Austrian Flintlock With Gunmetal Grey Finish
Flintlock is the general term for any firearm based on the flintlock mechanism. Introduced about 1630, the flintlock rapidly replaced earlier firearm-ignition technologies, such as the matchlock and wheel lock mechanisms.
"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 - hence the expression "flash in the pan!" This non-firing version is accurately detailed on the original from the 18th century - a great costume or conversation piece.
This is beautiful non-firing flintlock replica pistol with fully working mechanisms.
These reproductions made by Denix are from some of the rarest flintlock models in history.
The left handed version were designed to be drawn and fired with the left hand, leaving your right hand free to wield a cutlass.
Placing the lock on the left side prevented the lock from snagging on clothing when drawing from your belt.
Each features an engraved lock and butt plate.
Features: Left-Handed, Gray finish Length: 15.5" Weight: 2 lbs.
Functional lock mechanisms
Authentic weight and detailing
Crafted by dedicated craftsmen at Denix in Spain
A great for costume accessory or collection item
Made of quality wood and metal
Makes a unique decorator item and conversation piece
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