A Fine Cased Pair of 24 bore Duelling Pistols

Ref: 449

Price: £???

Maker: John Manton

Date: 1797

Each pistol with 10 inch octagonal rebrowned sighted barrel with gold inlaid “MANTON-LONDON” on the top flat, single gold line at the breech, platinum touch hole replacing the original gold lining, engraved tang, plain signed flat bevel edged detented lock with semi rain proof pan, safety slide locking both the cock and the steel, roller frizzen, well figured walnut full stock with the butt chequered except for plain flats on the sides, oval wrist escutcheon with family crest, iron furniture including trigger guard with engraved bow depicting trophies and pineapple finial, horn tipped ramrod, London proof marks; in their original mahogany case lined in green baize with full compliment of accessories including a red leather covered three way flask, ball mould, “dog bone” turn screw, spring cramp and loading rod, the interior of the lid with maker’s trade label, the exterior with circular brass carrying handle.

Literature: “The Mantons:” by Neal and Back page 72