Sorry about the crappy image quality took it with my web cam in my lap-top.
Thanks in advance.
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October 19, 2008, 08:41 AM
That style of single shot shotgun has been made by a number of gunmakers, mainly in Italy I think. The ones I've mainly seen were made by a company called Salvinelli. They are interesting because they fold almost double, that notch in the forend is for the trigger guard to sit in. The ones I've seen were mainly .410 or 12g, though I suspect they are made in other guages too, so that 36 may denote the guage. I believe they also use that same action to make rifles & I have a vague recollection of seeing one in .22 Hornet.
October 19, 2008, 09:04 AM
Back in the '70's and early '80's, there was an importer named J.L. Galef in New York which sold shotguns very similar to the one you have pictured. Made in Italy, they were offered in 12, 16, 20, 28, and .410 gauge, with barrel length typically being 28" for the 12, 16, 20, and 28 gauge; and 26" for the .410. Most came with a Full choke. Weight was between 4.5 and 5.5 pounds. Back then, they retailed for around $70 to $80.
October 19, 2008, 05:14 PM
Well i think this one is .410 well thats what my dad told me, and that what he said. but i just had another look at it says something like "stireling" near the barrel but cant see some of it rust is covering it. ill give it a sand tonight and see what shows up.
October 19, 2008, 05:31 PM
That's kinda cool. :)
October 20, 2008, 03:31 AM
so can any 1 ID it??
October 20, 2008, 07:55 AM
I did come across another importer named Kleingunther who imported the same kind of shotgun. The brand name was listed as Daino; also made in Italy. Hope this helps.
October 20, 2008, 08:08 AM
gah after looking for hours on the net, couldn't find anything!! this is really hard to find...
October 20, 2008, 08:27 AM
I think you answered your own question a few posts back.
Stirling manufactured break action shotguns.
Try researching that route.
October 20, 2008, 08:30 AM
i said something like "stireline" see the e?
October 20, 2008, 09:25 AM
Close up pics of any markings or writing would greatly help.