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 Post subject: e c green shotgun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:35 pm 
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Please advise of any information re the following:

E. C. Green shotgun
Serial number marked "NO 2779"
Double side barrels/double triggers
Heavily etched metal on barrels/ trigger guard, including hunting scenes
Etching on wood stock at barrel and trigger areas
Metal stock end with screw




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 Post subject: Re: e c green shotgun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:47 pm 
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Edwinson C Green of Cheltenham and Birmingham were in the top tier of provincial English gunmakers but I do not have a lot of info on them at the moment. Serial # 2779 would date the gun before 1881 so far as I can tell.
If you post some good pics of the gun, with close ups of the barrel flats and proof marks I am sure more forum members will provide information.


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 Post subject: Re: e c green shotgun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:53 pm 
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E. C. Green & Co. Edwin Charles Green was a gun maker, patentee and sporting goods distributor located in London from 1870-1929. He was issued a number of patents for firearms improvements including a pivoting mechanism, a rubber recoil pad and a colored front sight. Green also acted as patent agent for F.J. Abbey and J.H. Foster of Chicago to register their patents in Britain. Source: Side by sides of the World for Y2K


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 Post subject: Re: e c green shotgun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:20 pm 
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Didn't you ask this question once before? Also about G & A Hayden. G. & A. Hayden was a dealer. gunsmith and importer located in Jacksonville Illinois from 1880 to 1888 and 1896 under various other names.They were the exclusive importer for the E.C. Green made shotguns into the United States.


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 Post subject: Re: e c green shotgun
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:05 am 
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According to the surviving records of Edwinson Charles Green they were based in Birmingham & Cheltenham but there is no record of a London address.
The records are in the possession of Lewis Potter at Potter & Walker,Metford Villa,177 Pershore Road,Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 2NB. Their telephone number is 01386 47241. Calling fom the US I think you add the country code 044 and drop the 0 at 1386.
Had a look on Google but they do not appear to have an email address listed.
just had another dig around - you can send them a fax on the same number :)


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 Post subject: Re: e c green shotgun
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:59 pm 
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Thanks to all for your responses with good lead information. I will pursue to determine age and value of gun. I was hopeful the serial number would make it easy.

Ned Fall- You are correct sir, though I did not remember posting before. I now have noted again the Cheltenham and Hayden information between the two barrels.

Can anyone suggest an appropriate way to wall mount this gun (with the classic W. H. Lippincott, 1891 portrait "Solid Comfort")? This shotgun is in very good condition and will look great below such a classic painting of a working man seated by his dog at his huge country kitchen hearth, the original of which was painted about the time the gun was made. I have not seen commercial wall mounts that were suitable in my eyes.


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 Post subject: Re: e c green shotgun
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:54 pm 
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I have similar E.C. Green double barrel Damascus 12 gague with a side release. Mine is serial number 1560 (circa 1880 +/-), apparently from the earliest production of the company. Mine is in really nice shape. I bought it from an antique shop in Santa Barbara, CA in about 1975. I think I paid around $650 for it at the time. The antique dealer didn't know much about it either. I don't think it was used much at all.

Did you ever get a value for yours?

It is a real great looking antique shotgun!


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 Post subject: Re: e c green shotgun
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:45 am 
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Thank you for your reply.

I have not determined a value to date. My gun's stock is cracked and, in addition to all of my questions above, I want to know how to restore the stock properly. Otherwise, it is in very good condition, and the etchings are remarkable.

Please advise if you learn more about our guns.

Thanks again.




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