Nock 1st Model Naval Volley Gun, 1 of 500

.50 caliber, 20" barrel, no S/N. An extremely rare and most desirable first model military flintlock 7-barrel volley gun (one of 500) by Henry Nock, marked Tower with GR. Untouched condition throughout. The bolted lock with goose-neck cock is well marked with {crown} / GR and Tower. The goose-neck cock and frizzen appear to be the original, and aside from the cock screw, which is a period replacement, the lock is untouched. Seven barrels British Board of Ordinance proofs. Brass furniture includes sideplate triggerguard and buttplate all with age-browned patination.


The walnut stock is in fine condition with old varnish and remarkably few dents, considering this arm was used for sea service throughout the Napoleonic Wars. The lock has a deep aged brown patina. Jaw screw and frizzen have minor pitting throughout, characteristic of sea service and salt corrosion. The barrels have minor pitting throughout, once again from sea service. This extremely rare British military arm retains its original ramrod. One of the better Nock volley guns offered for sale in many years. This first model is a collector's prize, whether one fancies oddities or British military arms. 

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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