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Shotgun - John Manton, London, Flintlock, 1803 Object Reg. No: ST 021815

Summary:
Double barrelled shotgun 19 gauge .625. Side by side twist steel barrels 32 in. (813 mm) long. Flintlock.

Made by John Manton, London, serial number 3983, 1803.
Description:
Platinum touch holes, wide and narrow gold breech band. Watertight flash pan with fence, walnut stock extends to 21 in. (533 mm) from the muzzle tipped with ornamental tail pipe, chequered grip, cheek piece on left hand side, wooden ramrod.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: shotguns british
Themes this item is part of: William Cole Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952), Arms Collection
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Stamped on locks "MANTON" barrel rib inlaid in gold "MANTON* LONDON". Barrels numbered 3983 (three places), London proof marks.
Maker: John Manton (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, 1803

Traded as John Manton 1781-1814, then as Manton & Son.
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], D. Back, W. Neal, The Mantons: Gunmakers, Herbert Jenkins, London, 1967, 80 Pages

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