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.
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.
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.
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.