A Very Fine Cased Pair of Flintlock John Manton and Son Duelling Pistols. 16” overall, 10” octagonal barrels in 40 bore with scratch rifling signed in a platinum tablet ‘John Manton & Son London and Dover Street London’ on top barrel flat. Hook breeches with platinum line, blade fore sights and standing rear sights on barrel tang engraved with musical trophies. Numbered ‘6019’ on underside of barrel, in the barrel channel, breach and on the top edge of the lock. Locks border engraved with wheat ears, French cocks florally engraved with wheat ears, frizzens engraved with wheat ears, waterproof pans, rollers on toe of frizzens, sliding safety bolts. Spur steel trigger guards engraved with piled drums and globe and the number ‘6019’ with pineapple finials. Burr maple half stocks with horn fore-ends, chequered butts and brass tipped ramrods.
Contained in their original mahogany case with lifting ring handle, three way brass powder flask, turnscrew, loading rod, loading hammer head and 40 bore bullet mould with a John Manton & Son Dover Street label in the lid.
Pistols numbered 6019 for 1816.
Pistols in very good condition, barrels refinished.
In D.H.L. Back’s book ‘The Mantons’ pg 41 and Plate 74.