Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 747: Factory Engraved W.W. Greener Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: May 5, 2017

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Factory Engraved W.W. Greener Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: WW Greener
Model: Double Barrel
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2343
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 244
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Single steel bead sight on the matte rib barrels with 3 inch chambers, selective auto ejectors, and improved modified/full chokes. The barrels have small wedges of decorative scroll engraving at the muzzle, and are marked "WINNER AT ALL GUN TRIALS 1875 TO 1891 SIEMENS STEEL" and "W.W. GREENER St. MARY'S SQUARE BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND" on the right and left respectively. The receiver features fine English scroll and hunting dog engraving with "W.W. GREENER" on each side and semi-relief oak leaves on the fences. The action has dual triggers, and a side mounted safety switch. Mounted on a checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with engraved fittings, silver initial oval, and a checkered horn buttplate. The barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .736/.740 inch; wall thickness at 9 inches from breech .067/.065 inch; drop at comb 1 3/4 inches; drop at heel 2 3/4 inches; length of pull 14 inches; cast off; toe in.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. 98% original blue finish remains on the barrels with a few visible surface scratches, light forearm wear, and clear markings. The receiver has 20% original muted case colors and a mostly gray patina on the balance with sharp engraving, bright nitre blue on the safety lever, and small traces of light spotting. The wood is also very fine with attractive grain, mostly crisp checkering, small scattered dings, rich color, and some small chips on the buttplate toe. Mechanically excellent.

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