Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 34: English Manton & Company Percussion Musket with Sling

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $950 - $1,600

English Manton & Company Percussion Musket with Sling

Manufacturer: Manton
Model: 1861
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 75
Barrel: 38 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Catalog Page: 12
Class: Antique

Post front and notch rear sights, with a pair of crossed scepter proof stamps on the left side of the chamber. The lock plate is marked "MANTON & Co/ LONDON & CALCUTTA" below the fenced bolster. Brass pistol grip trigger guard, with a set of unknown markings. Smooth straight grip stock, with a brass forearm tip, spring loaded bayonet clip, iron ramrod with brass pipes, black leather sling and a brass buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Good, with a mixed brown and gray patina on the barrel and lock plate, areas of moderate to heavy pitting and scattered handling marks. The stock is very good as repaired, with patches of replacement wood and filler, pressure dents and scratches. Sling is dry and cracked. Mechanically good.

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