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Old September 14, 2010, 03:46 PM   #1
dozer dan
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info on manton dubbel barrel

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

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Old September 14, 2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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Google "Joseph Manton "
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Old September 14, 2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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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.
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Old September 14, 2010, 05:16 PM   #4
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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.
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Old September 15, 2010, 09:04 AM   #5
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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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