14 gauge shotgun for $150 bucks


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answerguy
February 21, 2003, 03:15 PM
At Sportsman's Guide:

Own a fantastic piece of history! This big-bore, 14-gauge lever-action Martini-Greener Mk. III Shotgun is NO fake. This extremely rare, genuine Real McCoy was manufactured by W.W. Greener, one of the most legendary arms factories in British history. This single-shot firearm was based on the famous military Martini Henry rifle action of Zulu War fame. Bad guys feared this 8-lb. firearm. Issued in the mid-1930s to Egyptian police, the gun eventually carved a notch in British arms history.


http://www.sportsmansguide.com/specialcb.html?a=73035
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Blackhawk
February 21, 2003, 03:21 PM
Not me. Buying unusable trophy guns is a little like buying used bowling trophies at a pawn shop.

However, some people like to collect anything in the genre.

CZ-75
February 21, 2003, 03:40 PM
Might see if Old Western Scrounger has shells ($3 ea., probably) before buying.

bogie
February 21, 2003, 06:44 PM
From what I understand, they are DEFINITELY ONLY wall hangers due to safety issues. And they used to be advertised elsewhere for around $50 or so...

Mike Irwin
February 21, 2003, 08:20 PM
Hum...

I've got shells for it...

And, the action might not be bad to have...

Kahr carrier
February 21, 2003, 08:28 PM
Maybe as a wallhanger but LOL they wont shipp it to the PRK.:(

answerguy
February 21, 2003, 08:31 PM
Would that be called a rolling block action?

ACP230
February 21, 2003, 08:34 PM
I believe it's a falling block action.

Gewehr98
February 21, 2003, 10:09 PM
You don't see the value in this, do you?:banghead:

Not too long ago, I grabbed one of these W.W. Greener actions from Navy Arms. It's a Greener-made large frame Martini (a type of falling block) action. That should ring a bell for some of the TFL/THR members here. For those who it doesn't, here's what it means: You have a non-FFL single shot action that's perfectly fine for building a .45-70 or .40-65 low-pressure big-bore rifle. Note, I didn't say a high-pressure round like the .30-06 or .300 Remington Ultra Mag, just your plain-vanilla, blackpowder or Pyrodex loaded .45-70. A new striker and extractor are fairly simple to create for the rimmed .45-70, screw in a proper barrel, and you've got a hell of a blackpowder cartridge rifle for considerably less than the new commercial Sharps, Rolling Blocks, Ruger #1's, H&R Buffalo Classic, or vintage collectible bigbores. Oh, did I mention there's no FFL paperwork? ;)

(Yup, mine is near completion, but I found out it's illegal for SASS Big-bore events, no exposed hammer like the Trapdoor, Sharps, Rolling Block.)

TexasVet
February 22, 2003, 12:30 AM
Plus, about half of them are already reamed to 12 gauge, which gives you a 20 inch choke.
My 45-70 is about half completed.:D

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