Nock Volley Gun (789)

In 1780 the ordinance department ordered 500 of these seven barrel, Nock Volley Guns. The first 3 of these weapons were rifled, but it was found that the rifling was not necessary so all later models were smooth bore. There are 6 outside barrels located around a central barrel. The barrels are 20" long in .50 caliber. After removing the lock, the barrel section unscrews from the breech unit. The central barrel fires the outside barrels. There was another 106 made up after the Revolutionary War and delivered in 1788, these will have a double throated cock and standard frizzen spring. The original powder charge was 40 grains which I thought was very light but upon firing one of these guns with a 40 grain powder charge in each barrel the recoil is tremendous and when you think about 40 grains times seven barrels equaling 280 grains with seven .50 caliber lead balls which would be 3 1/2 inches of lead that is a tremendous charge, I did not shoot it a second time with the 40 grain charge.

789 Set of Lock Castings  $150.00  
789 AS Assembled Lock  $295.00  
789 LP •Lock Plate $19.95  
789 C •Cock  $19.95  
789 TJ •Top Jaw  $12.95  
789 F •Frizzen $19.95  
789 FS •Frizzen Spring $19.95  
789 T •Tumbler $12.95  
789 B •Bridle $12.95  
789 S •Sear $12.95  
789 SS •Sear Spring $12.95  
789 MS •Main Spring $19.95  
789 TJSX Top Jaw Screw $9.95  
789 LSS Lock Screw Set $19.95  
789 BP Butt Plate $29.95  
789 TG Trigger Guard   $29.95  
789 TR Trigger $9.95  
789 SP Side Plate $14.95  
789 SLSX Side Lock Screw (2 Needed) $4.95  
789 RT Rear Thimble $12.95  
789 MT Middle Thimble $10.95  
789 FT Front Thimble $15.95  
789 BA Barrel (7 Needed) $195.00  
789 BRP Breech Plug  (6 Needed) $9.95  
789 BRC Breech Casting $149.00  
789 TASX Tang Screw $4.95  
789 ST Stock  $150.00  
789 RR Ramrod (Steel) $49.95  
789 RR-S Ramrod Spring $12.95  
789 PARTS Parts Set with Set of Lock Castings $1995.00  
789 PARTSAS Parts Set with Assembled Lock $2150.00  

Included in a Set of Lock Castings.