I'm looking for some info on a Japanese single shot 16 gauge with a 42" barrel I recently bought. It is lite in the hand and my scales have it weighing 6Lbs. I have not shot it yet. I was hoping to find out a little more info before doing so. Here are a few pictures. I have found a little info that may trace it back to Hamada and Sons in Japan.
Last edited by Coondawg on Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:03 am; edited 1 time in total
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42" barrel!!? Is that a typo? Greener type side safety is cool; can't tell you anything about the gun though. Looks well made but coming from Japan in that era that's no surprise.
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With that side safety, one would expect the scattergun had some form of a Greener origin or connection.
Greener sold buckets of GPs, with a Martini-Henry action, across the world....police to farmsteads.
Could have been a deal with the Japanese requesting an action different than the standard GP.
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