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A Fine Cased Pair Of 38-Bore Flintlock Box-Lock Pocket Pistols By John Manton, London, Circa 1790

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Estimate: £0
Price realised:  £8,400
ca. US$14,573
Lot number 110*, Views: 7

With turn-off barrels each with an engraved band of chevron ornament at the rear, one barrel numbered '1', border engraved actions signed on oval panels set within finely engraved martial trophies, engraved blued thumbpiece safety-catches also locking the steels, blued top jaws, screws, steel-springs and rollers, finely figured walnut butts with bevelled edges, blued folding triggers framed by engraved garlands, silver escutcheons engraved with owner's crest, a bearded man's head on a wreath, and nearly all their original finish: in original lined and fitted mahogany case with accessories including three-way flask stained in imitation of tortoiseshell, London proof marks 5 3/4 in. (14.6cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Antique Firearms from the W. Keith Neal Collection
Date of the auction: 10 Nov 2005
Address: Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]