A Crisp Percussion Pocket Pistol by S. Nock of London. With octagonal turn-off barrel, signed ’S. NOCK LONDON’ along the top-flat, the barrel slightly loose, the barrel numbered ‘2’, profusely engraved box-lock action, blued flip out trigger, fitted with sliding safety catch, engraved dolphin hammer, profusely engraved butt-cap with trap, swelling walnut butt. In very good condition overall retaining much original finish. London proofs.
Samuel Nephew of Henry, apprenticed to uncle, 1791; free of Gunmakers Co., 1800. Took Livery, 1820. Elected Assistant, 1833; Master, 1836. Gunmaker, Hawkesbury Pl., Walworth, 1804; 180 Fleet Street,. 1806-22; 43 Regent Circus, 1823-52. Appointed Gunmaker in Ordinary to George III, 1805; George IV, 1822; William IV, 1830; Queen Victoria, 1837.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Bore: 50 Bore
Barrel Length: 1.5 Inches (3.81 cm)
Overall Length: 5.75 Inches (14.60 cm)