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My Favourite Trap Gun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by aussiebob, May 14, 2010.

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  1. aussiebob

    aussiebob TS Member

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    This is my favorite Trap Gun right now.
    It is a Greener Trap Model made in the late 50's to early 60's by W. W. Greener in Birmingham England.
    It is a Martini Action 12g single shot.
    I bought it from a member of this board.
    It started out with a fixed Full Choke Barrel, that I had bored and threaded for screw-in chokes.
    I then had the gun fitted to me, with the addition of an adjustable pad and adjustable comb.

    I just shot a 341 out of 400 with this gun. My previous best was 309 out of 400 with my Weatherby O/U.

    16 yd 25 24 22 23 25 23 24 21

    26 yd 19 18 20 15 21 20 19 22

    187 out of 200 from the 16yd and 154 out of 200 from the 26yd

    Here is a picture of it.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. joe kuhn

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    That is one thick butt pad. The long piece of thin metal must be for opening the action. Do you push it forward or pull it back to eject the shell?

    Nice gun.
     
  3. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    joe:

    Might the long thin lever have something to do with racoons??

    sissy
     
  4. ms_yuan

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    That long thin lever is pushed down and away from the stock to open the falling block action. Martini's are lovely guns, but I've only seen them on rimfire target rifles. Congratulations, Bob. Glad you've found your gun. What a conversation piece!
     
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    melbournemike TS Member

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    She is a beauty,enjoy and break em all!
     
  6. Big Az Al

    Big Az Al Well-Known Member

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    Aussie,

    I enjoy, reading and hearing about shooters, shooting something that few others shoot!

    Shoot well and as often as possible!

    Swim againest or away from the crowd!

    So you don't get swollowed up!

    Al
     
  7. Tydaws

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    That is really cool. I killed my first whitetail, at 7 years old, with a 219 zipper built on a martini cadet action. I am a huge fan of the martini, but you don't see them too often. In fact, I have never seen one in a scatter gun configuration. If you ever have a mind to part with it I would like to have a shot. Really neat shotgun.
     
  8. 4EVRYOUNG

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    I thought I was the only stupid that just bought a Greener to play with. Got a picture some where of three fellows from my youth at the Nebraska State shoot and all three were shooting Greeners. I hope you enjoy it they are just a neet gun. Jeff
     
  9. aussiebob

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    Now that it fits me, it is a great gun to shoot.
    I actually have three Greeners now.

    I imported two GP models with their Multi-Choke system last year.

    Will post photo soon.
     
  10. AAtrap

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    Jeff, I bet I shot with everyone of those guys at the NE State Shoot that shot those Greeners.LOL-----Steve
     
  11. birdogs

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    There was a Greek gun dealer in Brooklyn, NY named Perry (Pericles) who shot one.

    Wilbur Ross, the billionaire, also shot a BSA Martini International .22 Cal. target rifle made on a Martini action by Al Freeland back in the 1950s.
     
  12. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    Original Greener Martini trap guns are becoming somewhat of a cult item in the states when in original condition. Original condition is a scarce commodity in Greener GPs and trap guns. I just brought home a BSA International, have not shot it yet. It is loaded with Freeland accessories, butt plate, hook butt, palm rest, you name it.
     
  13. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Interesting gun. That is only the second one I've ever seen in my 35 years of trap shooting (first about 1976). The first one did not have the long lever. It was much shorter.
     
  14. aussiebob

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    eightbore

    Wish I had know about them being desirable before I decided to modify it.

    When I got it it was unaltered.

    [​IMG]


    Oh well, at least it suits me now.
     
  15. nutty1

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    i want one how do i go about locating one thanks steve
     
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