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Identified Cased Nock Pistols

Auction:
2856M
Lot:
38
Sold for:
$5,843$4,750

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Auction:
Sale #2856M - 2856M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 30, 2015 4:00PM

Description:

Identified Cased Nock Pistols, c. early 19th century, walnut stocks with checkered grips, engraved iron fittings, tail of the lockplates engraved with foliate designs, and marked H. NOCK under the pans, octagonal damascus barrels marked on the top H. NOCK. LONDON. GUNMAKER TO HIS MAJESTY, wooden ramrods with horn tips, wooden case with green velvet lining, containing a bullet mold, key, powder measure, and a cleaning rod/ball starter, marked on a brass plate on the top of the box MAR'QUIS OF WORCESTER/1ST. LIFE GUARDS, case wd. 8 3/4, ht. 2 1/2, lg. 17 3/8 in.

Provenance: From the collection of the Valley Forge Historical Society.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Stocks have a few light dings and nicks, the barrels retain about 80% of the damascus, with some light pitting near the vents, the locks function properly, case has a few dings and nicks, and some of the velvet is worn.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

LONDON, Gunsmiths