A 12 BORE FLINTLOCK PARK RIFLE BY NOCK, CIRCA 1770-75 A 12 BORE FLINTLOCK PARK R…
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A 12 BORE FLINTLOCK PARK RIFLE BY NOCK, CIRCA 1770-75

A 12 BORE FLINTLOCK PARK RIFLE BY NOCK, CIRCA 1770-75 with browned sighted barrel rifled with nine grooves, stamped with a single London proof mark and the initials ‘HN’ beneath a star under the breech, fitted with blued back-sight, case-hardened breech inlaid with a gold line and gold-lined vent (probably an early association), engraved case-hardened tang decorated with foliage, stepped bevelled lock signed beneath the pan (refreshed), fitted with bevelled cock (associated) and blued steel spring, figured walnut full stock, carved with a raised scallop moulding behind the tang, engraved brass mounts comprising butt-plate decorated with foliage inhabited by a bird, trigger-guard with acorn finial and decorated with a rococo bouquet on the bow, plain trigger-plate, three ramrod-pipes and early steel ramrod (refinished throughout), 86.5 cm barrel Provenance Peter Dyson, 2011

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A 12 BORE FLINTLOCK PARK RIFLE BY NOCK, CIRCA 1770-75

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