Nock 2nd Model Naval Volley Gun, 1 of 50

.50 caliber, 20" barrel, no S/N. An extremely rare and nearly pristine 2nd model flintlock 7-barrel British military volley gun from the famous Clay P. Bedford collection, exhibited Met Museum of Art early firearms of Great Britain and Ireland (#169, pg. 159 and 156), in pristine condition throughout. One of only 100 made by Henry Nock for the British Board of Ordinance. This 2nd model volley gun is not only an extreme rarity but also in remarkably fine condition. Exhibiting none of the usual sea service pitting, and an extremely fine stock. The flat lockplate with perfect markings {crown} / GR and Tower. All small parts are original and action is as crisp as it was when made. Barrel cluster has very legible British Board of Ordinance proofs, and marked H. Nock on right barrel.


Brass furniture comprising sideplate, ramrod pipes, triggerguard and buttplate in very fine condition. Barrels are in remarkable condition, for a sea service volley gun, with only extremely minor erosion in a few areas. Barrels appear to have old grease in recesses. The walnut stock is in excellent condition throughout, with only a few extremely minor dents, and visible British Board of Ordinance proof on right side. The ramrod appears to be original to the arm as well. The finest 2nd model Nock volley gun to be offered in memory, and with provenance from the Bedford Collection and the Met. Quite likely the best in America.

Estimate: $25,000 - $50,000
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