A Fine Percussion Pistol by Manton & Son, London. With sighted octagonal barrel, decorated with a band of engraving at the muzzle and at the breech. Fitted beneath with a swivel ramrod. London proofs. Foliate engraved breech with pierced platinum plug. Beautifully engraved box-lock action, decorated with bands of geometric design and scrolling foliage, the top of the frame excreted with a shield surrounded by foliage, signed within an oval to the left, fitted with a sliding safety, cock decorated en suite, deeply chequered walnut butt with engraved silver escutcheon, dated 1823.
Manton & Son
Gunmakers, 6 Dover Street, Picadlly, 1815-78. Originally John & George Henry Manton; Became George Henry & Gildon Manton, 1834-54; Gildon Manton, 1854-6. Mrs Gildon Manton with Charles Coe (sometimes shown as John Manton Son & Coe or John Manton & Co.), 1856-67. Gunmakers to Prince Albert.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 2.5 Inches (6.35 cm)
Overall Length: 7. 5 Inches (19.05 cm)