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I have been offered a Greener 16 bore at a reasonable price, but it has a side safety. Do any other forum user have this type of safety catch and is it easy to use as it seems a bit out of the way. The guns on sale on the net all seem to have this safety catch so there must be a good number of them about, also do any members have any advice on this make of gun

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I have 1 in 12ga.

Pull lever down,chamber a cartridge,push lever up to close the breech,flick the auto safety with thumb and you're good to go.

it's amazing how quickly this can be done after a bit of practice.

If the ejectors in good order it's possible to shoot clays as pairs 😎

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Take a bit of getting used to, and a bit fiddly to use with wet/cold hands, mine is a non-auto safe, so if the one your looking at is too? You must remember to push it back onto safe after reloading.

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I have it on a “Facile Princeps “ A&D shotgun and in my opinion it’s very useful. Only some clays for practice..

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Are you talking about a Greener side by side shotgun that has the safety mounted on the side or the Greener GP that also has the safety on the side, they are both completely different guns.

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It is a Greener side by side 16 bore, I don't know what model but will be having a look next weekend. Have looked on web and no 16 bores for sale, just 12 bores and the price is quite varied

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The side safety is one of the hallmarks of the Greener guns if you look here https://www.wwgreener.com/ you will see pics of some of the guns that have this feature.

I have only ever owned one of the GP Greeners, i would love to have the money to own one of their side by side guns preferably in 10 bore.

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I have two, both 12g although one built for game (6 1/2lb) and the other for duck shooting (7 1/2lb). Oddly it is the 'Far Killer' duck gun that is auto safe.

Absolutely fine to use as long as there is enough grip to the safety catch otherwise a cold or gloved hand can slide over the top.

GBS 

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They are very simple to use and you will soon adapt ,assuming you are right handed . If the checkering [for want of a better term ] on the button is worn then it can be a bit slippy but not difficult to re-cut 

There were a lot of these that were standard on all Greener Fasil Princip guns that were non auto so it may not be a problem . 

If it is and you and you want it  made auto then any competent gun smith  experienced with English guns should be able to make it auto with out any trouble .Not job for the DIY man .

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Had a Greener Empire with side safety,  very easy to use and a nice gun to shoot. One of those guns you regret selling! 

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Now that is very nice and in my favourite gauge. You are indeed a very lucky man. I bet that is an absolute joy to both own and shoot.

OB

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That's the Greener Thumb Safety.  I have a Damascus boxlock Greener which I use for driven shooting, where it remains off anyway.

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More info, 30" barrels 2 3/4 chambers, just heard back from Greeners made in 1936 and shipped to Tokyo. This would explain a odd inscription after the Pall Mall address which Greener does not recognise. Grade Fh 50 but can not find another on Internet , just 12 bores. Shot first squirrel with it weekend and plan a round of clays next to see if all ok

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Is it a ‘live’ pigeon gun? A friend has a very similar looking 16 bore which is just that, although I don’t know what make it is. 

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20 hours ago, Stimo22 said:

More info, 30" barrels 2 3/4 chambers, just heard back from Greeners made in 1936 and shipped to Tokyo. This would explain a odd inscription after the Pall Mall address which Greener does not recognise. Grade Fh 50 but can not find another on Internet , just 12 bores. Shot first squirrel with it weekend and plan a round of clays next to see if all ok

Grade FH50 meaning it's an ejector sold in 1936 for 50 Guineas. Equivalent in today's money of around £3850. Quality indeed and in the best gauge :good:

OB

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