Engraved MANTON Antique BACK-ACTION Perc. Pistol
Gold and German Silver Banded Mid-19th Century English Pistol
Here we present an antique engraved Manton Percussion Pistol, made Circa 1840 by John Manton Gunmakers of 6 Dover Street, London, England. There were two Manton brothers, John was the elder and Joseph was the younger. John was born in 1752, and after his apprenticeship, set up shop in London in Piccadilly. John Manton was active in London from 1781 to 1834. He began making percussion weapons in 1825. The firm used the name “John Manton and Son” from 1820, though his son George Henry Manton had joined him in 1814. After John’s death the family continued to operate the business into the late 19th century with some slight changes in the name. Among the apprentices he trained in gunmaking are famous names such as William Greener and John Blanch, along with his famous brother, Joseph Manton.
The overall condition is near fine. The twist pattern remains visible on the barrel. The engravings and markings are clear. The walnut stock is in great shape. The bore is smooth and clean. The action is excellent. A really nice mid-19th Century pistol!
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Barrel is 8-3/4 inches.
Caliber: .53 (.537)
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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