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H. Nock Screwless Carbine

.69 caliber, 25" barrel, no S/N. Brown finish with case colored lock and breechblock. The stock of excellent tiger-striped walnut with brass mounts, and brass patchbox. This extremely rare saddle ring carbine has the classic Nock screwless lock, well marked H. Nock. The barrel with octagonal breach and round barrel. The stock of Baker rifle type with long saddle ring bar and Baker type patch box. An extremely rare flintlock screwless lock military saddle ring carbine by H. Nock of a type made for the Duke of Richmond, but never adopted by the British military due to its expense. In virtually pristine original condition throughout. Nock screwless lock was championed by the Duke of Richmond for its ease of maintenance and excellent utility, however, these were quite costly to make.

Condition:

The walnut stock is excellent. The lock retains considerable original case colors. Action is crisp and excellent. Remarkably the barrel retains nearly 100% of its glossy Damascus brown. The breach retains much original case coloring. The triggerguard and buttplate are in excellent condition. All the screws on this carbine are in excellent condition and show little to no evidence of having been turned. The saddle bar is bright, as is the original ramrod. The stock is superb with none of the usual storage dents found on British semi-military weapons. The forward ramrod pipe has an extremely small casting flaw, measuring approximately 1 millimeter, exposing the ramrod. The gun appears to be unused and possibly only test fired. As good a specimen of this extremely rare carbine as anyone could possibly wish for.

Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$8,225
09/12/2018

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