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London Fine Twist 12 Gauge

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Raidingtime, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Raidingtime

    Raidingtime SE Portland Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I've recently obtained a London Fine Twist 12 gauge double barrel side by side shotgun. The shotgun has W. Moore & co on both sides. The engraving on the stock is very nice and the barrel is a very solid piece of steel. I am pretty sure that the barrel is a damascus style of barrel which has prevented me from shooting the gun due to safety reasons. The lock up of the shotgun is decent but shows signs of aging.

    Anyways, does anyone have any more information on this gun and a potential value of it. Any information would be appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Daniel

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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like its been broken though the wrist
     
  3. Raidingtime

    Raidingtime SE Portland Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Possibly. It's quite old and a questionable firearm. Looking for information on it if you have any
     
  4. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Is there any way that you could remove the forearm and tell me what marks (if any) are on the barrels?
     
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  5. Raidingtime

    Raidingtime SE Portland Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I can sure try! What kind of things are you looking for?
     
  6. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Marks or letters to help determine whether it's English, Belgian or made in the USA. All three countries used that name.
     
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    Raidingtime SE Portland Oregon Well-Known Member

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  8. Raidingtime

    Raidingtime SE Portland Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't able to take the stock off because I was afraid I was going to strip the heads off of the screws. Currently it's soaking I'm PB blaster
     
  9. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    OK. I'm going to PM you with a couple of things.
     
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  10. Raidingtime

    Raidingtime SE Portland Oregon Well-Known Member

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    ogre,

    Thank you for the websites!

    I found some information that leads me to believe that this shotgun is a British model. The proof mark that you can kind of make out in the picture is a cross sword with what looks like an "A" on top and some other symbol on bottom. This description fits most closely with the 1921-1922 British marks.
     
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    Raidingtime SE Portland Oregon Well-Known Member

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  12. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Did you ever get any further with this?
     
  13. Raidingtime

    Raidingtime SE Portland Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I only found out that it's British made and made in the early 1920s. Any further informations is appreciated.