Original S. Nock Fowler

in 13 gauge restored by Bruce LePage

circa 1850

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This is a wonderful gun by a great maker that has been restored to it's original condition by Bruce LePage. Samuel Nock was the nephew of Henry Nock who was a famous inventor and engineer. One of Henry Nock famous guns was the seven barreled volley gun which was popular with the Navy and coach guards. Both men worked in London.

The 34" long barrel is 11 gauge now. It has been honed smooth inside and the outside has been refinished to bring out the damascus pattern. The wood has been cleaned and refinished without any sanding so it still shows the minor handling dents natural to it's age. The checkering may have been re-cut. The wood is very sound with only typical handling marks. The nosecap and entry thimble are German silver with the rest of the hardware being iron. The lock and breech have been re-case hardened and show beautiful colors. The ramrod is original with both tips intact. The lower tip has a threaded cap that covers a wad puller and the front tip is damascus to match the rest of the barrel.  Overall an exceptionally nice gun for any collection or to take to the range. Very light and well balanced. The pictures will tell you more.

For more info on Henry and Samuel Nock click here.  

Weight is 6 lbs. 14 oz.  Pull is 14".

$3300