JOSEPH MANTON, LONDON
A 15-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN, serial no. 4918,
for 1809, with 30in. barrels, raised top-rib signed 'JOSEPH MANTON, LONDON' (rubbed but legible), the breech-blocks with rectangular platinum poincons originally marked 'JOSEPH MANTON, LONDON' but now one absent, the other partial, flambé needles engraved to rib-end, fully scroll engraved top-tang inhabited by martial and scientific trophies, flat, slightly curved bevel-edged partially recoloured locks with stepped and clipped tails, refreshed 'JOSEPH MANTON, LONDON' signatures below the rainproof pans, rollers to the frizzen springs, border engraving to the frizzen fronts, Manton style ring-necked cocks, walnut half-stock with traces of chequering to wrist, iron furniture (heavily rubbed) and period worm-tipped ramrod
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