View Full Version : info on manton dubbel barrel
September 14, 2010, 04:46 PM
i have an old dubbel barrel with exposed hammers the only thing it says on it is between the barrels manton lundon fine damascus.does any one have any info please.
UPDATE: we did find Proof marks on bottom side of barrels, that indicate gun was made in Birmingham.
still need any info you can give me. thanks
September 14, 2010, 05:29 PM
Google "Joseph Manton "
September 14, 2010, 05:33 PM
Can we get a picture?
One thing is that it most likely has a Damascus barrel meaning you would NOT want to use, nor would it be safe to use modern shotgun shells from your local Wal Mart.
September 14, 2010, 06:16 PM
I suggest you ask the folks at http://doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbthreads.php
Their specialty is collecting and shooting antique Damascus barreled shotguns.
I can tell you from my own experience that the shotgun you have was probably not made by the famous Mantons. Although if made in England, it could be a very high quality fake.
September 15, 2010, 10:04 AM
Manton & co
trade name on belgium shotguns 1900. Not to be confused with joseph manton
manton joseph & son
arms makers in london england 1835. Before then it was joseph manton est 1795. He maintained a calcutta india branch from 1840-1877
yours seems to fall into the latter
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