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Sale A0621 Lot 773


AN 8-BORE 1880 PATENT FACILE PRINCEPS NON-EJECTOR, serial no. 31897, with additional 10-bore (2 7/8in.) barrels,
circa 1887, 34in. nitro reproved 'WWG' marked bold damascus barrels, the rib engraved 'W.W. GREENER. 68 HAYMARKET. LONDON. WINNER AT THE LONDON GUN TRIALS 1875, 1877, 1878 & 1879', the breech end with PATENT TREBLE WEDGE FAST';
extra later 32in. nitro reproved Greener trade mark steel barrels, the rib engraved 'W.W. GREENER. 68 HAYMARKET. LONDON. GREENER'S WROUGHT STEEL INDESTRUCTABLE BY GUNPOWDER' and with intermediate bead sight; each set of barrels with individual fore-end with Deeley & Edge patent release and horn finial, large W.W. Greener patent treble-grip action, patent no. 930 of 2nd March 1880, manual side safety, un-engraved bar the makers name in a scroll flourish to the sides, retaining slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 7/8in. semi-pistolgrip stock (missing grip escutcheon) including 7/8in. rubber recoil pad, weight 12lb. 12oz. (8-bore barrels) and 11lb. 4oz. (10-bore barrels)

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Estimate £6,000-8,000

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament

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