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Case - Pair of Pistols, Henry Nock, London. Percussion, 1780s-1790s Object 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 45 mm (Height), 244 mm (Width)

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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
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped at breech "H. Nock (L.H. side) London (R.H. side.)"

Birmingham proof marks.
Model Name/Number: Pocket
Maker: Henry Nock (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain, 1780s-1790s
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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