Cased Double Barrelled 20 bore Fowler

Ref: 296

Price: £???

Maker: John Manton, S/N 6326

Date: 1817

With 30 inch browned twist sighted barrels signed in script on the top rib, engraved recessed breeches with two platinum lines and platinum touch holes, engraved tang, flat stepped locks engraved with trophies of arms and signed Jn° Manton & Son PATENT referring to Manton’s patent (number 3942 of 1815) for the V shaped self priming pan with platinum dividing ridge, engraved French cocks and large rollers mounted on the feather springs, figured walnut half stock with silver barrel bolt escutcheons and vacant wrist escutcheon, engraved iron mounts including trigger plate with pineapple finial, original brass tipped ramrod with capped charge extraction screw; in it’s mahogany case relined in green baize, together with accessories including Dixon & Sons embossed dead game powder flask, leather shot belt and double turn screw, the interior of the lid with makers’ trade label, the exterior with circular carrying handle surrounding a brass escutcheon bearing a crest. London proof marks.

Literature: The Manton Supplement by W. Keith Neal & D. H. L. Black

Article in the Shooting Times   December 14-20 1989