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Joseph Manton 12 Ga SXS Shotgun Holles St., London

This is one of the famous Manton double percussion shotguns marked “JOSEPH MANTON & SON, HOLLES STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE, LONDON” on the barrel rib and “JOSEPH MANTON & SON, PATENTEES” on the lock plates. It bears serial number 15457, has 28” barrels choked Full and IM, lock plates have scroll engraving with geometric bordering while the tail pipe and front guard tangs are pineapple motif and the rear guard is a folate motif as is the butt plate tang and finally the upper tang is filled with scroll work. The hammers are scowl engraved in relief. The stocks are very nicely figured walnut and checkered (crossover at the wrist) with double borders and a silver shield monogram plate is inlayed at the top of the wrist. Platinum blow out plugs are on either side of the double claw patent breech. Only hints of the Damascus figure can be seen through an even brown patina except under the forend where is can be seen clearly (please see photos for barrel markings) while on the locks there is one small patch of case color behind the right fence and otherwise they are an even brown patina with scattered oxidation spotting. The right recessed hammer face is a recent professionally made replacement as is the mainspring and its forward anchor pin. The stock just forward and below the lock plate has likewise been repaired as it had been damaged by the original mainspring having taken leave of its moorings. The rest of the stock is also sound with about 85% of what may be original finish with scattered light to moderate handling marks. The barrels ring though the bottom rib is slightly raised just to the rear of the key lug. The bores have about 25% scattered patchy mild pitting and would grade Antique Very Good or better. The tapered wood ramrod seems to be contemporary to the shotgun. A really nice old chap that was treated well both before and after he had a bit of trouble and is now fit and ready. If you have questions please email us at tangoyankee_llc@yahoo.com This will be listed on Gun Broker the evening of January 29th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 01-25-18A--18-06-01

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