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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - September 2021

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Sale A0921 Lot 731

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JOHN MANTON & SON, LONDON
A 20-BORE PINFIRE SINGLE-BARRELLED UNDER-LEVER SPORTING-GUN, serial no. 11557,
for between 1845-49 and converted by the maker from a 38-bore percussion rifle, with two-stage 29in. damascus barrel (spun down from full octagonal), traces of the Dover Street address to top-flat, blanked off rear-sight dove-tail, strongly flared single-bite Jones-type swing under-lever action, bar-action lock signed 'JNO MANTON & SON, PATENT' and engraved with a scene of stags within a border and scrolls, sliding safe behind the dolphin head engraved hammer, figure walnut straight hand butt-stock chequered at the wrist and heel, iron furniture including scrolled pistol-grip lower tang, carved and moulded lower action body and under-lever and short splinter fore-end with single barrel key



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Estimate £300-500

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament




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