Object Title

Flintlock military volley gun - Pattern 1780 Nock Volley

Flintlock military volley gun - Pattern 1780 Nock Volley

Date

1780

Object Number

XII.478

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 916 mm; barrel length: 515 mm (20.25 in.) Weight: 12 lb 3 oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none

Calibre

.510 in

Associations

Notes

These volley guns, designed by 'Captain James Wilson' of the Royal Marines were introduced for naval service in 1779, Henry Nock being given the contracts for their manufacture.