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Unread 09-03-2020, 08:24 AM   #1
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I inherited a MANTON percussion pistol. Upon taking the barrel off, I found “London Fine Twist” on one side and multiple markings on the other.
I attached a few pictures. Can anyone shed some light=ght on what I have?
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Looks like a modified long gun.






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Thanks for the reply. I was wondering if this is a true Manton or a cheap reproduction using the Manton name, considering the markings on the gun itself..
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Mark,

I agree with Dean. The Manton pistols I've seen on the internet show a more robust curve in the pistol grip. Manton lochs had three vertical pins behind the hammer from what I can see. Do you have more pictures? Below, above, both sides?

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The pictures are attached. Hope this helps. Thanks!
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Mark,

The tang and hardware are different than what I've seen on Manton's for sale. Though a shotgun you can see the difference https://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...n_id=101354491

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Is there a picture available of a Manton shotgun with a pistol grip? That was one of the main issues that I based my previous comment on.





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An original pistol would not have those sort of lines. It is a cut down long gun.
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The proof marks are Belgian - it's a low quality knock-off complete with a 'JM' mark. Bore is 17.2 mm = .677" = 15 gauge
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I have a J Manton Co. 20 ga hammer gun marked London Fine Twist--Belgian gun I believe from the proof marks. I shoot and hunt with it regularly.
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