Where was the W M Moore Damascus shotgun made?
Manufactured in London approximately in the late 1860’s to early 1870’s. Side lever opener with side lock. The Damascus barrels are approximately 32″. Top rib is marked W.M. Moore & Co. London Laminated Steel. Chambers are 2 3/4″ choked cylinder. Barrels and frame are Birmingham proofed.
What kind of barrel does a Damascus shotgun have?
Has 30 inch Damascus barrels with bright bores. The right barrel has a rippling (small rings) on the interior that is visible on the outside. The left barrel is bright and shows only a minimal of the above. The action works perfectly with barrels on face and locks up tight to the frame.
Where was the Crescent 12 gauge shotgun made?
The Norwich, CT manufactured Crescent guns were marked American Gun Company of New York (NOT American Arms Co., Boston), then Crescent after about 1922. Fred Biffar was an agent for Folson in 1896. In 1897, American Gun Co. listed 5 models: 1. #2641 – Top lever hammergun with Armory Steel barrels (Belgain made) in 12g only for $14. 2.
What kind of gun is a Damascus steel 10 gauge?
Damascus steel 10 gauge manufactured in the 1880’s. Barrels measure 30″ and are marked “laminated steel”. Side locks are marked “W m Moore & Co.” Action works. Both hammers hold full cock. Original butt plate is very good with no chips or cracks and has a stag in high relief.
How many double barrel shotguns were made in Belgium?
The Banc d’Epreuves de Liege proved 233,526 double barrel smoothbore guns in 1889, the majority for export. In 1899 alone, the U.S. firms of Hartley & Graham and Simmons Hardware bought 90,000 shotguns, rifles, and handguns from Liege gunmakers.
Where is the bore mark on a Belgium double barrel?
SO far as I know, the mark was normally placed on the side of the action, toward the rear stock. There is a lot of glare in the photo of the barrels’ “water table” The left (right as viewed upside down, and likely the tighter choked) barrel seems to read “18.4 (bore size in mm) choke 18.2”.
What kind of gun was the Damascus barrel?
We sent the guns to Sherman, actually several different lots of them, along with the proof loads. Sherman methodically conducted the tests, firing a great many proof loads through each of a wide variety of old Damascus and twist steel barreled shotguns.