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#199210 08/13/10 12:42 AM
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The recent threads on Greener guns has prompted me to post the results of a restoration project that has recently been completed. Being an avid waterfowler all my life and with a weakness for 10 bores, when this gun surfaced locally, I had no choice but to start the process of turning back the clock. A number of things intrigued me about this gun.It is a 10 bore BLNE with 2 7/8" chambers and 30" full & full damascus barrels built in 1878 during the 2-3 year period when Greener was supplying guns built on the Anson & Deeley action, before he switched to his own designs.It is also an early example of the Treble Wedgefast lockup with double under bites and
Greener crossbolt and has an early variation of the later standard Greener side-safety. The high quality of the gun was obvious and it was very good mechanically and had excellent barrels. When it was stripped down the back of the action was stamped by Joseph Brazier. Supplier to the trade of actions??
Built the whole gun?? Who knows... Another feature that I had never seen before was the top of the rib had a fine scroll pattern repeated the length of the rib from breech to muzzle.
Will attach a number of pics I just took earlier today.Hope they do the gun justice. I look forward to putting it back into action during the fast approaching hunting season.
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Looks really nice! Do you think it might have been restocked? It's very nice though..thanks for the pictures. I wonder if it is a blue rock?

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Very nice indeed Terry. I saw a similar Greener double 8 recently of a similar quality and it was a splendid gun.

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Good find Terry. I suspect that it may have been re-stocked too; not that that detracts anything fom it. Unusual engraving for a Greener too. Too good not to use. Is she nitro re-proofed or for black? Lagopus.....

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Very nice Terry - I love these old 10s - so much more appealing than banging away with 3 1/2 " roman candles".

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Nice gun....I do free appraisals. wink

Judging from the 7th and 8th picture the stock looks original to me...What's she weigh ?

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Excellent job of "turning back the clock" Terry


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Thank you for your comments gentlemen. I'm sure it is the original stock, unfortunately some previous restorer{I use the term loosely) had attacked the woodwork with 60 grit and we did what we could with what remained.She weighs 9 lbs. 6 oz. and like most guns that surface around here it only had its original black powder proofs.I may at some point get it nitroed but with clean bores and 35 thou minimum walls I have no qualms feeding it a suitable nitro for black load. Have been doing it for about 40 years and all digits are still intact....


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Terry,
It's a damn shame about the overzealous sanding, but even with what happened, it certainly looks nice, beautiful wood, nice tasteful engraving, and I love the browned barrels.
Steve

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That's a handsome gun. I'd be proud to take that one duck hunting.

I've never been a fan of the Greener safety, and never understood the logic, but for duck hunting, hunkered down in the blind, and with the gun across my knees, it would be just fine.

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