Joseph Manton Flintlock Cased
Guns International #: 101012115 Seller's Inventory #: 1335
Category: Shotguns - English Double Antique - Antique Shotguns - Flintlock
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Seller: Carmen Axtell
Member Since: 11/17/14
First Name: Carmen
Last Name: Axtell
Country: United States
Phone: (406) 842-7655
Phone2: (337) 241-6689
Number of Active Listings: 3
Total Number of Listings: 34
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Buyer pays shipping and insurance.
Payment Types Accepted: cash, check,
Joe Manton serial number 5018 was made during the first few weeks of 1810 (Thomas Jefferson was just a year out of office, and Abraham Lincoln was one year old) and was originally sold to a gentleman named A. W. Penrose. The fact that it has remained as a flint lock for 208 years is unusual indeed. That it has retained its original case, tools, shot bag and label is even more so. It has obviously been well cared for throughout its existance. The cocks and hammers (frizzens in the US) are replacements as is most often the case with a gun of this vintage. The ram rod is a replacement as well. The barrels measure 29 1/2 inches including the breaches and weigh 3 lbs 6 oz. The bores are .646" which translates to somewhere between 17 and 18 gauge and are both in very good condition. There are gold touch holes and gold poincons inscribed "Joseph Manton Patent" on both barrels. Length of pull is 14 1/2", the drop at the heel is 2 1/4" and at the comb 1 5/8". Weight is 6 lb 8 oz and the gun is a delight to shoot. It patterns as well as any English double I have tried and is absolute murder on pheasants and sharptails out to 35 yards. For more information please call Peter Morgan 406 842 7655 or 337 241 6687.