The Moran family have always enjoyed sports of all kinds. They were and are competitive people. James H. Moran III was a participant in the 1927 Nashville Gun Club competition. The lid actually is not part of the cup but it fits perfectly so that's where it's been probably since it went to Moran Place. The picture is of older brother James, the trophy winner, with his younger brother Nathan H. Moran.
Nashville Gun Club
Fifty Bird Handicap
James H Moran III
The cup was never engraved with his name.