Nock 6 Barrel Flintlock

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Henry Nock was a highly respected and very talented British gunsmith, who manufactured a wide variety of arms including military muskets for the British Army. He is probably best known on the internet for his 7-barreled volley gun (which fires all seven charges simultaneously), intended for naval ship boarding operations. This particular gun resembled that volley gun design, but is actually a self-priming flintlock pepperbox. Its cluster of 6 barrels is manually rotated, allowing the used to fire six separate shots before needing to reload. The priming mechanism and lock bear a remarkable similarity to the Collier repeating flintlocks, and it is suspected that this system was developed by Artemis Wheeler of the United States.

Related:

Collier Revolving Flintlocks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9Km5KaeO7I
Ferguson Breechloading Flintlock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ODhQmE2OqY
Interview with Jonathan Ferguson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhRoaISinwA
Allen & Thurber Pepperbox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnirpFYdqrs
Girardoni Combat Air Rifle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dZLeEUE940

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