||shotguns british, forgeries
|Themes this item is part of:
||Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, Joseph Manton, Gunmaker, London (1766-1835), William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
||ARMS & ARMOUR
||Barrel bears a seal inlaid in gold marked "crown/JOSEPH MANTON, PATENT", stamped on lock "JOSEPH MANTON. LONDON", numbered 4625 on barrel (two places) and guard bow.
||Mr Joseph Manton, London, England, Great Britain
||Thomas Manly (Gunmaker), London, England, Great Britain, circa 1920s
Manly was known for producing fraudulent examples of the work of noted English gunmaker, Joseph Manton.
||Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
REFER SUNDAY PRESS, MARCH 19, 1989, P. 19