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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.
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
At Forgotten Weapons I think the most interesting guns out there are the most obscure ones. I try to search out experimental and prototype weapons and show you how they work, in addition to more conventional guns that you may not have heard of before. You’re much more likely to find a video on the Cei Rigotti or Webley-Fosbery here than an AR or Glock. So, do you want to learn about something new today? Then stick around!