Holt’s Auctioneers is selling a fine and scarce gun
Holt’s Auctioneers is selling a fine and scarce 16-bore ‘Grade G60 Royal’ by W.W. Greener.
“Sixty guineas was a considerable sum in 1912, but it would secure you one of the most technically accomplished and individual guns available in Britain at the time,” explains Holt’s Auctioneers’ Chris Beaumont, adding: “The Greener Royal, with its ‘unique’ ejector system, is an amazing piece of engineering, finished to the highest standards – and very pretty to boot! To find one in this condition, and in a small calibre is a rare pleasure and is something that will appeal to collectors and shooters alike.”
The shotgun features; 28in. Greener trade mark wrought steel nitro barrels with fine acanthus scroll detailing at the breech ends, matt rib, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, right bore diameter marginal, scroll-back treble-grip action with ropework engraved shoulders, three-point arcaded fences deeply carved in relief with bold acanthus scrollwork, toplever engraved with a crown, manual side-safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, the housing finely engraved with a lone pigeon, the action profusely engraved with fine acanthus scrollwork and with oak leaf and acorn bordering, interspersed with finely engraved vignettes of hound flushing a covey of partridge and a spaniel flushing a brace of duck, the underside with a lone woodcock, the triggerguard with two setters on point, retaining traces of original colour-hardening and finish, 15in. well-figured stock with horn spearpoint drop points, the fore-end with Deeley and Edge patent release catch engraved with oak leaves, scrollwork and a solitary mallard, ornate horn finial, weight 6lb. 2oz., in its lightweight leather case with modern canvas and leather outer cover, red baize interior with gold-tooled leather makers label, fitted with a number of accessories.
For sale in London on Thursday 18th June.