Category: Sporting and Antique Guns

Antique and Collectable Guns

Christopher Proudlove Sporting and Antique Guns
A rare 16-bore side-by-side hammer action shotgun by London maker John Manton & Son, of Dover Street. It has a finely figured walnut stock and engravings of a hunting scene and was offered in a fitted leather case with an estimate of £2,000-3,000. Photo The Canterbury Auction Galleries

We breakfasted well: porridge, kippers, sausage, eggs, bacon, black pudding, toast and mugs of hot sweet tea. It was still dark when we piled into the back of the ancient Land Rover – guns, dogs, waterproofs, not forgetting the food hamper that contained our lunch (smoked salmon, fruit cake and sherry) – for the spine… continue reading »

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