A Flintlock Duelling Pistol by H. Nock

An Elegant Flintlock Duelling Pistol by H. Nock, London.
£3,250.00

ID: 5099

An Elegant Flintlock Duelling Pistol by H. Nock, London. With sighted, swamped octagonal barrel, with Nocks patent breech, with single gold line and gold touch hole, beautifully engraved tang. Stepped, bevelled lock, signed ‘H.NOCK’ below the pan, fitted with a sliding safety catch and set-trigger, full-stocked in walnut (old repair to fore-end) with characteristic chequered flat-sided grip, engraved steel mounts comprising trigger guard, decorated with foliage on the bow and pineapple finial and turned ramrod pipes, horn tipped ramrod. 


NOCK Henry

New pattern lock rejected by Ordnance in 1770. Gunlock smith. Made set of gauges for Gunmakers Company Proof House, 1781. Free of Gunmakers Co., by redemption 1784. Took Livery, 1795. Elected Assistant, 1798; Master 1802. Appointed Gunsmith-in-Ordinary to George III, 1789. In celebration of King's health recovery, displayed at Ludgate Hill 'an Imperial Crown, beautifully ornamented and very rich illumination of coloured lamps' (St. James's Chronicle, 25 April 1789). Made 7-barrelled rifled and pistol for Prince of Wales, 1790-2 (Royal Collection at Windsor Nos 154, 203). Contractor to Ordnance, 1771-1804; East India Co. (and Royal East India Volunteer Regt.) made 7 barrel guns, 1780; screwless lock 1786; wall piece, 1788; Duke of Richmond's Musket, 1792; Royal Horse Artillery Pistol, 1793...succeeded by James Wilkinson. 


Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA. 


Dimensions:

Bore: 28-Bore

Barrel Length: 10 Inches (25.40 cm)

Overall Length: 15.5 Inches (39.37 cm)

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