John Manton, London. Extremely rare late flintlock-era 19-bore double barrel sporting gun with vertical sear locks, ca. 1825 - Price On Request

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John Manton, London. Extremely rare late flintlock-era 19-bore double barrel sporting gun with vertical sear locks, ca. 1825.  Weight: 5 Lbs. 15 oz.  Stock Dimensions 14 ½”x 1 3/8”x 1 ½”x 5/16” cast-off. Superb 30” Damascus barrels with excellent bores (.628”/.628”) and bright, stepped-in, patent breeches. Rare vertical sear locks with the bar tucked in beneath barrel rails at the breech making this gun scarcely wider than a percussion gun when viewed from above. Lock pans have concave bottoms and the pan covers are self-priming. Newly relined frizzens throw a real shower of sparks and the ignition time is extremely fast (none faster!). Stocked for rising birds with built in elevation so the game is always in sight. This gun will still consistently place 40% of a 1 oz. load of #6 shot on a 22”x 32” sheet of paper at 43 yds. using a 2 ¼ dram load of Goex fffg powder (muzzle velocity 1100 ft/sec). Overall some light, uniform, corrosion of the locks with mounts and barrels largely spared. Mechanically absolutely perfect with nice “oily” locks! Period case with trade label and some accessories.