Greener shotgun refurbishment

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  1. Sourwood

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    bought an A. Greener Belgium made shotgun at auction. The lightning isn’t great but the blue is gone, so just needed to polish a bit


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    I plan to cut the barrel down to a coach gun. It has some nice engraving, and the stock checking is strong. From looking at the gun upon tear down, it seems to have been shot a lot. Lots of wear on right sight parts. 2C122A66-8DD6-4E91-986B-013D80D1AAFA.jpeg

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    :popcorn:

    Did you checked the proofstamps? Im really wondering how old it is.
     
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    Gorgeous day, but as the sun dropped I went out to tinker some more. HolsatiaRedneck keep munching the popcorn!

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    First coat on the plate. Final coat on the main part. I think I stopped at five treatments
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    It is around 1910 or so. Belgium was known back then to make inexpensive shotguns and play on names of finer guns. This company licensed with Albert Greener to add the name. Albert was the sone of the Greener manufacturer in England. His guns were very popular in the US in the late nineteenth century.
    This thing doesn’t have a serial number. Lots of proof marks on each component though.
     
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    Got bored and cut down the barrel so the blue process could be done.

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    finished barrel with a heavy spray of oil.

    Next was too prep the wood elements of the gun. Very hot water and Krud cutter and brushing to raise the old oils. Wrap in cheesecloth with mor Jrud and sprinkle on some baking soda. Finish off with another brushing.

    After it dried a couple hours it seemed to have removed the oils and varnish without harsh chemicals.

    Next is to coat with either boiled linseed oil or go with gun stock stain and Tru oil



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    16 gauge? Very nice restoration!
     
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