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Lot 401: W.W. Greener 8 Bore Double Barrel Underlever Hammer Duck Gun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Fine W.W. Greener 8 Bore Double Barrel Jones Patent Rotary Underlever Hammer Duck Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Fine W.W. Greener 8 Bore Double Barrel Jones Patent Rotary Underlever Hammer Duck Gun

Manufacturer: WW Greener
Model: Double Barrel
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 8
Barrel: 34 inch
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 247
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in circa 1906. With blued barrels with concave rib fitted with a large bead front sight and signed “W.W. GREENER. MAKER. 68 HAYMARKET LONDON”. Substantial casehardened action with carved percussion fences, and backaction rebounding locks each signed “W.W. GREENER” and with blued hammer. Blued underlever and trigger guard, the latter engraved with the serial number across the bow and with checkered tang. The underside of the barrels and water table with Birmingham nitro proof marks and Greener “Elephant” trademarks. Figured semi-pistol grip stock including rubber recoil pad, with checkered grip and forearm, the latter with blued checkered Deeley & Edge fastener and large green horn tip. The underside of the butt with silver oval initial escutcheon engraved with a monogram. Barrel and stock measurements: chambers proved at 2 oz; bore diameter 9 inches from the breech proved at "7" (.874 inches); choke constriction .065/.066 inches; 1 3/4 inch drop at comb; 2 11/16 inch drop at heel; 14 3/8 inch length of pull; cast-off; weight 16 lbs. 3 oz. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

Rating Definition:

Steel barrels retaining near 100% reblued finish, signature softened. Action a light grey patina with slight traces of original faded casehardened finish, the locks each with traces of casehardened finish behind hammers. Hammers and underlever each retaining near 100% reblued finish. Stock with handling marks, some deep, well defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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