A 12-bore boxlock non-ejector gun by W.W. Greener, no. 34428
Lot 246S2
A 12-bore boxlock non-ejector gun by W.W. Greener, no. 34428
Sold for £600 (US$ 1,016) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A 12-bore boxlock non-ejector gun by W.W. Greener, no. 34428
The sides of the treble-grip action-body with the makers name engraved in a scrolling banner, virtually full reblued finish, manual side-safety, well-figured 'Rational' stock with semi-pistolgrip, horn-tipped forend, the rebrowned damascus barrels with game-rib engraved W.W. Greener, St. Mary's Square, Birmingham, Winner Of All Gun Trials, 1875 to 1891, the breech-end engraved Patent Treble Wedge Fast
Weight 6lb. 12oz., 14 5/8in. stock, 30in. barrels, approx. I.C. & ¼ choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro reproof

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1892 as an experimental action

    Provenance:
    Fine Sporting Guns and Vintage Firearms Including the late Emil Rosner and the late Geoffrey Boothroyd Collections, Christie's, 20th March, 2002, Lot 299

    Emil Rosner (1921-2001)
    Born in Vienna, his early life was spent in Piestany, a spa town in Czechoslovakia where his father was a doctor. He studied engineering, first in Brno and later with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in Abadan as a refrigeration engineer. He settled in London in the 1950's, taking British nationality and starting a motor company. Following on from his occupation, he was a keen collector of Gilbern cars, and was president of the the Gilbern Owner's Club for thirty years. He was also an excellent pistol shot, and his gun collection had a particular interest in design, particularly those patents of the mid-19th century
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