Tuesday, 30 April - Monday, 13 May 2024

A fine early19thC .18 bore muzzle loading percussion double barrel sporting gun, by John Manton & Son, London, in baize lined fitted mahogany case.

Realised: $1,500 plus premium

Current Bid $1,500 (41 bids, reserve met)
Bidding for this lot has now closed

This lot is now closed 13 May 7:02 PM (NZST)

Buyer premium and GST is additional to your bid.
All bids are subject to our buyer terms and conditions

Lot Details

With figured walnut half-stock, with steel butt-plate engraved with pheasants, trigger-guard with game dogs, acanthus and pineapple finials , engraved steel pineapple forend tip, a vacant gold escutcheon at the grip, signed "John Manton & Son' to action plates. The damascus barrels with concave midrib, resoldered at the muzzle, later brass tipped wooden ram rod. In baize lined fitted mahogany case with recessed ring handle to the top, with leather powder flask. Bearing original label for ‘John Manton & Son, Gun Makers to the Royal Family, 6 Dover Street, London’. #11304. NLR Footnote: Manton began producing percussion guns in 1825, he died in 1834, leaving the business in the hands of his son. During this period, only the very best quality guns were sold as ‘John Manton & Son’, the lower quality work being sold as ‘Manton’ or, later, ‘J. Manton & Co’. Among the apprentices trained in gunmaking by John Manton are famous names like: William Greener and John Blanch; and his famous brother, Joseph Manton (for whom James Purdey worked as a stocker). His business was located at 6 Dover Street, Piccadilly from 1781 until 1878.