Reproduction of flintlock pistol in metal and wood with simulated loading and firing mechanism.
The flintlock pistols had the bladder of a flint or flint that, when the hammer was activated, produced the spark that lit the gunpowder. All these guns required manual charging of their ammo after each shot. The ammunition, which had been introduced through the mouth of the barrel, consisted of gunpowder, bullets and paper balls, which served as a cap to keep the two previous compressed inside the barrel.
These guns were used as self-defense weapons until the mid-19th century. Their effective range of action was short and were often used as a complement to a sword or a knife. The flintlock pistols were subject to many problems compared to modern weapons, due to damp or accidental blows.
In combat, these weapons were usually used for a single hit, as the charging method was very slow and usually there was not enough time to recharge. Therefore the fighters after the shot were forced to pull off their sabers or swords or use the gun as a blackjack, since circumstances did not allow them to be recharged in time.
Relive the best battles of the eighteenth century with the historical reproduction of this DENIX gun!