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Lot 450: H. NOCK & CO, LONDON A 48-BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF TAP-ACTION OVER-UNDER OVER-COAT PISTOL, no visible serial number,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
H. NOCK & CO, LONDON
A 48-BORE FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF TAP-ACTION OVER-UNDER OVER-COAT PISTOL, no visible serial number,
circa 1810, with plain 2 7/8in. re-blued barrels numbered ''2'' and ''3'' respectively (frozen), false rifling at the muzzles, borderline engraved slab-sided London proved brass boxlock action, the centre panels engraved with a stand of flags on the left hand side containing an oval signed ''H. Nock & Co.'', the reverse with a martial trophy containing a ribbon signed ''LONDON'', iron tap with engraved boss, central hammer with sliding safe to the top-tang also locking the frizzen, walnut slab-sded butt (cracked and expertly repaired on left), oval silver escutcheon to wrist engraved with a monogram and guarded trigger