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 Post subject: B.C. Miroku 12 ga O/U Can you tell me what I've got???
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:55 pm 
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Gentlemen (and Ladies),

I have been reading all of the wonderful things you have to say about Miroku shotguns so I took the plunge and purchased this one off of Gun Broker. I am really please with the quality of the gun and love the way it looks and handles. It is a 28" with Full/Modified chokes, 2 3/4 chambers. Serial number 55xxxx.

The gun has no model name or number other than B.C. Miroku. I am wondering if you can give me a guess as to when it was made. Also what grade is it? Is it their basic gun or is it an upgrade. Anything you can tell me about it is appreciated.




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 Post subject: re: B.C. Miroku 12 ga O/U Can you tell me what I've got???
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:17 am 
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Very nice. I say it's it a Superior Grade, circa early 70's.

Does it have a mid bead on the barrel?
A pad or a buttplate?


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 Post subject: re: B.C. Miroku 12 ga O/U Can you tell me what I've got???
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:57 am 
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Thanks for your reply.

It has a butt plate with B.C. Miroku written on it. It also has a mid bead.

Do you think the gun was originally sold in the USA or do you think someone purchased it in Japan and brought it back?


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 Post subject: re: B.C. Miroku 12 ga O/U Can you tell me what I've got???
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:02 am 
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Hi,

Isn´t that a 800W ? It looks a lot like mine, only mine has a broadway rib.

Very fine guns.
Enjoy shooting it.

Cheer´s,


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 Post subject: re: B.C. Miroku 12 ga O/U Can you tell me what I've got???
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:20 pm 
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If it doesn't say Charles Daly on the barrels, then it's most probably a bring-back. They were sold in the Okinawa PX, among other places.

On most of the Daly branded guns I've seen, that engraving pattern was on the Trap or Skeet Superior grade guns, which had pads and mid beads. Superior grade field guns had a different pattern with a single bead and a buttplate.

As usual, much to say but little help :)

Your gun is very nice and congrats!


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 Post subject: re: B.C. Miroku 12 ga O/U Can you tell me what I've got???
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:18 am 
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Thanks a lot for the info.

:D


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 Post subject: re: B.C. Miroku 12 ga O/U Can you tell me what I've got???
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:52 pm 
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There was a US importer for Miroku guns in Castlerock Washington. His name was Arnold Reiger ( an inducteee of the trapshooting hall of fame). I bought a 20 gauge skeet gun from him in 1972 for $172. He imported them until Browning struck a deal with Miroku to build the Citori.



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