English Henry Nock Brass Barrel Deck Gun With Spring Bayonet

Henry Nock, England, circa 1790-1810, brass barrel deck gun (blunderbuss) with spring bayonet to the top of the barrel. 14 inch turned brass flared muzzle barrel, with a bore diameter of 5/8″ (.58 cal.) expanding to 1 and 5/16 inches. the 12 1/2″ triangular bayonet is mounted to the top of the barrel, with a spring release system, being released from the keeper located at the back of the barrel above the front of the lock. Percussion lock, marked “Henry Nock”, converted from flintlock in the 1835-1840 period. The walnut stock shows almost all of it’s original finish and color, with only very slight shrinkage from age, with no damage. The barrel, brass engraved trigger guard, and brass butt plate also show a very nice and original aged patina finish throughout. The bore is in excellent condition. Lock functions correctly with a strong spring and a crisp trigger. Original ramrod in place supported by two brass barrels mounted below the stock. Lock and bayonet show some pitting from age and also from being a sea service arm. Spring mechanism for the bayonet also functions correctly and is very strong.  1 of 600 issued to the Royal Navy. Very good condition overall.

Antique. No PAL required.