A pair of approximately 40 bore flintlock duelling pistols by John Manton circa 1790 with iron mounts and full stocks. The sighted twist re-browned barrels with gold line touch holes are signed Manton London, numbered 12**. These pistols have been well reconverted back to flint. The butts of flatted bag shaped form, the locks with semi-rainproof pans and swan necked cocks, signed Manton. The barrels are scratch rifled.
Condition: Very good as partially refinished. The barrels are well re-browned. The locks have been case hardened and the steel finish guards have their original finish which is contemporary: the stocks barring one or two edge knocks and dents are in good condition commensurate with use.
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