Guess this Greener’s secret…

W.W. Greener made a lot of beautiful side-by-side shotguns, including this little 16 gauge. But this double has a secret. Take a look and see if you can spot it.

W.W. Greener Double Barrel, Side-by-Side 16 gauge shotgun
W.W. Greener Double Barrel, Side-by-Side 16 gauge shotgun
W.W. Greener Double Barrel, Side-by-Side 16 gauge shotgun
W.W. Greener Double Barrel, Side-by-Side 16 gauge shotgun
W.W. Greener Double Barrel, Side-by-Side 16 gauge shotgun
W.W. Greener Double Barrel, Side-by-Side 16 gauge shotgun
W.W. Greener Double Barrel, Side-by-Side 16 gauge shotgun
W.W. Greener Double Barrel, Side-by-Side 16 gauge shotgun

The secret: sleeved barrels. See the seam in the pic above? That’s what give the sleeving job away. Sleeving isn’t a bad thing. Done right, it can revive an old double and give it another century of life. From the looks of things, I’m sure that’s the case with this Greener.

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