Fall 2023 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction
November 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!
FINE CASED PAIR OF JOHN MANTON FLINTLOCK BOXLOCK SCREW BARREL POCKET PISTOLS WITH ACCESSORIES. EX. W. KEITH NEAL COLLECTION
One of the 1 7/8″ turn off barrels is unmarked, while the other is marked “1” to match the same number on one boxlock action. The other is marked “2” & “3”. Actions with London proofs have centrally hung reinforced cocks, frizzens with external springs, semi-waterproof pans, folding triggers and sliding safetys that engage at half cock and also lock frizzens. Actions are engraved with line and some feather borders. Left sides are engraved “MANTON” in ovals, rights “LONDON”. Both ovals are in a field of small arms and floral highlights. European walnut flat sided bag grips are uncheckered. Silver crest plates are each engraved with the head of a bearded man.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Pistols are housed in their original figured mahogany case with pendular hook and key lock closure. Bone key escutcheon is teardrop shaped. Case is lined in green cloth and contains a fine array of original accessories including small tortoise shell lacquered three cavity flask, nutcracker ball mould marked “38”, small walnut handled turn screw and a steel barrel wrench. Case also contains some old flints, balls and W. Keith Neal Collection medal number “C16”.