A Cased 22-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
Lot 276
A Cased 22-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,385) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Cased 22-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
By Joseph Manton, London, No. 6393 For 1814
With rebrowned twist sighted barrels engraved along the broad elevated rib 'Joseph Manton's New Improvements by His Majesty's Patent', recessed patent breeches engraved with a sporting trophy between and each with water-drain and platinum-lined touch-hole, tang engraved with a martial trophy and foliage, signed border engraved flat bevelled locks (cocks old replacements) each decorated with a trophy on the stepped tail and with rainproof pan and roller bearing on a ramp on the steel-spring, and signed patent steels (refaced), figured half-stock with chequered grip, iron mounts comprising butt-plate (some wear and rust patination) engraved with foliage on the heel tang, border engraved trigger-guard decorated with a trophy on the bow, trigger-plate with pineapple finial pierced with a rectangular water-drain, rear ramrod-pipe with pineapple finial, and brass-mounted ramrod (engraving refreshed in places): in contemporary lined and fitted mahogany case with some accessories including Sykes patent powder-flask with pigskin-covered body and G. & J.W. Hawksley leather shot-belt, the interior of the lid with maker's trade label for circa 1810-19, the exterior with flush-fitting brass carrying handle centred on a circular brass escutcheon, Birmingham proof marks
77.6 cm. barrels

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