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by Stephen Nash 218
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.

I need to correct myself, as I stated earlier that I had never seen a pinfire gun with the rib inscription denoting "Laminated Steel". I have just seen on-line pictures of a W. Wellington 10-bore pinfire gun for sale, with the rib inscription "W. Wellington London Laminated Steel". I should learn to...
by Stephen Nash 218
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Rifle
Topic: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Pinfire Rifle Cartridge

That's a real beauty!
by Stephen Nash 218
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.

John, I may have not written clearly. It is William Moore , London then "laminated steel" I have seen laminated steel barrels on many English guns before the use of Damascus began. Trials for barrel performance in the period showed Laminated steel to be a high performer compared to other barrels of...
by Stephen Nash 218
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.

Stephen, not sure if this gives you any help at all, but I have a fairly high quality/condition percussion muzzle loader marked William Moore. There is no serial number, but full proof marks of the time. Daryl, I would be very interested in knowing what the lock plate and rib inscriptions are. Ther...
by Stephen Nash 218
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.

I've found a picture ! http://s90.photobucket.com/user/internetgunclub/media/CCF_000028.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 Ah, a recapping tool! I have been looking for one of those. I have an array of pinfire reloading tools, but that one has eluded me so far. I have various versions of turnovers, and tools to d...
by Stephen Nash 218
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Hunting, Wildlife and Conservation
Topic: Autumn in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Autumn in Canada

Hi Stephen, Lovely gun, the second I have seen. Loading indicators as usual. The only difference seems to sliding external safeties behind each hammer.Is there any safety arrangement on yours? I presume your barrels slide forward before swinging down? Actually, what appears as loading indicators ar...
by Stephen Nash 218
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.

The Seymour likely went from percussion cap straight to centre-fire without being a pin fire (at least the proof marks don’t indicate it), so there is no pin hole. Single-barrelled pin fires are indeed rare, but I am fortunate to have three of them: a Boss & Co., a Dickson, and a Thomas Sylven conve...
by Stephen Nash 218
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Shotgun
Topic: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: A William Moore & Co. pinfire - seeking information on WM&Co.

John, long ago I used to reload reusable brass pinfire shells I purchased from Henry Krank, if I remember correctly. These involved using currently available percussion caps, and black powder. However, I no longer have these, and I do not reload for any gun - that is one aspect of the hobby I don't ...
by Stephen Nash 218
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Hunting, Wildlife and Conservation
Topic: Autumn in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Autumn in Canada

Yesterday was a good day and Sir Thales Pease's 1864 Charles Lancaster breech-loader finally had a successful outing on the property, taking a Ruffed grouse.

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