A Very Rare Cased Pair Of 15-Bore Flintlock Duelling Pistols
Lot 641*
A Very Rare Cased Pair Of 15-Bore Flintlock Duelling Pistols
By John Manton, London, No. 1992 For 1793
Sold for £ 15,000 (US$ 19,736) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Very Rare Cased Pair Of 15-Bore Flintlock Duelling Pistols
By John Manton, London, No. 1992 For 1793
With rebrowned twist octagonal sighted scratch-rifled barrels each signed along the top flat at the breech (signatures refreshed) and engraved with a line of feathering behind the back-sight, silver fore-sights, gold-lined touch-holes, border engraved tangs each decorated with a martial trophy and foliage, signed flat bevelled detented locks (cocks repaired) with gold-lined semi-rainproof pans, blued safety-catches also locking the steels (top of one repaired) and rollers bearing on a ramp on the blued steel-springs, the interior working parts retaining much original blued and burnished finish, figured full stocks (minor old bruising, fore-ends with very minor slender old splits) stamped respectively '1' and '2' behind the barrel tangs and with chequered swelling flat-sided butts each characteristically carved behind the tail of the lock-plate, bright steel trigger-guards each with spur secured by a screw on the bow, engraved with a martial trophy and with pineapple finial, turned ramrod-pipes, set triggers, and original horn-tipped ramrods (some light wear and areas of rust patination): in contemporary lined and fitted mahogany case (some damage and repairs, keyhole escutcheon missing, lid lining with some moth damage) with accessories including brass-mounted three-way flask covered in leather (damaged) stained in imitation of turtle shell, the exterior with circular brass escutcheon engraved with owner's monogram 'CMR' and incorporating a flush-fitting brass carrying handle, London proof marks
26 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Literature
    D.H.L. Back, Great British Gunmakers: The Mantons 1782-1878, 1993, p.20
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