A Superb Pair of Flintlock Officers Pistols by Nock.
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15” overall, 9 ¼” 16 bore barrels: octagonal Nock’s Patent breeches, to round barrel engraved with a starburst, top flats of breeches engraved ‘H. Nock London’, barrel tangs florally engraved. Flat stepped locklpates engraved ‘Nock’, swan necked cocks plain with chamfered edges. Waterproof pans, rollers to frizzen springs, plain walnut full stocks with semi slab sided butts, single side nails. Gilt brass furniture comprising trigger guards with pineapple finials, 2 ramrod pipes, horn tipped ramrods with worms. Barrels retained with round pins, in their original block leather holsters.
These pistols although severely plain are of the highest quality, pistols and holsters are in mint condition.
Henry Nock London appointed gunmaker in ordinary to King George III 1789, died 1804