A fine composed pair of 12-bore 'Royal Unique' self-acting boxlock ejector guns by W.W. Greener, no. 55417 and 65204 No. 1 in a W.W. Greener brass-mounted leather case with green velvet lining,  No. 2 In a W.W. Greener brass-mounted leather case
Lot 205S2
A fine composed pair of 12-bore 'Royal Unique' self-acting boxlock ejector guns by W.W. Greener, no. 55417 and 65204
No. 1 in a W.W. Greener brass-mounted leather case with green velvet lining, No. 2 In a W.W. Greener brass-mounted leather case
Sold for £8,400 (US$ 11,285) inc. premium

Sporting Guns

28 Mar 2007, 14:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

Lot Details
A fine composed pair of 12-bore 'Royal Unique' self-acting boxlock ejector guns by W.W. Greener, no. 55417 and 65204
The scalloped-backed treble-grip action-bodies with carved arcaded fences, the sides of the action-bodies engraved with fine game-scenes of retrievers, pointers, partridges and duck, the undersides engraved en suite with woodcock, best foliate-scrollwork with oak-leaf borders, traces of hardening-colour (No.1) and much hardening-colour (No.2), side-safeties, well figured stocks (cast-on) with leather covered recoil-pads, horn-tipped forends and drop-points, the barrels with game-ribs and scroll engraved breech-ends
Weight 6lb. 15½oz. (No. 1) and 6lb. 14¼oz. (No. 2), 15½in. pulls, 30in. barrels, choke approx. I.C. & 3/8 (No. 1) and I.C. & ½ (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, nitro proof
No. 1 in a W.W. Greener brass-mounted leather case with green velvet lining, No. 2 In a W.W. Greener brass-mounted leather case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1911 and 1928 respectively
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