Denix Replica 18th Century English Blunderbuss - 1094/L
AR221094L: Replica 18th Century English Blunderbuss, Brass
This reproduction of a flintlock blunderbuss is made of metal and wood with a simulated mechanism of loading and firing. This blunderbuss is reproduced with museum-quality detail and is a great choice for any discerning collector.
Blunderbusses were typically very short, with a barrel less than 24" long, compared to the musket's barrel length measuring more than 35". The firing mechanism is composed of a flint stone attached to a hammer which when the trigger is pulled, strikes a spark and ignites the gunpowder.
All blunderbusses required manual reloading of their ammunition, which was inserted through the mouth of the barrel after each shot. Usually, the weapon was loaded with a single bullet of lead, although also could be used with several bullets of smaller size (pellets).
Used by the pirates in the eighteenth century, the blunderbuss was very imprecise but was more useful in the approaches during the naval battles, where the combat was at a short distance. In addition, these weapons were used for a single shot, since their reload method was very slow and there was no time available to recharge it. Therefore the fighters after firing were forced to draw their sabers or swords or to use the firearm as a bludgeon.
- Museum-quality non-firing reproduction
- Wooden stock
- Length: 28.5" (73 cm)
- Weight: 4.41 lbs (2,000 g)