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H4775 Gun, 'duck foot' percussion pistol, volley gun with four splayed barrels, issued to Royal Navy officers and called 'early mutiny and riot pistol', metal, made by Henry Nock, gunsmith, London, England, 1790-1840. Click to enlarge.

'Duck foot' percussion pistol made by Henry Nock

Made
  • c 1790
Gun, 'duck foot' percussion pistol, volley gun with four splayed barrels, issued to Royal Navy officers and called 'early mutiny and riot pistol', metal, made by Henry Nock, gunsmith, London, England, 1790-1840

A multi-barrel splayed pistol where each barrel was fired simultaneously hoping for hits on multiple people in a crown such as in a riot or mutiny. Each barrel is stamped with a crown and a 'V".

Summary

Object No.

H4775

Object Statement

Gun, 'duck foot' percussion pistol, volley gun with four splayed barrels, issued to Royal Navy officers and called 'early mutiny and riot pistol', metal, made by Henry Nock, gunsmith, London, England, 1790-1840

Physical Description

Gun, 'duck foot' percussion pistol, volley gun with four splayed barrels, issued to Royal Navy officers and called 'early mutiny and riot pistol', metal, made by Henry Nock, gunsmith, London, England, 1790-1840

A multi-barrel splayed pistol where each barrel was fired simultaneously hoping for hits on multiple people in a crown such as in a riot or mutiny. Each barrel is stamped with a crown and a 'V".

Dimensions

Depth

232 mm

Production

Made

  • c 1790

Source

Credit Line

Gift of H V Vernon, 1946

Acquisition Date

18 November 1946

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Duck foot' percussion pistol made by Henry Nock 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2021, <https://ma.as/240877>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/240877 |title='Duck foot' percussion pistol made by Henry Nock |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=17 October 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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