Manton, Joseph - (Arms Gunsmith England)

Manton, Joseph - (Arms, Gunsmith, England) Late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British gunsmith deemed one of the greatest gun-makers of all time. His improvements to the flintlock included the elevated rib above the barrel, the gravitating stop, and the recessed double breech. Many features of the double-barreled shotgun have not changed since Manton's time. His brother, John, was also a great gunsmith.

British Gunmakers: Vol.2: Birmingham, Scotland & the RegionsBritish Gunmakers: Vol.2: Birmingham, Scotland & the Regions 

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