The Annoyed Man wrote:nimravus01 wrote:rotor wrote:I personally would not recommend the Yildiz Academy shotguns.
Why not? Please elaborate. I've read the over-under guns are pretty decent, (for the price tag).
I bought my wife a Yldiz in 20 gauge a few years ago. It keeps developing rust spots on the breach face and on the opposing chamber faces. The gun shoots OK, but the opening and closing of the action is quite stiff, and the action release thumb lever on the top of the receiver was never quite centered from the factory. When I bought it, I was given a choice of wood selection from the several of the same models that they had in stock, and I chose the one with the prettiest wood, not noticing the thumb lever until after I got the gun home. My bad. But I also own a Stoeger O/U that I bought used on consignment for about the same price as the new Yldiz, and it has been pretty much problem free and is a much better made gun.
Speaking of which, if you have considered buying used, I have two shotguns for sale here: http://www.texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=1134906#p1134906........ a 26” Stoeger Uplander Side by Side 12 gauge Shotgun, and a 27” Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun.
The cross bolts on many O/U SG are tapered to allow for wear and the lever may be slightly right of center at first and move to center with wear on the cross bolt. I have a couple of Charles Dalys that are that way.