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Greener Single Barrel 12 Ga. - Japanese Engraving

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Description: This subject piece is a very nice example of a "turn of the century" Greener single barrel shotgun said to have been exported to Australia in fair numbers just prior to and shortly after the turn of the century. The barrel is 33 1/2" long with a very unusual sight set-up. At some point this gun had made it's way to the Japanese port city of Yokohama where it was adorned with the pictured engraving and Japanese text. For the moment there is no way of telling exactly when the modifications had taken place (additional research is in process) but it is clearly different. The sight set-up has some people in the US as well as an Englishman I know thinking the gun was used for more than just small game. An initial translation has the Japanese text reading: Kananaru, Yokohama and "Ore that comes swiftly from the water". I'm having someone resident to Yokohama working on the translation as well. The early text is from the 10,000 character alphabet which many today have difficulties translating (at least in the United States). "Kananaru" may be a family name or the name of the an importer. Everything is 100% original including the leather sling. The pictures pretty well say it all with the exception of the bore which is good but not perfect. There are some areas of shallow pitting that would easily come out with a hone but personally I'd leave it alone. The outside of the barrel retains all of the original blue with small areas of light oxide which I'd leave alone as well (nothing deep to be concerned about). Re-finishing this piece is not advised if you're a collector. It's a very interesting piece to say the least. I have many more pictures available upon request. Note: I really do not know what to ask for this piece, offers are welcome.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Location: WI

Trades Accepted: No

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Item #: 976883600
Seller Since: Sep. 2002
Identity Verified ( Whitefish Bay, WI )
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Whitefish Bay, WI 53211
State: WI

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