A Cased 16 bore Double Barrelled Percussion Sporting Gun

Ref: 597

Price: £2,950

Maker: Joseph Manton, s/n 3151

Date: circa 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).