H. Nock 1786 Screwless Lock Flintlock Carbine

.75 caliber, 26" barrel length, no S/N. One of the rarest and most desirable British flintlock military arms is the model 1786 screwless lock flintlock carbine. This example is from the famous collection of Jac Weller, sold at Butterfield and Butterfield, SF. The screwless lock retains all its original small parts, and unique to this model is a flash pan protector stamped with {crown} / GR. The barrel has no fewer than 6 British proofs, including military acceptance stamps. The walnut stock has British Board of Ordinance acceptance stamps throughout and on side plate. Unique ramrod is original, marked D27 ("D" standing for Duke of Richmond). One of the rarest British military arms to be offered at auction in many years.


The triggerguard and buttplate are in crisp condition, with Mr. Weller's renowned grease protecting them. The walnut 3/4 stock is very crisp throughout. One minor age crack at lock screw. Barrel is in excellent condition with no significant pitting, and would easily clean to bright. Action is crisp as new.

Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000
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