Edwinson C. Green 3″ Wildfowling Hammergun

Price: SOLD
Manufacturer: Edwinson C. Green
Model: 3" Hammergun
Gauge: 12
Manufacture Date: Circa 1880's
Barrel Length: 32"
Barrel Type: Damascus
Chamber Length: 3"
Stock Dimensions: 2” x 3 ¼” x 14 1/8”
Ejectors: No
Cast: Neutral
Weight: 9 lbs 15 oz
FFL Required: No

The adjectival phrase that occurs to me to describe this wildfowling hammergun is: “Handsome brute.” It was built by E. C. Green of Cheltenham for export to the United States, and retailed by E. G. Hayden of Jacksonville, Illinois. The rib is engraved: AGENTS G. & H. HAYDEN JACKSONVILLE ILL. EDWINSON. C. GREEN. CHELTENHAM. ENG. WINNERS OF THE FIRST PRIZES. FIELD GUN TRIALS. 32″ black powder proved Damascus barrels with 3″ chambers, choked .034/.038 (full and full.) Rebounding bar-action locks. The receiver features percussion fences, beautiful naive game scene engraving with acanthus scroll, and the maker’s name in a banner. The left hammer has been repaired. The highly figured Prince of Wales stock measures 2″ x 3 1/4″ x 14 1/8″ with heel-and-toe plates. The gun weighs in at a dainty 9 lbs 15 oz. This beautiful weapon has the look of a gun that has slain ducks and geese by the hundreds. Some of them might even have been flying.