JOSEPH MANTON A MOORE-ENGRAVED 20-BORE 'TRIBUTE' SINGLE-TRIGGER TRIPLE-BARRELLED PINLESS SIDELOCK / TRIGGERPLATE ACTION EJECTOR, serial no. 11502, 28in. nitro monobloc barrels, the rib gold-inlaid 'JOSEPH MANTON LONDON', 2 3/4in. chambers, bore approx. 1/4 choke in all, slender bolstered action with hold-open toplever, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, pinless lockplates with cocking-indicators, non-selective single trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, the action, lockplates and furniture relief engraved with bold acanthus scrollwork on a matted background, the lockplates with banners gold-inlaid with the makers name, the side-bolsters gold-inlaid 'TRIBUTE', the triggerplate signed 'G. Moore', bright finish overall, 15 1/4in. highly-figured semi-pistolgrip stock, weight 7lb. 10oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this prototype was completed in 2014. One further example has been built to date.