Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 9508. A scarce double Barrelled brass frame English Tap Action Flintlock Pistol, made by H. Nock of London, circa 1780-1810. Henry Nock (1741–1804) was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith and a major supplier to the military during the Napoleonic wars. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made fine pieces for the British aristocracy and Royalty and was an appointed gunmaker to the King. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword, a company which today makes razor blades and other equipment, and until very recently made ceremonial officer's swords for the the armed forces of the world including the British Army. Engraved on one side of the lock plate "H.Nock" and on the other side "LONDON". Plain bag shaped walnut grips, the barrels screw off. Sliding top safety. The two position tap fitted to the side of frame. Very crisp proof marks to underside of the brass frame. Small piece of wood restored in one side of the butt, otherwise in good condition and in working order. Overall length 6.5 inches. A good example of the type of double barrelled flintlock pistol carried for personal protection during the last quarter of the 18th century. Ref 9508.This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom.
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