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This action does not have the double nipples said to be a feature of Greener's guns. PS: I know of one website where an original Greener harpoon alone is priced at 50.00 . 35", flat unfullered slightly curved blade with fine quality etching of "Crown over VR" scroll designs and maker/retailer "ANDREWS / 9 / PALL MALL / LONDON" , proof mark on obverse, back marked "PROVED".
Whether this is a Greener or perhaps one of the very similar single-barrel guns made by Cordes & Rechten of Bremerhaven, Germany, circa 1856, I cannot say. Incidentally, there is another site which provides quite good looking reproduction harpoons forged with the correct slotted shank with ring, at reasonable prices. Steel guard, grip with original shagreen and silver wire wrap (wear to inboard/reverse shagreen indicates sword was carried a good deal).
Right side buttstock carries Chassepot rondel dated 1874, left side the Gras modification rondel dated Sept. Along with the much-modified Chassepot bolt, the Chassepot chambers were fitted with an insert to handle the 11 X 59R Gras cartridge. Finding these much-used rifles in such great condition is getting hard these days - and moreover, many were converted to 8mm Lebel. Brass action with hinged lid (rear tip of lid broken off), single large hammer fired by lanyard that passes through hole to underside of stock. Circa 1760 tome containing the full-size ( 10 X 15 1/2" ) military plates and text of Diderot's Encyclopedia.
Condition overall is excellent - retains all fine arsenal conversion blue on barrel and receiver, bolt has light age patina and much dried grease (easily cleaned). Reduced to 0 Note: Gun comes with a fine condition Model 1874 bayonet and scabbard Reduced to 0 980) A Large Greener (or Greener-type) Whaling Gun circa 1860. Solid stock with reinforcing straps on handle/grip; brass plates at swivel bolt hole. No visible markings, barrel has uniform light pitting overall. Reduced to 0 1357) English Flint Pistol by Sharpe, Made for the American Trade. Plates illustrate gun manufacturing and tools; military musket components; 5 plates of infantry musket drill; 15 plates of complex infantry formations and evolutions (too many to picture all); Vauban fortification plans and siege methods; canno, mortars, carriages, siege weapons, etc.
Before that, the 38-year-old was in an 11-year relationship with TV actress Clare Buckfield, before splitting in 2003.Steel scabbard, no dents, light pitting overall matching hilt.Blade is bright and clean, etching clear and sharp of the best quality.Declan Donnelly of TV partnership Ant and Dec has married fiancee Ali Astall at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle.The church in Newcastle's tough inner city ward of Elswick is where Donnelly's family worshipped when he was growing up and was the venue for the funeral of his father Alphonsus in 2011.