William Moore London 12 gauge Muzzleloader


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an_drew308
January 4, 2012, 03:24 PM
My grandpa gave this gun to me, and I can't seem to find much info on it. He didn't know too much about it, either. He did say that he thinks the barrels are Damascus. He also has never shot it and does not know if it is in shooting condition.

I can only find 3 stamps on it, no numbers or anything. 2 that say "William Moore London" on each side, and one on top of the barrels sight that says "Fine Laminated Steel". The barrels are about 32" long, and total length of the gun is around 48.5".

Does anyone know anything about this gun? Age, value, history, etc...

Thanks!

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an_drew308
January 4, 2012, 03:25 PM
Another pic...

rcmodel
January 4, 2012, 09:13 PM
Fine Laminated Steel = Damascus steel.
Looks a little loose in the joints too.
Hang it on the wall and admire it.

But do not shoot it with modern 2 3/4" smokeless powder shells!

William Moore London:
http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=246653

rc

an_drew308
January 5, 2012, 03:33 PM
Thanks rc for the response and the link. Yeah it'll probably go on the wall, and I'm sure I can make up a great story to go with it, haha!

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