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gunmaker #602775 09/13/21 09:55 AM
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Geo.newbern did you work for the government?

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Only when I was carrying a rifle for them...Geo

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Originally Posted by Geo. Newbern
Only when I was carrying a rifle for them...Geo

Figure in state and local about half the year.


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Originally Posted by lonesome roads
[quote=Geo. Newbern]Only when I was carrying a rifle for them...Geo

Figure in state and local about half the year.


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Aaron;

Your Greener Empire grade puts me to thinking about my friend Malcolm W. in South Africa, now a retired Copper mining engineer, who left England in the 1960's to take a job in what was then Northern Rhodesia at the copper mine there. While working there he was able to obtain a Greener Empire 12 bore that had been removed from a criminal by the police and when my friend Malcolm went down to South Africa to live later he took the Greener with him and still shoots it some today. It is loose on face but murder on the South African Rock pigeons and when I go over to South Africa to shoot them I use his Greener Empire (30 inch barrels). The side safety is a bit of a issue for me but the long barrels and heavy weight make it an excellent gun for those very very fast and big Rock pigeons. Those pigeons greatly damage the sunflower crops there and the farmers invite shooters to come shoot them--it is not unusual to shoot several hundred in a few hours.

Thanks for showing us your guns, geese and the vintage vehicle. Looks like you will be getting rain from the remains of the tropical storm as it goes through East Texas.

Kindest Regards;
Stephen Howell

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I really like that Empire, a gun built for business and I shoot it very well. I have enough bismuth to last at least two duck seasons, so I’ll be shooting it exclusively.

We could use the rain, the pine needles and leaves are getting rather crunchy. I might go for another “teal” hunt Tuesday or Wednesday morning to see if the pre-storm changes anything. They are thick on the coast!


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Originally Posted by LGF
I love my 30", 3.25" chambered Empire, but not the side safety. What was W.W. thinking?

I have two other Greener game guns, both with side safeties. In the duck blind it doesn’t bother me, but in an upland type hunting scenario I’m not sure how I’d manage with it.


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Big Greener fan here. The side safety, if you’ve seen its use demonstrated how it was designed to be used, it makes perfect sense. It was never intended as a stalking or a rough shooting type safety. It was intended to be used as a stationary safety at the peg or blind/butt. Picture the gun butt resting on your thigh, barrels pointed up, thumb on the safety with your right hand, birds are coming in, flip the safety forward and your ready to fire. For us southpaws, the side safety is better suited for a rough shooting safety, using the index/trigger finger on the left hand to flip the safety forward while walking up to a pointed bird.

Nice Greeners btw, love seeing them put to use like that!

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Here is a Greener Empire at Holt's 20-21 Sept 2021 sale built in 1963 that appears too good to be true.

https://auctions.holtsauctioneers.c...921+++1701+&refno=168145&image=7

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Interesting gun. Lighter than most Empires I’ve run across.


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