U skeet gun I bought new in 1970 in Germany. ###It was a Model 800, made in Japan by B.C. Miroku and was the same gun as the Daly Superior grade sold in America. ###It was & is a beautiful gun with nice engraving & beautiful wood.
Wish I could buy another new one for the same $194.00.
03-13-2002, 11:15 PM
i heard through a gun shop owner that the recievers are the same as the ones on the mossberg autos... don't know if it's true or not though. ###(don't really care for that gun shop owner )
03-18-2002, 09:19 AM
i was with a couple of filipino friends at a local gun show and we saw some charles daly firearms they said that they make those in the philippines.go figure!
04-29-2002, 12:03 PM
Hate to change the mood, but I bought one from Wally World last year. Semi auto syn stock 28 inch 12ga. Fits pretty well and patterns good also. BUT ! In one duck season I broke 3 fireing pins and went through pure hell with them to have it repaired. For a cheaper shotgun like this I would look somewhere else, like a mod 9200 Mossberg or something used. My 2 cents.
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