A 12-bore boxlock, by W & C Scott & Son, the scallop-back action gently engraved with much folate-scroll with W & C Scott & Son in scrolling banner, the beautiful tapering fences with side clips engraved ensuite to action together with the underside and trigger guard, the barrels polished in original steel, with classic-double trigger and figured walnut stock.
William Scott (1806-83) started working the gun trade in the 1820’s but it wasn’t until the 1850′ that W& C Scott & Son took its name. W & C Scott and Webley & Scott are names that echo through the ages of the gun, making it one of the worlds most renowned makers. One of the biggest suppliers to the gun trade in modern times often mistakenly gets translated that the quality is not good. The earlier guns, which this gun stands in, holds some of the highest quality engineering the gun trade has seen
A contemporary 12-bore boxlock, by W.W. Greener, the plain ‘Empire’ model mirror like action with some border engraving, typical cross-bolt and Greener side safety, the barrels have been taken back to their original stunning gun metal grey, the stock has been Lockyer dipped to give the contemporary dark finish, together with classic double-trigger.
The ‘Empire’ model was made in the first part of the 20th century to be shipped, as its name suggests, to the farthest reaches of the Commonwealth. With fewer moving parts, it was designed to withstand bumps and knocks and areas where a gunsmith was not in reach. Although simple in its design, the reasons behind it are fascinating and take you back to the years of the British Empire.
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)
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.