Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2249: Joseph Manton Percussion Shotgun with Gravitating Safeties

Auction Date: June 23, 2022

Rare Engraved Joseph Manton Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun with Gravitating Safeties

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Rare Engraved Joseph Manton Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun with Gravitating Safeties

Manufacturer: Manton
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 13
Barrel: 31 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 239
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured in circa 1817 as a patch lock gun, this gun was converted to use conventional percussion caps during its working life by another renowned London gunmaker, Samuel Nock. Rib signed “JOSPH (sic) MANTON. LONDON”. The underside of the barrels with London proof marks and barrel maker’s mark “CL” (for Charles Lancaster). Flat locks each with foliate and serpent engraving, signed “JOSEPH MANTON PATENT”, and gravitating safety stops for the hammer. 13 7/8" LOP. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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