~ A c1830-40 Henry Nock Percussion Cap Pistol ~
It is a caliber 0.38" top fire percussion pistols by Henry Nock, London, with a single recessed trigger and engraved plates, hammer cock and safety catch.
The metal frame of the pistol is decorated on both sides with engravings representing flags and drums.
The left hand side is named 'H-Nock' and on the right hand side 'London'.
The pistol has a pretty octagonal ribbed barrel and a sliding safety.
On the chamber are stamped a pair of crossed scepter proof marks.
It has a walnut sack butt with a blank silver escutcheon plate.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrels length is 1.8 inches (4.6 cm). The overall length of the pistol is 5.8 inches (14.6 cm).
The pistol weights 220 grams.
~ Condition ~
The pistol is in a average condition with wear signs.
The wooden grip had one crack which was fixed very well at that time (it looks like the grip was damaged and fixed quite soon after it was made). It has a chip on the top left hand side and some very small ones on the right side.
The metal work is in good order with some bruising on the barrel.
The trigger deploys fine but the percussion mechanism jams.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the pistol can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.