This 18th Century English Flintlock Pistol is great for re-enactment, and duels.
Flintlock pistols were so called because the lock uses a flint to strike sparks into the priming pan when the trigger is pulled. A small amount of gunpowder in this pan is ignited, which in turn ignites the main gunpowder charge in the barrel, firing the lead ball. Both the main charge and the ball were loaded from the front, or muzzle, of the barrel, after which the priming charge was poured into the pan, all very time consuming
This non-firing version is an accurately detailed replica made from an imitation varnished wood and antiqued metal. A great costume, or conversation piece.
Functional Lock Mechanism
Antiqued Finish For Decorative Purposes Only