SPECTACULAR HENRY NOCK DOUBLE BARREL FLINT PISTOL, CIRCA 1790. inv # 01-17277
Cal. 25 Bore (approx. .577).
Dbl. bbl. flint pistol of the highest quality. 7″ Rnd. twist bbls. w/ brown striping including having central rib engraved “LONDON”. Patent breeches are inlaid w/ gold band & have gold lined touch holes. A stand of arms is engraved on the breech irons. Elegant lockplates have feathered edges w/ inwardly curved tails to match contour of stock. Unique cocks have a scrolled tail & are engraved en suite w/ beveled feathered borders. Stand of arms engraving at back portion of plates & “H NOCK” (Henry Nock 1741-1804) is under waterproof gold lined pans. Frizons are unbridled w/ patent rollers & have feathered borders. Iron trigger guard is very nicely finished & engraved w/ panoply of arms on bow w/ feathered border & stylized urn & pineapple finial. Finely engraved silver thimble, silver oval keyway escutcheons & void silver oval thumb plate complete furniture. The trigger guard & single iron thimble are fire blued. Wood ramrod has brass tip & fitted iron screw on other end. European walnut stock has wraparound checkering at wrist w/ zig zag border on top. Though Henry Nock was not as well known as a couple of his contemporaries such as Durs Egg, the quality represented here shows his ability to make the most elegant of firearms.