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Company: Champlin Firearms Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/07
First Name: George
Last Name: Caswell
Country: United States
Phone: (580) 237-7388
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns and accessories.
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MANTON 8 BORE EXPRESS- 17 Lbs. 7 Oz. of REAL TURN of the CENTURY SPORT- 24" FULLY RIFLED STEEL Bbls.- EXC PLUS BORES- CASES & ALL LOADING DATA
#5770, Manton & Co. Gun Makers To H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. K.G. London & Calcutta: A large Jones Action Underlever Back-Action Rebounding Hammer 8 Bore Black Powder Express Shoulder Double Rifle Made with a 3 1/4" Case and with 24" Steel fully rifled barrels with a rib extension dolls head, Full length rib with 1 standing & 3 folding platinum lined rear sights at 50 - 100 & 150, Percussion style fences, Full length trigger guard tang to a steel engraved grip cap, Extremely solid and sound wood with nice color & contrast, Shadowline cheekpiece, Sling eyes, Lever release forend, Great stock length at 14 1/2" LOP over a 7/8" Silvers pad, Great weight at 17 Lbs. 7 Oz., This is a full rifled set of barrels and the bores remain excellent plus and I would put them at 92-93% from the day they were cut, All the screws are in very good to excellent shape and nearly everyone lays north & south including the 6 inside the forend, It has been professionally refinished from stem to stern with fresh case colors, The whole is cased in a high quality oak & leather trunk with a trade label. This piece is accurate, comes with the proper head stamped cases, bullets, bullet mold, wads and all the loading data will be provided. It is ready to go hunting and a whole bunch of fun shooting. There are 8 bores and then there are other 8 bores but one would have to go a fair distance to come up with a more solid gun than this Manton with barrels that are in excellent condition inside and out plus it has the proper weight and great length of pull. To quote Mr. Geoffrey Boothroyd "Few people would dispute that the most famous name in the history of British gunmaking is that of Manton". Manton in this era called the 8, 10 & 12 bores as "Big Game" rifles; the 450, 500 & 577's were called "Express Rifles" and the 400 & 470 as "High Velocity" rifles. /////////////////////////////////// There is no argument that the most famous name in the history of English gunmaking is Manton. The brothers John and Joseph are credited for the development of the modern shotgun. Joseph Manton was considered the most inventive brain in the firearms field of his period. At one time Thomas Boss and James Purdey were employed by Joseph Manton, also William Bishop of Westley Richards, Joseph Brazier of lock fame and Charles Lancaster all were influenced by Joseph Manton. Manton & Co. was started in Calcutta in 1825 and was still dealing in Big Game Rifles, Winchester, Mauser, FN, Smith & Wesson, Browning A5's and Webley well into the 20th century. They were also at 116 Jermyn Street in London but this Manton #5770 most likely was built in Birmingham on a very solid trade action of the proper size and weight. However it was proved in London. And today Joseph Manton is again alive with 3 partners; Dick Casleton purchased the trademark in 1995 and joined with Ian Spencer and Geoff Walker. Their ambitions have created a 3 barreled gun with a single trigger, a MacNaughton design bar-in-wood, an over/under and a side by side. Check them out at josephmantonlondon