A rare full-stocked flintlock duelling pistol made by H. NOCK of London. Circa 1795-1815. The lock plate engraved with the makers name H. Nock. Henry Nock had a workshop in London circa 1741-1804. He was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period. Well known as an excellent gunsmith and as supplier to the military and civilian markets. Henry Nock made fine pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty and was appointed as gun maker to the King of England. Fitted with a sliding safety to the lock, this pistol is also fitted with an adjustable set-trigger for use when duelling. The 9 inch heavy octagonal barrel of approx .69 calibre, fitted with a V rear sight at the breech and silver bead fore-sight. Silver oval escutcheon engraved G.H. Finely chequered grip, engraved trigger guard. Wooden ramrod (missing it's tip). Some minor dings and scratches during it's working life. Nice crisp action with very strong spring. Overall length 15 inches. A rare pistol. Ref 4383.
This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.
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