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MarkEscaja 09-03-2020 08:24 AM

Manton Pistol
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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?

Dean Romig 09-03-2020 09:32 AM

Looks like a modified long gun.


MarkEscaja 09-03-2020 12:29 PM

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..

Harry Collins 09-03-2020 01:38 PM


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?


MarkEscaja 09-03-2020 02:17 PM

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The pictures are attached. Hope this helps. Thanks!

Harry Collins 09-05-2020 08:20 AM


The tang and hardware are different than what I've seen on Manton's for sale. Though a shotgun you can see the difference


Dean Romig 09-05-2020 09:00 AM

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.


Brian Dudley 09-06-2020 08:13 AM

An original pistol would not have those sort of lines. It is a cut down long gun.

Drew Hause 09-06-2020 06:17 PM

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

Harold Lee Pickens 01-09-2021 03:18 PM

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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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