"The engraving on this gun is fantastic. It's seen a little wear and tear, but the mechanism's in amazing shape for its age. You could probably still fire it."



  • Fact 1: This pistol was built by the Nock company in the 1830s as protection for English travelers from thieves and brigands.
  • Fact 2: The high caliber and concealed nature of this style of gun earned it the nickname "The Man Stopper".
  • Fact 3: Taking advantage of the newly-invented percussion firing cap, this gun would have been capable of firing in inclement weather (unlike its flintlock predecessors).
  • Fact 4: Henry Nock's firearms became highly respected for their reliability and performance. His company would go on to supply the Royal Navy's weaponry.
  • Fact 5: Percussion guns were popular from their invention in 1830 until the advent of modern cartridge ammunition in the late 1850s.

So pretty much the pawn star guys ripped off the guy who brought the gun.