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1273
$4,600.00

*ROBUST W. W. GREENER “FACILE – PRINCEPS” TEN GAUGE WATERFOWLER SHOTGUN.

SN 57290. Cal. 10 ga. 3-1/2″ Chambers. 31″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “W. W. Greener. Maker, 68 Haymarket London. Works St. Mary’s Square. Birmingham.” on concave, matted rib. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 10 ga. and 1-1/2 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, elephant trademarks, and “WROUGHT STEEL”. Case hardened, large, “Facile Princeps” action, is filed in the manner of a much higher grade gun, with serpentine fences and molded reinforce at break off. Rear edge is scalloped. Action features side safety and double triggers, and is completely devoid of any engraved ornamentation. “W. W. Greener.” is on each side, and SN is at grip. Dense, lightly figured European walnut round knob semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over Old English pad. Point pattern borderless checkering is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has large inset horn tip, and Deeley release. Bore diameter: left-.776, right -.775. Bore restrictions: left -.044 (Extra full), right -.045 (Extra full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.043, right -.042. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 80 – 90% what appears to be their orig blue, thinning overall, with a number of light spots and marks. A sling loop has been removed from bottom rib, two mounting holes are present. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig very light case hardening colors where protected. It appears these colors have mostly faded, leaving action a pleasing bright silver. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard have been re-charcoal blued, and retain most of that blue. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig rubbed oil finish, with numerous light marks, checkering slightly worn and dirty. Bores are excellent, bright, smooth, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Top lever to right of center. Bbls are on face. An exceptionally fine and interesting shootable ten bore. 50755-3 (4,500-6,500) C&R – Lot 1273

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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