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Old 12-07-2003, 02:40 PM
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anybody have any info on a turkish shotgun(semi-auto)made by the yildiz arms company-it has a 28 in. barrel w/tubes and a very nice walnut stock, also a hand engraved reciever w/quail and various wild birds.A freind of mine had one given to him and wants to find out what they cosy, i cannot find any info on them, gun looks to be modeled after Franchi.thanks, dean-please e-mail me at [email protected]
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Old 12-29-2003, 11:40 AM
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anybody have any info on a turkish shotgun(semi-auto)made by the yildiz arms company-it has a 28 in. barrel w/tubes and a very nice walnut stock, also a hand engraved reciever w/quail and various wild birds.A freind of mine had one given to him and wants to find out what they cosy, i cannot find any info on them, gun looks to be modeled after Franchi.thanks, dean-please e-mail me at [email protected]
YILDIZ shotguns are manufactured in Southern Turkey. It is a nice shotgun. The company exports extensively to the European market, Germany and France. Once I talked to the owner of the company on the phone, as far as I remember, he is a mechanical engineer. A semi auto YILDIZ shotgun should be worth 300 - 350 USD. Same quality as the Italian shotguns with a less price! Want to have more info about Turkish shotguns, please e mail me at [email protected]
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:51 PM
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Nice to have you as a member, Kamilcebeci

Let us know about hunting/shooting in your part of the world....
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Nice to have you as a member, Kamilcebeci

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Thanks Mike,

It is very beneficial for me to read the members of the forum here. It would be my honour if I can make any contribution, at least on the topics related with Turkey.

I am a licenced hunter in Turkey since 1988. The habitat has been spoilt by since then, parallel to the rest of the world and wild life population decreased due to pollution and chemicals used for harvesting and cultivation. But still we do have wild boar, rabbits, quails, ducks & goose. Not everywhere but we do have some hunting areas for bear and elk as well. We have some 2.5 million hunters here in Turkey which totals to 3% of the population. Trap and skeet shooting is not popular much. Although owning a shotgun is not much difficult in legal terms, rifle and handgun owners are very limited here.

We do have some fine shotgun manufacturers in Turkey. Huglu is doing well in the US, another company in Istanbul manufactures semi-autos and pump actions for Charles Daly and some others are trying to make a name in the US market.

I am manufacturing leather and cordura nylon holsters, rifle slings, gun cases, tactical duty stuff, belts, plastic handcuffs with key and some other accessories. We are bidding for the Turkish Army and law enforcement tenders, selling domestically, exporting to nearby countries. We started to export to the US during 2003 after we visited Shot Show 2003 in Orlando.

If you have any questions about this part of the world, please e-mail me.
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Old 01-11-2004, 01:15 PM
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OK. Let's see if I can make u guys laugh.

It was the winter of 1988, we were 18 years old when we bought our first shotguns and started hunting. We went to rabbit hunting three times and no surprise, we shooted none and went back home. My friend Oguz's family and mine started making jokes on us and we were terribly motivated to shoot any animal on our fourth time.

We went to goose hunting in December to a lake near to Ankara and the weather was -0- degrees Celcius that day. We saw a ''flying object'' suddenly and I pulled the trigger. The white ''flying object'' went down onto the lake and we started shouting ''YES, WE DID IT''. But it was floating on the lake 15-20 meters away from the shore. Since we had no dogs to swim and bring it, one of us had to do that job. (I am not sure if the dog would do it or not) I said, Oguz, you can do that. He said yes, and I went to the truck to bring woods to burn to save him die freezing when he comes out of the water. But when I turned back, he told me that he put his finger into the lake and decided not to swim and bring it back. Then I said, OK we will swim together and he accepted. I took a piece of rope with me and when we reached the ''white flying object'' I tied one end of the rope to Oguz's leg and the other end to the bird's leg. While tieing the rope, I realised that Oguz's leg turned to purple color because of cold. I finished my way back ashore but Oguz was on the half way sinking down, coming up, trying to swim. The bird's wings were opened and they were working like a parachute, slowing down my friend. When he came to the shore, as you all can guess, started shouting at me that I should have tied up the wings.

We went back home, showed the white bird to my family and Oguz took it away to their home for his mother to cook. They boiled it for 10 hours, their home smelled like ****, but the bird did not get boiled. Later on, we learned that it was a fish eating bird which cannot be cooked...
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Old 01-12-2004, 03:24 PM
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That's a pretty good story! I sure got a laugh out of it!!!
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:50 AM
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I own a 12 ga. Yildiz Semi-Auto 28" with a hand carved walnut stock with a picture carved into it, chrome slides, chrome trigger, and engraved chrome side plates. I purchased it in Turkey about 3 years ago and brought it back to the USA with me. (With proper ATF paperwork of course) It seemed to be a good gun until I was in the woods for about 5 hours pot hunting whitetail deer. Well this nice 8 point I had been watching for about 2 months stepped out 35 yards from my stand. I raised the gun and pulled the trigger. He jumped about 5 feet in the air and was hit hard. When I went to let the second shot off in him I pulled the trigger and nothing...I pulled again thinking I did something wrong...I had to manually eject the 3" 00 Buck cartridge and jam another one into the chamber. (and by jam I mean it was no easy task, i ended up ejecting 2 live rounds on the ground before I could get another one chambered) The gun was frozen (literally) I ended up getting the buck but my Yildiz almost cost me a trophy.
After the gun was warmed up I shot it repeatedly with no problems or hesitations. It is a beautiful gun and I paid 300 USD in Turkey for it in May 2000.


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anybody have any info on a turkish shotgun(semi-auto)made by the yildiz arms company-it has a 28 in. barrel w/tubes and a very nice walnut stock, also a hand engraved reciever w/quail and various wild birds.A freind of mine had one given to him and wants to find out what they cosy, i cannot find any info on them, gun looks to be modeled after Franchi.thanks, dean-please e-mail me at [email protected]
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Old 12-03-2004, 07:37 PM
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Kamilcebeci, where ARE you? Please grace our forum with another story. I wondered about the Huglu shotguns. They seemed wellmade and attractive.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:46 PM
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Post Yildiz Turkish Shotguns

how does one get a Yildiz? apparently the only distributor in the US is Academy Sports. But, if you don't live in one of those states (TX, etc.) you can't buy one. you have to be a resident of the state where the store is. They can't be shipped. The over & under shotguns by Yildiz are supposed to be excellent quality, light weight, and relatively inexpensive. Anyone have any ideas on how someone in Washington State could get one?
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:41 PM
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I'm not familiar with the shot gun you want...

BUT

If you know a shop in the US has one.. just call the shop. they should be able to sell you one. The only trick will be that they will have to ship it to an FFL in your state. Most FFLs will participate in this kind of deal for a fee...

SO, You buy the shotgun form a dealer in TX, and pay extra for shipping. You send them payment and a copy of you local FFLs license. They ship it to the local FFL. You go to local FFL they run the standard back ground check for a fee. You pass you take the gun home..

The shipping, FFL fee and extra hassle often breaks these kinds of long distance deals, but this is the way to get it done..

Best of luck

Nate
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:21 PM
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OK. Let's see if I can make u guys laugh.

It was the winter of 1988, we were 18 years old when we bought our first shotguns and started hunting. We went to rabbit hunting three times and no surprise, we shooted none and went back home. My friend Oguz's family and mine started making jokes on us and we were terribly motivated to shoot any animal on our fourth time.

We went to goose hunting in December to a lake near to Ankara and the weather was -0- degrees Celcius that day. We saw a ''flying object'' suddenly and I pulled the trigger. The white ''flying object'' went down onto the lake and we started shouting ''YES, WE DID IT''. But it was floating on the lake 15-20 meters away from the shore. Since we had no dogs to swim and bring it, one of us had to do that job. (I am not sure if the dog would do it or not) I said, Oguz, you can do that. He said yes, and I went to the truck to bring woods to burn to save him die freezing when he comes out of the water. But when I turned back, he told me that he put his finger into the lake and decided not to swim and bring it back. Then I said, OK we will swim together and he accepted. I took a piece of rope with me and when we reached the ''white flying object'' I tied one end of the rope to Oguz's leg and the other end to the bird's leg. While tieing the rope, I realised that Oguz's leg turned to purple color because of cold. I finished my way back ashore but Oguz was on the half way sinking down, coming up, trying to swim. The bird's wings were opened and they were working like a parachute, slowing down my friend. When he came to the shore, as you all can guess, started shouting at me that I should have tied up the wings.

We went back home, showed the white bird to my family and Oguz took it away to their home for his mother to cook. They boiled it for 10 hours, their home smelled like ****, but the bird did not get boiled. Later on, we learned that it was a fish eating bird which cannot be cooked...

If you have no dog and don't want to go swimming in cold water but want your bird take a fishing pole with a floating surface lure with big treble hooks I have retrieved a many duck and goose this way when jump shooting off small ponds, I use a small telescoping ultra light rod and reel it lives in the game bag of my hunting coat.

good hunting -- Jim
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:48 AM
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Anyone have recent experience with the Yildiz shotguns?
They look like a good value.
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