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    A friend of mine has an old W. Moore & Co. Shotgun with a side lever, Damascus barrels and a serial number of 4378. Can anyone tell me about the proof marks, possible country of origin and approximate date of manufacture. Obviously, I know nothing about this shotgun. Attached are some pictures. Thanks, Steve
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    Spanish?
    name Trying to mimic, play off of a higher brands name?
    side under leavers Break downs about 1890’s, earlie 1900’s
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    14 gauge ?
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    If the number is 4378 the gun would have been made between 1875 - 1887, range goes from #4,368 - #4,533. #4,402 is understood to be the latest number for the Bond St address.
    So looks like they were at 43, Old Bond Street, London at the time. Unfortunately the records are fragmented. The firm went through a series of name changes/addresses from it's inception in 1808 to 1908.
    Cogswell & Harrison succeeded to the business in 1908.
    See British Gunmakers, Vol. 3, Nigel Brown.

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    a rely great looking shotgun, and the real deal ENGLISH SXS SHOTGUN. I would certainly shoot it if I had it!

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