21 March 2001
A 12-BORE (2¾IN) 'GRADE E1' BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR PIGEON-GUN BY W. W. GREENER, NO. 43609
'Made Expressly For C. E. Tisdall, Vancouver'
Manual side-safety, foliate-scroll engraving with traces of hardening-colour, highly-figured stock with semi-pistolgrip and horn butt-plate, the browned fine damascus barrels with matt pigeon-rib
Weight 7lb. 8oz., 14 3/8in. pull, 30in. barrels, approx. 7/8 & extra-full choke, 2¾in. chambers, recent nitro reproof
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The gun was built for Charles Edward Tisdall, merchant and Provincial Legislator for Vancouver in the years 1898, 1900, 1903 and 1912. Tisdall was born in Birmingham, England in 1866 and subsequently became President of the Vancouver Board of Trade
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