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1830s Nock Percussion Pistol

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"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.

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