If you have a genuine English "W Greener" it should be a muzzle loader, either flintlock or percussion, made between 1829 and 1869. W Greener made firearms in Birmingham, England. His son, W W Greener disagreed with his father's decision to continue making only percussion guns and started his own business in 1855. After the father's death in 1869, the son took over the business and any guns made after that year will be marked "W W Greener". WW had offices in Birmingham, London, Paris, New York, and Montreal. The family business existed until at least 1965. BUT - in the period from about 1880 to 1914, it was not considered too wrong to use a name very similar to a fine manufacturer's when making an inexpensive gun. "Parker Bros" -> "Barker" or "T Parker", "Westley Richards" -> "W Richards", and "W W Greener" -> "W Greener". Most of these knock offs were made in Belgium and will have the proofmark of "E L G *" in a crowned oval. A real Greener will have British proofs, usually crossed halberds (battle axes) with letters in each of the quadrants.
I have a circa 1874 W.W. Greener double barrel shotgun. It was made in Birmingham England. It has double hammers with nice engraving. Greener shotguns are still produced today but in limited numbers.
1829 to 1869
W. W. Greener was created in 1829.
W. W. Greener has written: 'The breech-loader and how to use it' 'Modern breech-loaders, sporting & military' -- subject(s): Firearms 'Modern shot guns' -- subject(s): Shotguns
Greener is one. There are dozens of others.
Information about Greener shotguns can be obtained at the Greener website: http://www.wwgreener.com/Info.htm
Is this a breech loader or muzzleloader? W. Greener muzzleloaders of the mid 1850s were engraved with the phrase "Indestructable by Gun Powder" They were elegant and light weight. A double in good condition should bring several thousand dollars. Out of my collection of several dozen antique guns, the W. Greener from 1856 is my favorite to shoot and hunt with. Of my collwction of shotguns that include Parkers, LC Smiths, etc., the old greener is the best ballanced/shouldering of the lot. Email me photos of your Greener. firstname.lastname@example.org
Winchester, Browning, LeFever, Adamson, Purdy, Greener, etc..
W. W. Greener was a high grade English gunmaker in the 1800's. Doc Holiday was carrying one of his doubles at the OK Corral. Belgian manufacturers would put similar, sometimes identical, names on utility grade shotguns for import to the US. There's no history or documentation on many of these, but Joe Vorisek has documented 'A Greener' as a product of Henri Pieper, Leige, Belgium.
I have a Beretta (ASEL) with a crossbolt. I believe it is a Greenier but also know of Kirsten making a similar style. Ed
No. Remington shotguns are made in the USA.
When was J J Weston Shotguns made
Barton & co shotguns were made in Liege, Belgium.
CHeck the frame, receiver and barrel.
Could be. Take it to a gunsmith to find out for sure.
J. W. Price Model 1899 shotguns were made for Belknap Hardware by W.H.Davenport Firearms.
Made in Turkey.
Yes.All Browning shotguns made prior to the year 1976 were Belgium made shotguns.
Chances are that it was made by Cresent firearms co.They made many different house brand name shotguns from 1880-1920.
CBC for one Stoeger Condor and Uplander shotguns, also at least some Rossi shotguns
Mr. Davidson from the board of education in 1864 made davidson I don't know about the shotguns, though.
The last Marlin made shotgun was the Model 512 slugmaster,which was made from 1999-2001. After that Marlin made no more shotguns.
There is not a lot of information available on these shotguns. They were made in the early 1900's and in excellent condition can sell for $5000 or more.