JOHN MANTON CASED 16 BORE DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN - CIRCA 1796 - In Manton Books
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Category: Manton & Company Shotguns - Antique Shotguns - Flintlock
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A Cased 16-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun by John Manton, London, Serial No. 2696, Circa 1796 Beautiful damascus 34"/85cm barrels signed with maker's name "MANTON - LONDON" in gold on the sunken rib with silver foresight. London proof marks. Case-hardened patent breeches each with two engraved gold lines and gold-lined touch-hole, grooved tang finely engraved with scrolls, flowers, and foliage, signed flat beveled locks each with stepped tail, blued steel-spring, roller bearing on a ramp, and gold-lined semi-rainproof pan, the internal working parts retaining much of their original blue. Nicely figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, raised cheek-piece, finely engraved iron mounts including scroll trigger-guard, the tang of the butt-plate with a dog and bird, trigger-plate with large pineapple finial, silver escutcheon engraved with owner's initial 'A', a star and crescent above, silver barrel-bolt escutcheons, and brass-mounted ramrod. Cased in associated re-lined and refitted mahogany case with some accessories, the exterior of the lid with large circular escutcheon incorporating the flush-fitting carrying handle. Accessories include double sided single charge brass powder flask and pigskin flint roll-up pouch.
A fine early game gun by a foremost maker.
Gun is in overall remarkably very good condition. Barrels retain nearly all of their London quality re-brown. Stock finish is very good and forend has minor professional repair along top left edge (almost indiscernible) .
Owned by The Rev. E.C. Alston, Eire, 1968
W. Keith Neal and D.H.L. Back, The Mantons: Gunmakers, p. 72
D.H.L. Back, The Mantons 1782-1878, p. 24
Antique - No FFL required
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Model: FLINTLOCK GAME GUN