W. W. GREENER Grade L70 “IMPERATOR”
In 1912 Greener adopted modern precision machinery in its workshop, so from that time it is normal to have a machine-made production and no more a completely hand-made one.
The workman, while controlling the machine, strictly abides the dimensions of the project; the consequence is that the components thus made will be all identical.
It is not such a bad thing, because the equilibrium, the quality of the barrels and of the materials, the heat treatments, the punctilious adjustment, the mechanics’ accuracy and the manual care of the external finishing will make the gun a good and beautiful one.
L70 side by side, handmade in 1911
While disassembling this gun we see that what we wrote over here has bee made with best practice, moreover starting from components that have been drilled and shaped in the ancient manner.