A Flintlock Pocket Pistol by Manton of London.

A Scarce Flintlock Pocket Pistol by Manton of London.
£995.00
RESERVED
ID: 4763

A Scarce Flintlock Pocket Pistol by Manton of London. With round turn-off barrel, decorated with a geometric band where the barrel meets the frame, border engraved box-lock action, signed ‘MANTON’ on an oval surrounded by stands of arms, to the left and ‘LONDON’ on an oval surrounded by stands of arms to the right, profusely engraved sliding safety catch that also locks the pan, cock decorated with a serpents head, with slab sided walnut grip. 


MANTON

John, brother of Joseph, born 1752. Apprenticed to John Dixon, gunsmith, St. Martins Leicester, 1766; to William Edson, gunsmith, Grantham, Lincs, 1768. Served as foreman to J. F. Twigg. Gunsmith 6 Dover St., Piccadilly, 1781-1814. Appointed to Gunmaker in Ordinary to George IV, 1831. 


Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. 


Dimensions:

Bore: 34 Bore

Barrel Length: 1.5 Inches (3.81 cm)

Overall Length: 6 Inches (15.24 cm)

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