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14 gauge shotgun for $150 bucks

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by answerguy, Feb 21, 2003.

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  1. answerguy

    answerguy Member

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    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
    Does this interest anyone?
     
  2. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    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.
     
  3. CZ-75

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    Might see if Old Western Scrounger has shells ($3 ea., probably) before buying.
     
  4. bogie

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    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...
     
  5. Mike Irwin

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    Hum...

    I've got shells for it...

    And, the action might not be bad to have...
     
  6. Kahr carrier

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    Maybe as a wallhanger but LOL they wont shipp it to the PRK.:(
     
  7. answerguy

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    Would that be called a rolling block action?
     
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    I believe it's a falling block action.
     
  9. Gewehr98

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    Hey you guys!

    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.)
     
  10. TexasVet

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    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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