Greener 1901 Hammer Pigeon Gun Underlever 30'' Sleeved Re Proof For 1 1/4oz 7lb 12oz

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Greener 1901 Hammer Pigeon Gun Underlever 30'' Sleeved Re Proof For 1 1/4oz  7lb 12oz  Guns > Shotguns > Double Shotguns (Misc.)  > English
Description: WW Greener 12 bore hammer pigeon gun, Jones under-lever, 30'' bbls double triggers, straight grip,diamond hand/wrist, splinter forend with Deeley latch, ebony diamonds inlays in stock behind lock plates, horn tip to forend. Stocked high with modern dimensions & 14 7/8'' lop to Pachmyar black old english pad. . Stock is in great condition, no cracks or chips, Two small 1/4'' dents, a few surface light scratches. Wood is a pleasing rich warm chestnut with darker/black thin streaking. Very good straight grain structure running through the wrist/head. Thin 3/4'' sliver chipped of the edge of the forend. Weighs 7lb 10oz. The engraving is a little worn in places, as is the chequering, Wide; slightly concave chequered pigeon rib. Small tight scroll on top strap, hammers, two game vignettes of dog & game on each lock with scattered small tight scroll & chain border around plates, tight small scroll on bottom of action, bbls have engraved breech bands & a blue rock pigeon on the rib by breech. Slight erosion freckling around firing pin holes. Nice sleeving job, not invisible , but hard to find. Choked about mod-Imod, or perhap mod -full

I got this gun from Ken Duglan from Atkins Grant & Lang in England. The gun has been Sleeved & then reproofed for 2 3/4'' & 1 1/4oz, and has been stamped as such. I believe Bill Blacker did the sleeving. Before re proof it was re case hardened, & it has lovely colours, but not gaudy....this work,along with the sleeving was done circa 1980...so they have had time loose that flashy just redone look. I believe the colouring was done by the renowned Ray St Ledger. When I got the gun I sent an Email to Graham Greener to ask for any info. He got back to me & said it was built in 1901, was a mid grade gun , 35 guineas or so, but was a ''Special Order'', & was built by the team of workers that usually built the top end stuff, he supplied the names of these men, but I have lost the email, but I remember the action filer was a Mr Camm And indeed the shaping of the action, especially the beautiful percussion fences & hammers is really some top notch work. I will ask Graham again for info. I also sent the gun to Abe Chaber, who gave me thumbs up. He checked the bbl wall thickness for thin spots, I honestly forget the min thickness he found, but he said they were plenty meaty, as you would expect in a fairly recently sleeved gun proofed for 1 1/4oz The Jones under-lever moves smoothly & really clamps the bbls down tight, ever thing is dead on solid when closed. The bbls have no dents, there are some tiny pin head sized '' stains" here n there,,not rust., I am just trying to be picky here. A little blue thinning around muzzles from cleaning , there is one 1/4'' spot where forend has rubbed bluing off, but can only be seen when end is off. Bores are bright shiny with no pits. I have shot a few thousand low psi 1oz reloads through her without a hiccup , the weight really soaks up the recoil, & I am sure 1 1/4'' load such as it was proofed for would be very pleasant to shoot as well. It makes a really cool old school clays gun, it is slightly muzzle heavy, a good thing to keep your swing going.

I offer a 3 day non firing inspection , dry firing is ok to check triggers, but PLEASE USE SNAP CAPS, otherwise hammer damage could result, which will void the refund I will ship it no charge, in a stout wooden box i made, very well protected inside. If for some reason it must be returned, the buyer must pay shipping, the gun must be insured for the paid for price & packed just like it was when received, & the gun must be in same condition if not, the refund is voided. Contact me many more for more pics


Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: 'WW Greener
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Location: NH

Trades Accepted: No

Shipping Notes: I will ship free of charge to buyer. Returns payed buy buyer, must be insured for the paid for price

Item #: 990695042
SKU: Hammer Pigeon Gun
Seller Since: Feb. 2019
Seller Level: Basic
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: epsom
State: NH
Price:
$2,700.00


Shipping: See Description
Accepted Payment Methods: Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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