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Lot 514: JOHN MANTON, LONDON A CASED 16-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN FOR RESTORATION, serial no. 5794,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • JOHN MANTON, LONDON A CASED 16-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN FOR RESTORATION, serial no. 5794,
  • JOHN MANTON, LONDON A CASED 16-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN FOR RESTORATION, serial no. 5794,
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Description: JOHN MANTON, LONDON
A CASED 16-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN FOR RESTORATION, serial no. 5794,
for 1814, converted from flint to caplock, now partially converted back to flint, with 31 1/2in. triple-staged barrel (brushed bright, signature erased), partial bead fore-sight, platinum line and white-metal vent to breech-block, engraved top-tang, borderline, scroll and game-scene engraved lock signed ''MANTON'' retaining cut-out for pan and the slab-sided ''Manton'' caplock hammer with detachable nose (chipped at nose, lockplate pitted), walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist (numerous patched inlet repairs around wrist and below lock), iron furniture (trigger-guard bow from another), two barrel keys (nose-cap and ramrod absent); TOGETHER WITH a period stained oak storage case adapted and re-lined for this gun and lined with green velvet, complete with a modern take-down cleaning rod

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