Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 2,350
Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 3028. A fine cased English 6 shot bar-hammer Transitional Percussion Revolver. Approx .40 cal. The 5.5 inch barrel engraved with the makers name S. Nock Piccadilly London. Circa 1845-1855. Samuel Nock was the nephew of famed innovative gunmaker Henry Nock and served as an apprentice under him. He was also an accomplished gunmaker and worked through the transitional period from flintlocks to percussion systems. He served as a royal gunmaker to the English monarchy from King George III in 1805 up to Queen Victoria starting in 1837. He died in 1851. Decorative engraving to the side plate, bar hammer and butt-cap. Finely chequered grips. Complete in it's original wooden carrying case containing a copper powder flask, steel bullet mold (one leg doubles as a ramrod), cap tin and brass tipped wooden clearing rod. Overall length of the pistol 12 inches. The green baize lined case measures 14 x 6 inches with a brass plaque to the lid. The action in good working order and in excellent condition retaining some of it's original blued finish. A development from the pepper-box was the transitional revolver. This weapon uses the same action but with one barrel attached to the front of a pepper-box cylinder. Guns of this type saw use in the Mexican War as an alternative to the Colt revolver, most notably by General Winfield Scott. During the Mexican-American War (April 25, 1846 – February 3, 1848) U.S. forces under General Winfield Scott entered Mexico City and raise the American flag over the Hall of Montezuma, concluding a devastating advance that began with an amphibious landing at Vera Cruz six months earlier. A fine example of an English percussion transitional revolver in its original case retaining much of its original finish. Ref 3028. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card. Established 1968....Read full description
MakeRef 3028. A fine cased English 6 shotTransitional Percussion Revolver
Modelby S . Nock. Circa 1845-1855.
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