The Greener Police Shotgun: Engineered gun control?
By Chris Eger
Burmese police forces bear a Greener Police shotgun alongside a Colt 603 AR-15, circa 2015. These guns still tend to show up wherever the British once had colonial aspirations.
So your country has a reputation for traveling to exotic foreign lands and taking them over as part of your growing worldwide empire. In said new lands, you still need to arm the locals to keep the criminal element in check (much cheaper than providing a police force). But at the same time, you don’t want to give them modern military grade weapons that could be used against your own troops if things got real. This has happened in history many times but in this case, the colonial power in question was the British Empire and the gun that was the answer was the Greener Police Shotgun.
It’s an odd gun, with an odder history, but if you find one, they make nice collectables.
Why go Greener?
W.W. Greener has long been one of the most trusted names in shotguns in Great Britain, formed in 1829. Internationally, the company was known as the inventors of modern chokebores. In the early 1900s, the British government came to this highly reputable firm to make them a very