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.
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Henry and Samuel Nock
Weight is 6 lbs.
Pull is 14".