Denix Reproduction 1795 London Flintlock Pocket Pistol - 1098/L
AR221098L: Replica 1795 London Flintlock Pocket Pistol
This reproduction of a flintlock pocket pistol originally manufactured in 1795 London by Kumbley & Brum is made of metal and imitation ivory with a simulated mechanism of loading and firing. This pistol is reproduced with museum-quality detail and is a great choice for any discerning collector.
Flintlock pistols, one of the most commonly used self-defense firearms until the middle of the 19th century, had a flint or flint stone, which when triggered by the hammer produced the spark that ignited the gunpowder. All of these guns required ammo to be loaded manually after each shot. The ammunition, which was introduced through the mouth of the barrel, consisted of gunpowder, a projectile and a paper wad, which served as a cap to keep the two previous materials compressed inside the barrel. Flintlock pistols were made in a great variety of sizes and styles. The smaller ones were less than 6" long, fit in a pocket, and could easily be worn by women.
These weapons were generally used for a single shot during combat since the method of reloading was very slow and there was not usually time to reload. Therefore, the fighters were forced to draw their sabers or swords or to use the pistol as a bludgeon if they could not reload in time.
- Non-firing reproduction
- Imitation ivory handle
- Ornate detailing
- Length: 7.68" (19.5 cm)
- Weight: 0.93 lbs (420 g)