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Lot 1357: Engraved Manton & Co. Boxlock Double Rifle in .450/400 NE

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Lot 1357: Engraved Manton & Co. Boxlock Double Rifle in .450/400 NE

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized:

Factory Engraved Manton & Co. Boxlock Double Rifle in .450/400 Nitro Express

Manufacturer: English
Model: Double Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 450/400 3 1/4"
Barrel: 26 1/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2098
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 305
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel with ramped, beaded blade front sight and three position rear sight (marked "100", "200", and "300") on the matted rear quarter rib, "MANTON & Co" and "LONDON & CALCUTTA" marked on the right and left barrels respectively along with "FOR CORDITE" and ".450/400. 3 1/4 CASE" on the same, single extractor, and period London nitro proofs. The casehardened boxlock action displays beautiful floral scroll engraving covering nearly the entire surface around the "MANTON & Co" maker's marks on either side. The engraving extends to the trigger guard and both tangs. The rifle features bushed firing pins, double triggers, and an automatic tang mounted safety switch with gold inlaid "SAFE". Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including the Anson button release and pistol grip stock with teardrop carved flats, engraved steel grip cap, cheekpiece, blank silver inscription oval, and red rubber non-factory recoil pad. Length of pull 14 5/8 inches. Weight 10 lbs 13 oz. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining 99% reapplied blue finish, mostly a darkened gray patina with some traces of case colors on the action, some scattered pitting especially in the wood junctions, and light handling evidence. The wood is also very good with some light scratching, chipping around the forend edges and the rear top tang, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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