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Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1465. An antique Scottish Ram's horn all steel Highlander's flintlock pistol made by the famous gunsmith NOCK of LONDON. Lock plate engraved NOCK. Barrel engraved on top LONDON. This is a very rare Highland dress pistol and is engraved overall. Henry Nock was a gunsmith in London from c.1740 to 1804, and was followed by his nephew Samuel Nock who worked circa 1805 -1852. He became well known for making this type of all steel Highlander's pistol. Round barrel approx 6 inches long, terminating in a fluted muzzle. With its correct all steel ramrod, bore approx .45. Flat sided typical all steel grips engraved with thistle motifs to each side. Showing hardly any signs of use or wear. Complete with its original spring steel belt hook, ball trigger and original steel pricker screwed into the butt. Good condition and working order. This is the type of pistol that would have been carried by a wealthy Scottish Highlander for personal protection and at special occasions wearing the full Highland dress, during the mid 19th century. Action in good working condition. King George 4th of England was painted wearing this style of pistol when he visited the Royal Highland pageant in Edinburgh at the invitation of Sir Walter Scott in c.1822. A very scarce Scottish pistol with nice engraving and in good untouched condition with all parts original. Ref 1465. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card. Established 1968.