A Fine Double Barrelled 20 Bore John Manton Sporting Gun.
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46” overall, 30” barrels, blade fore sight, patent breaches with gold line, signed ‘Manton London’ in gold on rib, gold touch holes, London proofs. Finely engraved tang, flat bevelled locks signed ‘Manton’ with semi-waterproof pans, flat swan necked cocks with forward curl on combe, rollers on toe of frizzens. Figured walnut stock with chequered wrist, engraved iron mounts including trigger guard engraved with a hound & ‘Manton’ in an oval, with pineapple finial. Horn tipped ramrod with worm.
A very good, early John Manton sporting gun in practical condition with very good bore,