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Case - Pair of Pistols, Henry Nock, London. Percussion, 1780s-1790s Reg. No: ST 021877
- Cased pair of percussion pocket pistols, cal. 43 bore (.475). Made by Henry Nock, London, late 18th century.
- Screw off, smooth bore barrel 1 3/8 in. (35 mm.) long, overall length 5 1/8 in. (131 mm.) Rounded box lock with central hammer, folding trigger & sliding safety bolt. Chequered wooden grip with rounded butt, silver butt cap & monogram plate. Lock box engraved with flags & trophies.
Mahogany case lined with red velvet (not original), has James Purdey label inside lid. No accessories in case. Pistols supposed to have been converted from flintlock.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
|Dimensions:||45 mm (Height), 244 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||pistols british|
|Themes this item is part of:||Henry Nock, Gunmaker, London (1741-1804), William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952), Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ARMS & ARMOUR|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped at breech "H. Nock (L.H. side) London (R.H. side.)"
Birmingham proof marks.
|Maker:||Henry Nock (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, 1780s-1790s|
|Collector:||Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|