A Cased 16 bore Double Barrelled Percussion Sporting Gun
Originally flintlock replaced by back action caplocks by Joseph Manton around 1825. With 28 inch browned sighted barrels, inscribed on the rib JOSEPH MANTON – HANOVER SQUARE -LONDON, long finely engraved tang, signed back action locks engraved with game scenes and foliage, figured walnut half stock with finely engraved steel furniture depicting scrolls foliage and game scenes; in its original mahogany case lined with green baize with accessories including black leather covered powder flask, shot belt, brass powder and shot measure, spring cramp and Rowntree cap tin; the interior of the lid with a Hanover Square trade label, the exterior with inset circular carrying handle. London proof marks.
Provenance: The original owner was Robert Bingley who had an appointment with the Royal Mint.
Literature: The Mantons: Gunmakers by W. Keith Neal and D.H.L. Back, page 235.
Notes: The barrels have no serial numbers underneath although the breech hooks are stamped 7924 (the 2 is inverted). It is thought that new barrels were fitted at the time of conversion. The Manton book appears to have misprinted the bore size at 10 instead of 16.