After several years of looking, I have found & purchased a 16ga Lindner Daly. Many, many thanks to Mike & Ken for their help in the search. I think that the action shaping complements the drop point panels very nicely.
And the wood is quite pretty, though would benefit from just a bit of freshening.
The barrels are a very nice Damascus but need to be re-browned (re-blacked actually) and do not photograph well at this point.
The gun came with a couple of interesting extras. The leg-of-mutton case needs restoration but seems to be high-end pebbled leather. Any recommendations for someone to do the work?
And tucked into the pocket of the case was an undisclosed extra: a very unusual brass cleaning rod. The handle unscrews into three pieces, revealing a screwdriver and a very small oil dispenser. Quite a pretty little piece.
I'm quite pleased and have already killed a few birds with the gun. I expect it will be a favorite for decades.
Miles City is still in Montana*
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