W. W. GREENER
AN 8-BORE 'GRADE FJ' FACILE PRINCEPS NON-EJECTOR WILDFOWLING GUN, serial no. 55456,
circa 1909, 32in. nitro 'Wrought steel' barrels with broad matt rib, 'W.W. GREENER. MAKER. 68 HAYMARKET LONDON. WORKS ST. MARY'S SQUARE. BIRMINGHAM.', treble-grip action with stepped shoulders, manual side-safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, plain action retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 14 3/8in. semi-pistolgrip stock including horn buttplate, fore-end with Deeley & Edge patent release catch and horn finial, sling swivels, weight 11lbs. 15oz., in a brass-cornered canvas and leather case with W.W. Greener trade label
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was started in 1906 and completed in November 1909 at a cost of 20 guineas
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament