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Edwin. C. Green was an English Gunmaker who in 1867 had premises at 87 High Street, Cheltenham (see page 70 of English Gunmakers By Baily & Nie). This is a good quality .32 Rim Fire Break Action Rook Rifle by Green. It has a 23" octagonal barrel and measures 38" overall. The barrel's bore has crisp rifling but does have some staining. The top of the barrel is engraved 'EC Green High Street, Cheltenham'. Both sides of the action, the hammer & trigger guard with extended tang are ornately engraved with a crisp deep foliate design. Both sides of the neck of the stock are inlaid with silver mounts and the underside of the stock inlaid with a silver shield shaped escutcheon nicely ehgraved with stylised initialspossibly 'WSG'. The stock is also fitted with a steel butt plate. The stock which is all original has a beautiful grain and finely chequered neck. The weapon has fixed fore and rear sights and the loading, cocking & firing actions work perfectly. Price for this attractive rook rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 578.