A Fine Cased Pair of 26 bore Duelling Pistols

Ref: 459

Price: £29,950

Maker: John Manton

Date: circa 1803

With 8 inch octagonal twist rebrowned sighted barrels with “MANTON -LONDON” inlaid in gold on the top flats, two gold lines at the breeches and gold lined touch holes, tangs engraved with sunburst and trophies, flat border engraved detented locks with French cocks, rainproof pans, safety bolts and large rollers on the feather springs, figured walnut full stocks with finely chequered butts and gold escutcheons engraved “W”, iron furniture including engraved trigger guards with trophies and an oval around the serial number, pineapple finials, brass tipped ramrods each with brass capped extraction screw; in their original mahogany case lined in green baize with accessories including a three way flask, cleaning rod and ball mould, the interior of the lid with original trade label, the exterior with circular brass carrying handle surrounding an escutcheon engraved: “G. H. Woods”.

 Literature: “The Mantons” by D.H.L. Back p. 31.

Note: These pistols are unusual having barrels only eight inches long: they handle very well.