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I knew it would be a mistake to go to the Game Fair with Mr FM - look what he forced me to buy.
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An old W W Greener GP. This is a single shot 12 bore shotgun with a Martini action. It is based on the Police Gun WW used to produce in odd calibres for the Egyptian Police. I am writing to young Mr Greener to get a date from the serial number but I guess it is a 1930s gun. The action of sliding a shell in is as smooth and sweet as stroking Charlize Theron's thighs covered in Silkolene. But she kicks like hell when you pull the trigger. I will have to put a few more through to get used to the action, and the automatic safety. But it feels lovely, and I can see why they were used as police guns; indestructible, simple, easy to load in the dark or without looking and if I heard that big clunk as the block is dropped back into place I would obey the man.
And the best thing - this old beauty came with a spare barrel, in a full choke, all for £65!

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UPDATE - And I have found the instruction manual on the web so it has now been cleaned and given some TLC - Greener GP/EG/Police Gun Disassembly/Instructions

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mr castle i once bought a greener riot gun from york guns, the got it home and discovered that it fired a special 14 bore cartridge and had 3 strikers, took it back the next week for a trade,although some time later i managed to lay my hands on some ammo
btw nice choice ,

The extra barrel is probably a different choke. For police use, I suspect that the original barrel would be improved cylinder or modified. This would give a "scattergun effect" for crowd control. The other barrel would perhaps be slightly tighter but not full choke.

Your shells could be making it kick hard. If your intent is to use it for game birds, a low base shell would have less powder and give less kick. Number six or number eight would be appropiate. For waterfowl, number twos or number fours would penetrate the "canvasbacks".

For personal protection, this is one scary weapon. Using a high base twelve gauge with double ought buckshot would discourage most. This is also useful for cutting small trees in half.

Aaaaargh that is so beautiful I want one too please.

Although I would have preferred mine in 16ga or 20ga...

But for sixty-five quid? Aaaargh and again I say aaaaaargh!

Sweeeet! Now you can make like John Wayne in Big Jake, and say, "Get me my Greeners" (since you have two barrels. :-)

I have a WW Greener single shot shotgun. I can not find any model number on it. It is a 14 ga. The wood stock runs the entire length of the barrel. Serial number is 44090. Any information would be great. Thank you.

i have a greeners martini action simmilar to yours i used it as a kid to shoot rabbits and ducks brought down the odd roo to as a kid im 48 now and finally got it off me old man and restoring it its in good nick and a pleasure to hold cheers ian

i have a greeners martini action simmilar to yours i used it as a kid to shoot rabbits and ducks brought down the odd roo to as a kid im 48 now and finally got it off me old man and restoring it its in good nick and a pleasure to hold cheers ian

i have a greeners martini action simmilar to yours i used it as a kid to shoot rabbits and ducks brought down the odd roo to as a kid im 48 now and finally got it off me old man and restoring it its in good nick and a pleasure to hold cheers ian

i have a greeners martini action simmilar to yours i used it as a kid to shoot rabbits and ducks brought down the odd roo to as a kid im 48 now and finally got it off me old man and restoring it its in good nick and a pleasure to hold cheers ian

just bought a greener gp gun,serial no.038785.anybody know approx year of manufacture.cheers

just bought a greener gp gun,serial no.038785.anybody know approx year of manufacture.cheers

Hello from the colonies,
I may have stumbled across a one of a kind conversion of the WW Greener shotgun, it has a Remington 34" barrel and American trap stock and forearm (also known as "down the line") in Great Britain.

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Hi I have a Greener Gp handed down from my Dearest Dad, first fired it way back in 1975 @ a guess shot a bolder and peppered it in lead, sent me deaf but will always remember the moment, running up to the bolder to see if I had indeed hit it.
The gun sits happily in my safe along with a few others, sadly I don't use them anymore but would never part with them

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