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A New repoduction of The NOCK Volly Gun !!!
« on: August 19, 2020, 12:20:45 PM »
A New repoduction of The NOCK Volley Gun !!!

The Nock gun was a seven-barrelled flintlock smoothbore firearm used by the Royal Navy during the early stages of the Napoleonic Wars. It is a type of volley gun adapted for ship-to-ship fighting, but was limited in its use because of the powerful recoil and eventually discontinued. It became well known through Sharpe's Rifles  television dramas, & books.

A Very GOOD Friend of Mine (& Sir Michael ) PETE SHEERAN  [pic 2] has just finished His New repoduction of The NOCK Volley Gun  :applaud :applaud  According to Pete, 1 final thing is left = FIRING some VOLLEYS  :bl th up :bl th up - But that Must wait for a while  ::) ( extreme  Fire Danger in His region  :Doh!  [BTW = the bbl.s have been "proof tested]



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Re: A New repoduction of The NOCK Volly Gun !!!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2020, 12:23:47 PM »
I Do NOT think I'd want to be on either end of that bad boy!

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2020, 01:35:34 PM »
Pete does some fine work, hope he brings it to Monroe this year!
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2020, 06:30:21 PM »
I see it was proof tested, but are they regulated?  (that's a joke).
Caliber?
Seems like he built a 4 bore wall gun a ways back.  I thought that was pretty cool.
And Doc, personally, I would love to give that Nock gun a test firing.  There are a whole lot of pounds of scrap iron on the front of that gun (the barrels) that should hold it down pretty good.

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2020, 07:06:47 PM »
I see it was proof tested, but are they regulated?  (that's a joke).
Caliber?
Seems like he built a 4 bore wall gun a ways back.  I thought that was pretty cool.
And Doc, personally, I would love to give that Nock gun a test firing.  There are a whole lot of pounds of scrap iron on the front of that gun (the barrels) that should hold it down pretty good.

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John, don't know what bore the wall gun is but it takes a 1&1/8" diameter ball
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Re: A New repoduction of The NOCK Volly Gun !!!
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2020, 09:45:22 PM »
Pete does some fine work, hope he brings it to Monroe this year!

When he test fires that Volly Gun he may set a new record for arriving at Monroe in record time... :lol sign

Seriously, that's a piece of workmanship for sure!  Just the other night I watched an episode of Sharpe's Rifles with the "Volly Gun" in it...  :hairy
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2020, 09:47:37 PM »
Would love to see a video of him shooting it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2020, 09:55:40 PM »
I want to shoot it!

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2020, 11:31:53 AM »
The barrel assembly consisted of a group of six, 19 13/16 inch long, .52 caliber barrels, grouped around a seventh center barrel. The vent arrangement allowed all barrels to fire at once. The breech end of each barrel is marked with a crown above crossed scepters and three ramrod guides hold the steel ramrod. In 1787 another one hundred of these guns were produced for the Ordnance.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2020, 11:47:39 AM »
Jack, Any idea what that thing weighs?
Can you imagine what a squad of fellows equipped with those guns could do?  WOW, quite some carnage.
My guess would be that was used mainly in boarding another ship.  Would think it could be fatal to a mast if three or four guys let loose on it at once.
That bottom picture is pretty cool.

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Re: A New repoduction of The NOCK Volly Gun !!!
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2020, 03:31:08 PM »
That is really neat, remember seeing one in the Alamo 1960

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2020, 05:02:50 PM »
That's exceptional recall. I always thought Richard Widmark (Jim Bowie) was carrying a Multi-barreled shotgun in that movie. Shame on me for not looking closer, I've probably watched it 50 times.
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2020, 05:27:53 PM »
Jack, Any idea what that thing weighs?
Can you imagine what a squad of fellows equipped with those guns could do?  WOW, quite some carnage.
My guess would be that was used mainly in boarding another ship.  Would think it could be fatal to a mast if three or four guys let loose on it at once.
That bottom picture is pretty cool.

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weight of 12-lbs & used in the rigging or fighting tops.
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2020, 08:57:59 AM »
Would love to see a video of him shooting it.


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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2020, 07:41:40 PM »
I can't imagine climbing the rigging toting that 12 lb monster, let alone firing it while on a rope.
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