Pirate 18th Century Non-Firing Flintlock Replica

In stock
SKU
C22-1012
$73.99

Item Description

The Flintlock Pirate Flintlock Pistol based on 18th Century French Design! This 13.5 inch rugged flintlock features a wood stock adorned with skull & cross bones and a steel finish barrel. This replica gun is a classic pirate collectible or accent piece and features working parts including the firing hammer and trigger.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 ll very time consuming! Often the priming charge would burn but fail to ignite the main charge whence the expression flash in the pan! Pirates of the 18th century carried pistols similar to this French flintlock in their raiding exploits. As such skirmishes rarely included time-outs for reloading, a cutlass would accompany the pistol. Decorated with a skull and crossbones, this non-firing replica is great for the piratically inclined! Overall Length: 13 7/8" Weight: 1 lb 4oz Barrell Length: 7 3/8"

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