1 inch bore, 15.5" barrel, no S/N. A fine diminutive brass-barreled snap bayonet flintlock blunderbuss by the renowned London maker, Henry Nock. This is an unusually delicate and refined flintlock blunderbuss, a custom order possibly for a young man or lady. Action is signed H. Nock. British proofs on the left flat of brass barrel. The brass triggerguard is of typical English form, with pineapple finial.
General condition is very good. The lock is in good condition throughout with all original small parts. The cock screw is an old replacement. Action is crisp. The brass barrel has a excellent honey colored patina throughout. The snap bayonet has some rust (easily removed), and the spring mechanism has been reinforced at a later date. The brass tipped ramrod is a later replacement. The stock would rate fine with considerable original finish throughout, and a few minor storage dents. Altogether an excellent and particularly attractive small blunderbuss, dating around 1780.
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