A Fine Cased 14 Bore Single Barrel Sporting Gun

Ref: 575

Price: £???

Maker: Joseph Manton

Date: 1816

Rebuilt from flintlock, with 30 inch rebrowned twist sighted barrels engraved ‘Joseph Manton’s New Improvements By His Majesty’s Patent’ along the rib, rectangular silver lined maker’s stamps and silver line at the breech, border engraved breeches with platinum line, pierced platinum plug and engraved with a Herculean club and foliage between, tang engraved with a starburst, a martial trophy and foliage, signed border engraved case hardened flat locks each decorated with foliage and with a trophy on the tail, foliate engraved dolphin hammers, figured half stock with chequered grip, border engraved blued steel mounts decorated with martial trophies and comprising butt plate and trigger guard, trigger plate with pineapple finial, rear ramrod pipe en suite, vacant silver escutcheon, sling mounts, and brass-mounted ramrod with capped charge extraction screw: in later relined and refitted mahogany case with accessories including embossed powder flask, leather shot flask, circular brass cap dispenser, nipple key and Sykes patent shot dispenser, the interior of the lid with reproduction trade label, the exterior with shaped vacant brass escutcheon. London proof marks.