A Rare Joseph Manton Single Barrelled 16 Bore Sporting Gun, 46” overall. 30” 16 bore octagonal three stage Spanish barrel signed “Joseph Manton London” on the top flat, bead foresight numbered 5649 on the bottom flat, border engraved lock plate signed “ Joseph Manton” with flat Manton hammer with detachable nose, nipple with platinum vent. Walnut half stock, chequered at the wrist, iron butt plate, engraved trigger guard with pineapple finial. Barrel retained by one slide, original ramrod.
In very good condition, converted by Joe Manton in about 1827. Very good bore. Trigger guard refinished.
No 5649 for 1812
Ref: The Mantons 1782 – 1874 by DHL Back.