Original British Victorian Six-Shot Percussion Pepperbox Revolver by Samuel Nock - Circa 1850

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an exceptional large Pepperbox revolver manufactured by Samuel Nock of London sometime between 1840 and 1852. Samuel Nock, the nephew and apprentice of legendary gun maker Henry Nock, is recorded to have had a shop at 43 Regent Street between 1823 and 1852. He was elected Master of the Gunmakers' Company in 1836 and held appointments successively to Kings George III in 1805, George IV in 1822 and William IV in 1830, and to Queen Victoria in 1837.

This excellent highest quality multi-shot revolver features fluted case-hardened barrels numbered from 1 through 6 along with crisp British proof marks, recessed nipples, rounded border engraved white-metal action and butt decorated with scrolling foliage, the former framing:

SAML. Nock
43 Regent Street


Wonderful case-hardened bar-hammer engraved with guilloche along the top, blued border engraved trigger-guard decorated with scrolling foliage, and blued trigger. Of particular note is a sliding safety seldom seen on these pistols. The grip is high quality walnut and fully checkered in crisp nearly mint condition with a silver escutcheon plate. The butt cap has a trap door storage area for additional percussion caps. Interestingly the pistol is equipped with a large belt hook on the left side for easy attachment to a waist belt indicating use by a military officer, very likely one in the Royal Navy, meaning this was one of the highest quality private purchase officer Pepper Box pistols available at the time.

Offered in overall excellent condition with much original finish and case hardening evident. Fully functional and mechanically sound, this large pepper box will be the pride of any 19th Century antique gun collection.

Year of Manufacture: Circa 1840-1852
Caliber: .435"
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder
Overall Length: 10.5 inches
Barrel Length: 4.75 inches
Action: Percussion Cap
Feed System: Breech-Loaded
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