Wm. Moore & Sons Double Barrel 12 Gage Muzzleloading Shotgun
- Source: GoAntiques
This muzzleloading shotgun is in fair to good condition and probably dates to the Civil War period, 1860s. It has an overall length of 52" and a barrel length of 36". The locks, hammers, and barrel tang are engraved. The barrel and all metal parts have turned a dark brown with some very minor pitting. The walnut stock has turned dark with scratches and nicks, and with some small areas of wood missing around the locks and next to the barrel. The lock screw that holds the hammer to the lock on the left side is missing and the hammer has been brazed to the lock nut but is still fully functional. Both hammers and locks are fully functional. The breech end of the barrel has been spot-welded to the tang. The top of the barrel is marked: "Laminated Steel" and both locks are marked: "Wm. Moore & Sons". The stock is missing an enlay on each side. The checkering on the stock is worn. Although the gun shows a lot of wear from use, it is still a good looking old relic and would look great hanging over the fireplace. Priced Right!