I've found more info on here than any other site for various things. Now I have a question and I hope there is someone who can give me some info on a shotgun. I have an old friend that has a mint Charles Daly 12 Gauge SXS shoots 2 3/4" and 3". It's blued and is an Empire Grade with some pretty nice scroll work. Fixed chokes. Made in Italy. Single trigger and safety on the tang of course). Under the forearm is the serial number 2 (then a space or two) 8699. I don't know anything about this weapon such as year of manufacture and where manufactured. He's wanting to sell it to me but I need some info first. Thanks in advance for any and all help.