"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! Often the priming charge would burn but fail to ignite the main charge - whence the expression "flash in the pan!" The original of this particular flintlock pistol was made in England in the 18th century. This non-firing version is accurately detailed - a great costume or conversation piece.
This is beautiful non-firing replica pistol with fully working mechanisms.
Functional lock mechanisms
Authentic weight and detailing
Overall Length 36 cm
Weight 0.550 kg
Price QualityAaronGood quality for a fair price. This items looks the part, prompt delivery, well packaged and all round very good. I will most definitely use this site again, perhaps for one of those nice looking Winchester rifles next.
Price QualityParfI payed for the English flintlock blunderbuss 18th C steel G1219 on Monday morning and it arrived the next morning. It is a very authentic looking pistol and I will be proud to tuck it in my belt when entertaining kids on the Matthew based in Bristol Docks. I look forward to my next purchase from Southern Swords.
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