Lot #3543
Lot #3545

Lot 3544: Manton 8 Bore Hammer Dangerous Game Double Rifle

Rare Manton & Co. 8 Bore Double Barrel Jones Patent Rotary Underlever Hammer Dangerous Game Rifle

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3544: Manton 8 Bore Hammer Dangerous Game Double Rifle

Rare Manton & Co. 8 Bore Double Barrel Jones Patent Rotary Underlever Hammer Dangerous Game Rifle

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized:

Rare Manton & Co. 8 Bore Double Barrel Jones Patent Rotary Underlever Hammer Dangerous Game Rifle

Manufacturer: Manton
Model: Side by Side
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 8 Bore
Barrel: 26 inch
Finish: blued/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 283
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in circa 1880, with blued steel barrels respectively signed “MANTON & CO. GUNMAKERS TO H.R.H. THE” and “DUKE OF EDINBURGH KG. LONDON & CALCUTTA”, and with broad file cut matted rib with doll’s head extension, rear sight of one standing and three folding leaves calibrated to “300” yards and each with platinum inlaid center line, and large ramp mounted bead front sight with protective shoulders. Action with carved percussion fences and back action non-rebounding locks each signed “MANTON & CO.” The breech ends of the barrels, the action, locks and furniture engraved with small scroll and double line borders. The barrels and action are struck with London black powder proof marks. Figured walnut pistol grip stock with rubber recoil pad, checkered grip and forearm, the last with lever latch. The underside of the butt with blank silver oval initial escutcheon and sling eye, the corresponding sling eye mounted beneath the barrels. Weight: 16 lbs 10.8 oz. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

Rating Definition:

Barrels retaining near 95% reblacked finish turning to plum in places, signature clear. Rifling frosted. Front sight replaced. Action and locks cleaned bright, some scattered pitting, signatures clear. Stock refinished, some handling marks throughout, checkering well-defined, forearm wood professionally replaced. Mechanically very good.



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