Thread: L Moore ?
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Old December 4, 2002, 09:43 PM   #4
James K
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Some American makers even tried to trade on the reputation of English guns by using "London" markings or altered names of well-known English makers ("Breener" for "Greener" for example).

My sources show a number of Moores in the English gun trade, but no "L. Moore".

One thing to check is to remove the barrels and look on the bottom and on the flat part of the action (the "watertable") under the barrels for English proof marks. The presence of English proofs will confirm the "London" marking; the presence of Belgian proofs or no proofs would show that marking to be phoney.

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