Charles Daly Field Hunter Semiautomatic

     Notes: Manufactured for Charles Daly by Fabarm of Italy, the Field Hunter is a gas-operated semiautomatic shotgun with metal parts made mostly of Ergal-55 aluminum.  This metal is strong yet light, making the weapon lightweight yet able to handle magnum shells.  The barrel is of chrome-molybdenum steel, strong enough for steel shot, and equipped with MC-3 interchangeable chokes (a set of three different chokes).  Furthermore, the barrel may be removed and replaced with a 24-inch rifled barrel for use with slugs.  The barrels are equipped with a ventilated sighting rib.  The stock and fore-end are made from impact-resistant plastic, either black or in a camouflage pattern (with Field Hunter Camo versions not having a 30-inch barrel option), and having a pistol grip wrist and rubber recoil pad on the butt. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This shotgun does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Field Hunter (24” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.1 kg

5 Tubular

$727

Field Hunter (26” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.17 kg

5 Tubular

$738

Field Hunter (28” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.23 kg

5 Tubular

$748

Field Hunter (30” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.3 kg

5 Tubular

$758

(Rifled Barrel)

NA

0.89 kg

NA

$122

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Field Hunter (24”, 2.75”)

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

52

Field Hunter (26”, 2.75”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

57

Field Hunter (28”, 2.75”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

62

Field Hunter (30”, 2.75”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

67

Field Hunter (24”, 3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

59

Field Hunter (26”, 3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

65

Field Hunter (28”, 3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

70

Field Hunter (30”, 3”)

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

76

Field Hunter (Rifled Barrel, 2.75”)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

7

5

Nil

82

Field Hunter (Rifled Barrel, 3”)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

7

5

Nil

98

 

Charles Daly Field Slug Semiautomatic

     Notes: Though designed specifically for firing shotgun slugs, the short barrel of this shotgun is a smoothbore and is suitable for firing shot shells.  The Field Slug has leaf-type folding rear sights and a ramp front sight, with no sighting rib.  The furniture of the gun is made from impact-resistant plastic with a pistol grip wrist (black in color); the receiver is of Ergal-55 aluminum, and the barrel of chrome-molybdenum steel.  The metalwork may be finished in matte black or nickel-plated. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This shotgun does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Field Slug

12 Gauge 3”

3 kg

5 Tubular

$642

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Field Slug

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

5

Nil

54

 

Charles Daly Maxi-Mag

     Notes: This semiautomatic shotgun is called the “Maxi-Mag” due to its chambering, which is for 12 gauge 3.5” shells.  (The Maxi-Mag is also capable of chambering and firing 2.75” and 3” shells.)  It is designed primarily for turkey hunting, though other hunting is certainly possible.  The barrel is relatively short compared to other fowling shotguns, and the shotgun is fairly light and easy to tote around despite the chambering.  This is possible due to the construction; stocks are made from synthetic material (overprinted with Realtree Hardwoods HD or Advantage Timber HD camouflage patterns), and many of the other structural parts are made from light steel.  The sights are HiViz/TriViz combination Turkey/Deer sights.  The stock is supplied with a thick recoil pad on the butt.  The weapon is not drilled and tapped for a scope as delivered, the top of the shotgun allows plenty of room to do so if this is desired. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This shotgun does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Maxi-Mag

12 Gauge 2.75”, 3”, and 3.5”

3.35 kg

7, 7, or 5 Tubular

$811

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Maxi-Mag (2.75”)

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

52

Maxi-Mag (3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

59

Maxi-Mag (3.5”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

5

Nil

65

 

Charles Daly Superior Sport Semiautomatic

     Notes: This is a 12 gauge semiautomatic shotgun with interchangeable barrels; one has compensator ports near the muzzle, and one does not.  The barrel also has MC-3 interchangeable chokes, and a sighting rib with a fluorescent fiberoptic front sight bead.  The metalwork is of chrome-molybdenum steel.  The stock is of select Turkish walnut, with a pistol grip wrist.  A variant of this shotgun is the Superior Trap; this shotgun has long barrels with compensators, and a Monte Carlo stock.  It is otherwise the same as the Superior Sport.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These shotguns do not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Superior Sport (28” Barrel)

12 Gauge 3”

3.2 kg

5 Tubular

$734

Superior Sport (30” Barrel)

12 Gauge 3”

3.25 kg

5 Tubular

$744

Superior Trap (30” Barrel)

12 Gauge 3”

3.3 kg

5 Tubular

$769

Superior Trap (32” Barrel)

12 Gauge 3”

3.4 kg

5 Tubular

$779

Compensated Barrel (28”)

NA

0.89 kg

NA

$167

Compensated Barrel (30”)

NA

0.95 kg

NA

$177

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Superior Sport (28”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

70

Superior Sport (30”)

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

76

Superior Sport (28”, Compensated)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

70

Superior Sport (30”, Compensated)

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

76

Superior Trap (30”)

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

76

Superior Trap (32”)

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

9

4

Nil

82

 

Childers

     Notes: The Childers Shotgun was the result of experiments by Special Operations Warfare Center at China Lake to develop a weapon for use by SEAL teams in Vietnam.  The Childers was an early example of a semiautomatic box magazine-fed shotgun.  The magazine feed was from the top.  (There were provisions for belt feeding, but the requisite adaptors were apparently never produced).  The weapon was a strange blow-forward-type weapon, gas operated with a fixed bolt and a moving barrel to cycle the weapon and feed the chamber.  A variety of special ammunition types were planned, including flares, tear gas, and HE rounds, but none were ever actually produced; other types of special ammunition already existing can be fired from the Childers.  Limited quantities were tested by SEALs in Vietnam, but though they liked the firepower, they did not appreciate the bulk and awkwardness of the weapon (especially the top-mounted magazine).  It is presented here as an interesting “what-if.”

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Childers

12 Gauge 3”

5.76 kg

10, 20

$1135

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Childers

SA

4/1d6x24/2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

5/6

3

Nil

36

 

Harrington & Richardson Excell Auto 5

     Notes: The Excell Auto 5 is a semiautomatic recoil-operated shotgun which is designed for hunting (primarily bird hunting).  There are several models, but almost all have a barrel topped by a ventilated sighting rib; this rib comes with bead or fiberoptic sights (depending on the model), and the weapon is fairly lightweight.  All have a thick rubber recoil pad.  The Excell Auto 5 Synthetic has a 28-inch barrel with four interchangeable chokes (Improved Cylinder, Modified, Improved Modified, and Full) and a synthetic stock and fore-end in black.  It has bead sights.  The Excell Auto 5 Walnut is virtually identical except for the walnut stock and fore-end, and slightly differing weight and cost (in game terms).  The Excell Auto 5 Waterfowl is virtually identical to the Synthetic, except for the camouflage finish to its stock and fore-end, and is identical to the Synthetic for game purposes.  The Excell Auto 5 Turkey has a short 22-inch barrel, the same interchangeable chokes, a synthetic camouflage stock and fore-end, and fiberoptic sights instead of a sighting rib.  The Excell Auto 5 Combo has a 28-inch shotgun barrel, and an exchange rifled barrel 24 inches long.  The shotgun barrel has a sighting rib with a bead front sight; the rifled barrel has fiberoptic sights and no sighting rib.  The stock is black synthetic, and when equipped with the shotgun barrel, it is identical to the Synthetic for game purposes.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Introduced in 2005, the Excell Auto 5 does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Excell Auto 5 Synthetic

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.18 kg

5 Tubular

$747

Excell Auto 5 Walnut

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.27 kg

5 Tubular

$738

Excell Auto 5 Turkey

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.04 kg

5 Tubular

$716

Excell Auto 5 Combo (Shot Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.18 kg

5 Tubular

$747

Excell Auto 5 Combo (Rifled Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75” and 3”

3.09 kg

5 Tubular

$726

Combo Rifled Barrel

N/A

1.14 kg

N/A

$122

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Excell Auto 5 Synthetic (2.75”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

62

Excell Auto 5 Synthetic (3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

70

Excell Auto 5 Walnut (2.75”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

62

Excell Auto 5 Walnut (3”)

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

70

Excell Auto 5 Turkey (2.75”)

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

47

Excell Auto 5 Turkey (3”)

SA

4/1d6x28 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

7

4

Nil

54

Excell Auto 5 Combo (2.75” Rifled)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

7

5

Nil

82

Excell Auto 5 Combo (3” Rifled)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

7

5

Nil

98

 

High Standard Supermatic

     Notes: The Supermatic is a shotgun designed at the time to be light in weight and inexpensive IRL.  It is more commonly known by the numerous companies through which it was sold, such as Sears and JC Higgins. The Supermatic was cheap and it showed -- dirt is the bane of its existence and the metal parts are made of a rare steel alloy which is not used often largely because it is prone to breakage.  It has not been made for 30 years, and parts are difficult to find, and often have to be fabricated from scratch (where they do not necessarily mix favorably with the parts already on the gun). Loading and unloading could be problematic, with the magazine tube being difficult to load the last round.  Magazine capacity is also not high. However, the Supermatic is not junk; it just takes someone with solid gunsmithing skills.  When clean, it shoots very well and accurate. The action is gas-operated semiautomatic; it is also hammerless.

     The Supermatic Field  is, as might be guessed from the name, designed for hunting and fowling, and a bit long for home defense. It is rather light for its size and recoil can be punishing. In 12 Gauge, the barrels may be 26 inches with improved cylinder choke; 28 inches with either Modified or Full choke; or 30 inches with Full choke.  In 20 gauge, barrels are limited to 26 or 28 inches. External metalwork is blued and the stock is plain walnut with a semi-pistol grip. The grip is checkered, while the fore-end has a gripping groove.  The butt has a hard rubber plate which is textured for grip. The Supermatic Special is the same as the Field, but has an adjustable choke on the muzzle and a 27-inch barrel.

     The Supermatic Deluxe Rib similar to the Field, but is more deluxe, and with a ventilated sighting rib. Only 28-inch barrel versions were made, and for game purposes it is identical to the Field. The Supermatic Trap has only a 30-inch barrel and comes in 12 Gauge magnum only. The Supermatic Trophy differs only in small ways to the Special, and is the same for game purposes; it is the Special for game purposes.  The Supermatic Skeet is similar to the Field, but limited to a 26-inch barrel with a Skeet choke,  It has a ventilated sighting rib.  It is comes with a 36-inch barrel with a Full choke in 12 gauge only. The Supermatic Duck is the only member of the series with a recoil pad on the butt, and is the only model which has a version that fires 12 gauge magnum shells. It was made only with a 30-inch barrel with a Full choke. The Supermatic Duck Rib is the same as the Duck, but with a ventilated sighting rib; for game purposes it is identical to the Duck.  The Trap is also identical to the Duck for game purposes,'

     The Shadow is sort of a deluxe variant, furbished in flat black with dark wood. It has a fore-end ribbed like a pump-action shotgun.  Chambering may be regular gauge or magnum gauge. It's butt has a recoil pad.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Supermatic Field (26" Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.41 kg

4 Tubular

$607

Supermatic Field (28" Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.5 kg

4 Tubular

$617

Supermatic Field (30" Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.58 kg

4 Tubular

$627

Supermatic Field (26" Barrel)

20 Gauge 2.75"

3.23 kg

4 Tubular

$476

Supermatic Field (28" Barrel)

20 Gauge 2.75"

3.31 kg

4 Tubular

$466

Supermatic Field (26" Barrel)

20 Gauge 3"

3.31 kg

3 Tubular

$505

Supermatic Field (28" Barrel)

20 Gauge 3"

3.41 kg

3 Tubular

$515

Supermatic Special

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.6 kg

4 Tubular

$612

Supermatic Special

20 Gauge 2.75"

3.51 kg

4 Tubular

$481

Supermatic Special

20 Gauge 3"

3.61 kg

3 Tubular

$502

Supermatic Duck

12 Gauge 3"

3.69 kg

3 Tubular

$662

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Supermatic Field (12 GA, 2.75", 26")

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or Nil

8

3

Nil

57

Supermatic Field (12 GA, 2.75", 28")

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

62

Supermatic Field (12 GA, 2.75", 30")

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

67

Supermatic Field (20 GA, 2.75", 26")

SA

4/1d6x20 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

48

Supermatic Field (20 GA, 2.75", 28")

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

4

Nil

59

Supermatic Field (20 GA, 2.75", 27")

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

6

Nil

59

 Supermatic Special (20 GA, 2.75", 27")

SA

4/1d6x20 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

50

Supermatic Special (20 GA, 3", 27")

SA

4/1d6x20 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

60

Supermatic Duck (12 GA, 3", 30")

SA

5/1d6x32 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

8

5

Nil

79

 

High Standard M-10A/M-10B

     Notes:  The M-10A and M-10B are the Flite King shotguns turned into bullpup designs.  The Flite King has had its stock removed and the action encased in a high-impact plastic shell.  The shell is designed to allow the weapon to be easily fired one-handed or two-handed, and it is a short, handy weapon.  A big minus is the small magazine; it is a tubular underbarrel magazine holding only 4 rounds.  Another minus is that the M-10 can be rather unreliable, especially when firing non-magnum rounds.  The difference between the M-10A and M-10B are that the M-10A has an integral carrying handle, while the M-10B has a folding carrying handle.  There are a few police departments using the M-10, but most are curiosity items in the hands of collectors.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-10

12 Gauge (2 1/2”, 2 3/4”)

3.63 kg

4 Tubular

$560

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-10 (2 1/2”)

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

4

4

Nil

36

M-10 (2 3/4”)

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x8

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

4

4

Nil

35

 

High Standard M-60

     Notes: Also known as the “HS-60” and “High Standard Riot Gun,” the Model 60 was designed by Bob Hillberg shortly after World War 2 for military, police, and home defense use.  (The Model 60 was actually first sold in 1954 by Sears, and was known as the JC Higgins Model 60 for about the first year.)  Bob Hillberg was one of the first firearms designers to make gas operation in a shotgun work properly, and the Model 60 was one of his first commercial designs. 

     The Model 60 was based on the pump-action Model 20, but of course heavily-modified internally for use with the semiautomatic gas operation system.  However, the stock, barrel, bolt, and trigger mechanism are identical to that of the Model 20, and the receiver virtually identical.  The gas operation caused less felt recoil, at a time when most semiautomatic shotguns were recoil-operated and had a lot of kick. 

     The Model 60 had virtually no sales to the military (despite the fact that a version specifically designed for the military was developed), and most sales went to police departments and civilians.  Metalwork was of steel, with a walnut buttstock and fore-end.  The standard barrel is 18 inches, but many have turned up with 18.5 inches.  The origin of these versions is unknown (the Model 60 was never built by High Standard with an 18.5-inch barrel), but it is believed that the slight barrel extension may have been made by local gunsmiths to satisfy certain local regulations in California for civilian shotguns at the time.  Many are also found with their tubular magazines plugged at 4 rounds (or less), the plug is removable by anyone with Gunsmithing skill; the task is Difficult.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-60 (18” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.63 kg

7 Tubular

$622

M-60 (18.5” Barrel)

12 Gauge 2.75”

3.64 kg

7 Tubular

$625

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-60 (18”)

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

6

4

Nil

38

M-60 (18.5”)

SA

4/1d6x24 or 2d6x4

2-3-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

6

4

Nil

39

 

Ithaca Mag-10

     Notes: The Mag-10 was built from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. The Mag-10 was designed for law enforcement, to provide antivehicular stopping power and to put a definite hurt on criminals.  However, it has seen large use by criminals against police; for example, it is good for shooting a hole in a door to kill police who are outside.  It is a gas-operated weapon, which can digest most 10-gauge super magnum loads and types. It is also a heavy shotgun, and the huge ammunition means a small magazine.  The stock is simple walnut, with shallow semi-pistol grip and checkering on that and the fore-end. The butt has a recoil pad. Metal finish is deep blued. The barrel is 32 inches. The Mag-10 Deluxe has better quality wood and finish, the Mag-10 Deluxe even more so.  The Roadblocker has a 21-inch barrel, a vapor-blasted finish on the metalwork, and a plain stock.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Mag-10

10 Gauge 3.5"

5.22 kg

3 Tubular

$992

Mag-10 Roadblocker

10 Gauge 3.5"

4.9 kg

3 Tubular

$909

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Mag-10

SA

5/1d6x44 or 2d6x12 or 3d6x4

2-4-Nil/Nil or Nil or 1-Nil

9

4

Nil

94

Mag-10 Roadblocker

SA

5/1d6x36 or 2d6x8

2-4-Nil/Nil or 1-Nil

7

4

Nil

41