In 1779, James Wilson approached the Board of Ordnance with a formidable weapon – a 7-barrelled volley gun. Wilson’s design would be manufactured by London gunmaker Henry Nock, whose name the gun subsequently took. The Nock Volley Gun saw service with the Royal Navy for around 20 years, although just how effective they were is a matter of some debate!
Check out Matt’s accompanying article about the Nock Gun, here: http://armourersbench.com/2020/01/11/nock-volley-gun
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