Online auction alert: 8 gauge W.W. Greener hammergun, No Reserve …

W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!
W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!

Here’s a rare, 8g W.W. Greener SxS that appears to be in excellent condition. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and this NO RESERVE online auction ends 1/10/2021 @ 8:29 PM.

W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!
W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!

Eight-gauge shotguns like these were popular with well-off waterfowl hunters, especially ones who hunted at the sporting clubs that dotted shorelines of Chesapeake Bay. These sportsman used their 8-gauges to pass-shoot ducks, geese, and swans at long ranges. Judging by the condition of this Greener, it doesn’t look like it was used much for this kind of — or any kind of — shooting.

W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!
W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!

BTW: 8-gauges like these are not “market guns” or “punt guns”. They cost a lot of money in their day — far more than a market hunter could afford to spend on a firearm.

W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!
W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!

WW Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammers BIG! NO RESERVE!: Antique! Made in the mid 1870’s in England by W.W. Greener, very good condition, 34″ barrels, Solid wood, no cracks, Serial 11506, Locks up tight, I detect a little side to side movement of the barrels but no up/down play.

W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!
W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!
W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!
W.W. Greener 8Ga Double Barrel SxS Hammer Shotgun BIG! NO RESERVE!

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