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Hi all,
Thanks for the comments good and bad. Here is a bit more info. Ed Good. The gun I can assure you was not made in Belgium, the action work was done by Gary Hibbert one of the finest actioners this country has produced. The barrels were made by Peter Higgins for those that do not know his name go on the Greener website and look at the Damascus barrel guns he made all of them. All the work on this gun has been done by guys at the top of their trade. My partner and good friend in this business Luke Bromley has put a lot of work into this gun he will be stocking it. Click on the link to take a look at the pictures of Luke's amazing work, Luke was the last apprentice to serve under David McKay Brown.



https://www.facebook.com/luke.bromley.9828/photos

Ed, you posted a link to the real Manton. Joseph Manton. for information only John and Joseph were brothers and were equally talented Joseph was actually Johns apprentice before striking out on his own, Joseph`s guns were of course works of art but he had a good promoter of his goods in Col Peter Hawker, there are many collectors out there who believe John was every bit as good as his brother. As for trotting out a famous name I do not see anything wrong with that Purdey, Boss and Hollands have kept their names going for years John and Joseph Manton were the godfathers of the British gun trade so why not bring them back? Our aim is to produce high end guns that will hold their own with the best out there, we have five other guns in production with lots of other things planned including a four bore single barrel damascus gun and a double rifle. The gun originally posted was numbered 18341 to mark the year Manton past 1834 and 1 for the first of many guns. Have a great day everyone we will post more things as we move along.

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barrel, wishing you all the best in your new venture to recreate the best of the best...ed


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eeb, please define "righteous gun"...

Difficult to define because it’s a matter of personal taste. I know it when I see it.

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Originally Posted by barrel browner
Hi all,
Thanks for the comments good and bad. Here is a bit more info. Ed Good. The gun I can assure you was not made in Belgium, the action work was done by Gary Hibbert one of the finest actioners this country has produced. The barrels were made by Peter Higgins for those that do not know his name go on the Greener website and look at the Damascus barrel guns he made all of them. All the work on this gun has been done by guys at the top of their trade. My partner and good friend in this business Luke Bromley has put a lot of work into this gun he will be stocking it. Click on the link to take a look at the pictures of Luke's amazing work, Luke was the last apprentice to serve under David McKay Brown.



https://www.facebook.com/luke.bromley.9828/photos

Ed, you posted a link to the real Manton. Joseph Manton. for information only John and Joseph were brothers and were equally talented Joseph was actually Johns apprentice before striking out on his own, Joseph`s guns were of course works of art but he had a good promoter of his goods in Col Peter Hawker, there are many collectors out there who believe John was every bit as good as his brother. As for trotting out a famous name I do not see anything wrong with that Purdey, Boss and Hollands have kept their names going for years John and Joseph Manton were the godfathers of the British gun trade so why not bring them back? Our aim is to produce high end guns that will hold their own with the best out there, we have five other guns in production with lots of other things planned including a four bore single barrel damascus gun and a double rifle. The gun originally posted was numbered 18341 to mark the year Manton past 1834 and 1 for the first of many guns. Have a great day everyone we will post more things as we move along.

Paul;

Thank you for delineating the craftsmen working on the 20 SLE. And many thanks for the reference to Luke Bromely's facebook as I viewed all this photos (more than a 100); and the studying of those photos was an education in of itself on stockmaking--and the tools that I could see he had made. Luke's photos of the very old Dickson round action trigger plate mechanism are priceless. You can tell that he apprenticed under David McKay Brown by how clean and orderly his shop and benches are.

Kindest Regards;
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"One swallow does not make a summer" remember Boxall & Edmiston they started with a big fanfare, top end gun making has a very limited clientele with more established makers waiting to fill their needs.


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Rome was not built in a day, I am happy to put my all into it and give it a try rather than sit on the side lines thinking about what could have been. There are many things being planned behind the scenes at John Manton and Son, only time will show if we are a success or not.

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Best wishes to all involved, and another "thank you" for the link to Luke Bromley's pictures. They are absolutely priceless.


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Originally Posted by barrel browner
Rome was not built in a day, I am happy to put my all into it and give it a try rather than sit on the side lines thinking about what could have been. There are many things being planned behind the scenes at John Manton and Son, only time will show if we are a success or not.
Best wishes on the venture, regards


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Originally Posted by barrel browner
Rome was not built in a day, I am happy to put my all into it and give it a try rather than sit on the side lines thinking about what could have been. There are many things being planned behind the scenes at John Manton and Son, only time will show if we are a success or not.

The world is made by those who try. Wishing you the very best of success in this new venture.


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