POTD: Not Just a Prop – Greener Martini Harpoon Gun
Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have an item that may look familiar to you if you are a movie person or…a shark person. This is a Greener Martini Harpoon Gun. The Greener Martini Harpoon Gun is famously seen in the fantastic 1975 film Jaws when the character Quint shoots barrels into the killer shark that has been tormenting the tv screen up until then. I am hay to reveal to you that it is not just arop. The Greener Martini Harpoon Gun is a real thing. Greener produced many Martini action firearms from shotguns to harpoon guns.
“With original case, 5 harpoons, 8 lines, 90 MK 2 harpoon gun cartridges, bore rod with cleaning attachments and 2 detachable line holders.”
Lot 819: Cased W.W. Greener Martini Action Mk 2 Light Harpoon Gun – Cased W.W. Greener Martini Action Mk 2 Light Harpoon Gun with Accessories. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved August 26, 2022, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/1029/819/cased-ww-greener-martini-action-mk-2-light-harpoon-gun.