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Lot 62: S/S double rifle W. W. Greener - London, Facile Princeps Ejector, 9,3x74R, #61783, § C
Classic Auction for hunting guns and rifles, accessories, hunting related collectible items and hunting art
03 November 2016
Wien, Wien, AustriaLive Auction
Description: 63,5 cm long barrels with flat engine-turned rib and maker's London address, Greener's unique and distinguished of the Anson & Deeley boxlock patent complex action Grade 60, engraved with finest scroll and oakleaf surrounded by big game scenes of lion and gazelle on the left, chasing lions on the right, Indian elephant and charging rhino on the action bottom and trigger guard, fancy backed with side bolsters, Greener safety on the left hand side, gold inlaid crown on top lever, crossbolt engaging the elongated top rib, nicely grained original stock with semi-pistol grip and finely engine-turned steel buttplate, LOP 38 cm, horn inlaid ornaments behind the stockheads, blank gold stock oval, German claw mounted Zeiss Diavari - C 1,5-4,5x18, reticule for driven game, 4.7 kg (including scope), in its maker's leather case with trade label. Luxury version of the classic big game express rifle, year of manufacture 1912, modern British reproof for the generally available 9,3x74R, expertly restored, due to some traces of use condition 2-3.