Are any of these 'seals' impressed with a shield or other design. If so a picture would be of considerable assistance. Green is a very unusual colour for 'Sealing Wax' in Britain, It was usually bright red or a light pink in colour. A picture of the layout of the 'seal's' on the case may give an idea as to their purpose.
Usually good quality guns were cased in brass bound leather covered wood, which was then encased in a canvas case to prevent slight damage in local transit. For overseas packing I would have thought that the item would have been enclosed in a wooden packing case addressed to the recipient. It may well be your correct in your assumption that they were there as a simple security check to see if tampering had taken place. They may also have been used by Customs Officials to indicate that the firearm had been through their offices. The green wax may have been exclusively made for Customs or other Govt' Departments.
Last edited by Harry Eales; 12/19/11 02:37 AM.