"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
Barrel Length 22 cm
Overall Length 38 cm
Weight 0.570 kg
Price QualityPaulWell made quality item. Looks the part. Mechanism is strong. Metalwork is well made.
Price Qualityrebel1861Just got my item which was delivered very quickly. love the look and feel of the gun also looks very realistic. very glad i purchased it from Southern Swords and would recommend them to anyone interested in purchasing a gun etc. as far as i am concerned i will be very happy about buying another item from them in the future, many thanks, Southern Swords.
Price QualityBack From The Dead RedJust received my first Flintlock Pistol, It beautifully made and really looks convincing which as a pirate storyteller it means I am up close with the public so things have to be as accurate as possible whilst also being safe as there is always someone who will want a closer look. I would also like to thank southern swords for there quick delivery I purchased the weapon on Friday night and it was in my hand by 7am Monday morning. I will be ordering another pistol shortly to complete my look and I know I will also purchase other items in the future yours faithfully Cherrie aka Back From the Dead Red