A Very Good 20 bore Percussion Double Barrelled Sporting Gun

Ref: 439

Price: £???

Maker: Joseph Manton

Date: 1813

Converted from flintlock with rebrowned 32 inch barrels, broad concave top rib inscribed “JOSEPH MANTON’S NEW IMPROVENTS BY HIS MAJESTY’S PATENT” finely engraved tang, bevel edged step tail locks with floral and trophy engraving and acanthus leaf borders inscribed “ JOSEPH MANTON’S PATENT”, dolphin head hammers, figured walnut half stock finely chequered at the wrist, vacant escutcheon, iron furniture including butt plate with engraved tang, engraved trigger guard with serial numbered tang, trigger plate and ram rod throat with pineapple finials, wooden ram rod with white metal tip.