A Very Rare 40-Bore Second Model Seven-Barrelled Flintlock Volley Gun
Lot 486
A Very Rare 40-Bore Second Model Seven-Barrelled Flintlock Volley Gun
Sold for £18,000 (US$ 27,964) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Very Rare 40-Bore Second Model Seven-Barrelled Flintlock Volley Gun
By Henry Nock Of London, Circa 1787
With rebrowned barrels sighted and with a rib along the top, plain tang grooved for sighting, flat bevelled lock (small area of pitting) stamped with crowned broad arrow Ordnance mark beneath the pan, figured butt (minor repair, split behind the lock) with pineapple chequered grip, brass mounts of service pattern comprising rounded scroll side-plate, butt-plate and trigger-guard, brass ramrod-pipes, the forward one with ramrod-retaining spring, and iron ramrod, probably original (some screws replaced), Ordnance proof marks
50.8 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • One hundred seven-barrelled guns of this pattern, intended for sea service, were ordered by the Naval Depot at Chatham in October 1787. For further information see Howard L. Blackmore, British Military Firearms 1650-1850, 1961, pp. 91-93, pl. 31; and D.W. Bailey, British Military Longarms 1715-1865, 1971, p. 65, no. 72
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