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Lot 182: WW Greener Double Barrel Shotgun 12

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Fine Cased Engraved W.W. Greener Double Barrel Hammer Damascus Shotgun with Accessories

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Fine Cased Engraved W.W. Greener Double Barrel Hammer Damascus Shotgun with Accessories

Manufacturer: WW Greener
Model: Double Barrel
Type: Shotgun
Guage: 12
Barrel: 27 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 39
Class: Antique
Rating Definition:

Very Fine. The barrels retain 70% of the damascus pattern with the balance a smooth brown patina. The action retains 70% original vivid case colors. The engraving is crisp. The wood is very fine with some minor handling marks and some scattered minor blemishes in the overall crisp checkering with minor chip missing from the forearm (right side). The case is good.


Single brass bead sight on a solid rib marked with the patent information inside an oval followed by "WW GREENER 68 HAYMAKRKET LONDON, WINNER AT THE LONDON GUN TRAILS 1875 1878 & 1879". Damascus barrels with 2 1/2 inch chambers, chokes measure skeet and improved cylinder, and extractor. The frame, trigger guard, hammers, break lever and forearm hardware are engraved with a fine scroll design. The lock plates are marked "W.W. GREENER". Double triggers and straight grip stock and forearm featuring multi-point checkering, horn forearm tip, blank initial oval, and a checkered horn buttplate. Length of pull is 14 1/4 inches. Comes with a takedown case with a paper Greener label on the inside of the lid and "JEFFERSON GEORGE" on the top of the lid. The interior of the case is lined in red felt and the case contains 9 period shotgun shells, shotgun shell casing, leather sling, screwdriver, powder measure, oiler, UMC no. 1 primer tin, and two other tools marked with the number "12".

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