A 12-bore boxlock, by Midland Gun Co, the action heavily engraved throughout with beautiful foliate-scroll and two charming game scenes, one side depicting three pheasant in a field and the other side depicting Pointer dogs, both in natural setting, the ornate foliate-scroll engraving extending to the fences, toplever, underside and trigger-guard, with classic double-trigger and well-figured stock. This also has a pair of Wesley Richards barrels beautifully engraved to the side in scroll font.
Midland Gun Co’s first trading address was 76 Bath St, Birmingham where they were stationed from 1889-1894, however the company moved many times after this.
A rare 12-bore boxlock, by Vickers Armstrong Limited, the superb bright plain action with some delicate border engraving and ‘Vickers Armstrong Limited’ engraved within a wheat shield scroll, plain robust fences, the barrels polished in their original steel finish, a classic double trigger and figured walnut stock.
Vickers Armstrong Ltd was part of the famous Maxim Gun Company, very few guns were made under the name of Vickers Armstrong Ltd. Records show that this gun was made between 1932-38.
A commanding 12-bore boxlock, by W.W. Greener, the beautiful scroll-back action with cross-bolt engraved with foliate-scroll, the typical Greener side safety with SAFE in gold, classic double-trigger, well-figured stock with Prince of Wales grip.
The Greener business began in 1829 when William Greener left Manton gunsmith and set up on his own in Newcastle. When breechloading arms were invented, his son William Wellington Greener saw this as the future and split from his father and set up in 1855 eventually moving to London. This sporting arm featured here was a product of William Wellington Greener (W.W. Greener). This Facile Princeps model with its side-safety was his most famous work.The original proof marks showed that this was proved in Birmingham from 1904-1925.