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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by aussiebob, Sep 2, 2009.

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  1. aussiebob

    aussiebob TS Member

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    I just got this in.

    A W.W. Greener Trap Gun 30" Barrel with Full Choke



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    Hope to be able to try it out tonight.
     
  2. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    Let us know how it shoots. Please.
     
  3. aussiebob

    aussiebob TS Member

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    Shot some trap with it tonight.
    The stock is all wrong for me, but correctable with a new stock.
    Gun very easy to track the clays with.
    When I did get things right I was smoking clays at 16 and 26 yds.
    Nice trigger pull on it as well.

    Gary
    It is a falling block type action, is the same action as the Martini Henry, just a bit bigger to handle the 12G. It also has a safety which the original Martini did not have.
    Hard to tell if it was torquing upwards as it was tough to get a good sight picture with this stock.
    It was $600

    All in all a good addition to my collection.
    With a new stock it will be a great trap and field gun.

    I have a couple more of these guns in England that I am awaiting import approval on. Should have them in a couple of months.

    They will end up costing me approx $500 each by the time I get them.
     
  4. Bucko43

    Bucko43 Well-Known Member

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    Tell me, what is the purpose of the rod that hangs out below the buttstock?

    I've never seen anything like that before...

    Thanks,

    Bucko
     
  5. Savage99Stan

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    Bucko...that rod is part of the lever that opens the breech...it is a dropping breech. The long lever was originally intended for the Indian martini actions to give more leverage for tight shells.
     
  6. birdogs

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    That "rod" is a lever which operates the action. When pushed forward, it drops the falling block, extracts and ejects the fired hull. Think of it as the lever on a Win. Mod. 94.
     
  7. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    I shot a BSA Martini action .22 target gun in the early 70's.

    Man it was accurate.

    Putting a release trigger in would be challenging.

    Don Verna
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Technically it is a lever actuated tilting block. The block pivots at the pin that can be seen at the upper rear of the receiver. It is a strong action, though not as strong as a true falling block.<br>
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    In what way is the stock wrong for you? Can it be corrected by adding adjustable hardware?<br>
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    What a nice treasure. And a real Greener trap gun, not a modified military 12/14ga.<br>
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    I have a Winchester 1885 High Wall action, one of the later coil spring models, that I wanted to make a trap gun out of. Problem is that the largest shell it will take is 20ga, and I have not found anyone to make a barrel for it. I don't have a problem shooting 20ga for trap, my scores are the same with my 20ga trap gun as my 12ga. Might use it for another project, though. The Greener is nice because it is large enough for 12ga.
     
  9. aussiebob

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    Brian in Oregon
    It has too short Length of Pull and not enough drop.
    To get a figure 8 sight picture it has to sit very high on my shoulder.

    The reason I plan to add a new stock to it, is to preserve the original stock. So if I ever sell it, it will have the original stock as well.

    The new stock will get adjustable hardware to make to fit me.

    An original marked trap version is a real find, the other two I am in the process of importing are GP models, with changeable Chokes. Can hardly wait for them to get here.
     
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