Pirate Flintlock Pistol Non-Firing
Our Pirate Flintlock Pistol is a replica of Flintlock pistols that 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"! 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.
For Decorative Purposes Only
Functional Lock Mechanism
Overall Length: 13.875 Inches
Barrel Length: 7.375 Inches
Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz.
This is a non-firing copy of the original. This piece replicates the original in size, weight and appearance, and functions much like the original. However, this replica cannot be made to fire or part interchanged.
It is the customer's responsibility to check all local laws pertaining to an item before you place your order. We are not responsible for packages confiscated due to Customs inspections.
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