Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1428: Engraved E. Green & Sons Self-Opening Sidelock Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Engraved E. Green & Sons Assisted-Opening Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Factory Engraved E. Green & Sons Assisted-Opening Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Green E
Model: Double Barrel
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 212
Class: Modern Long Gun

Blued steel barrels with single brass bead sight on the smooth, concave solid rib which is marked "EDWINSON GREEN & SONS. CHELTENHAM & GLOUCESTER" along with a gold "2", Birmingham proofs, choke constrictions of .012/.033 inches, and 70 mm (2 3/4 inch) chambers with automatic ejectors. The bright finished assisted-opening sidelock action displays beautiful floral scroll engraving and another gold "2" on the top lever. The gun features double triggers and a tang mounted automatic safety lever with gold "SAFE". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including a gold "2" on the Anson button release and straight grip stock with teardrop flats, blank inscription oval, and leather wrapped recoil pad. Includes a modern black case. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 11/16 inch length of pull; cast-off; weight 6 lbs. 9 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as refinished, retaining 99% blue finish, polished bright action with some spots of discoloration, and light handling evidence. The woods is very good with a tiny crack in the forend at the shoe, scattered minor scratches, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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