Product Details: Flintlock Pirate Pistol- 18th Century
Flintlock Pirate Pistol – 18th Century. Flintlock pistols used as both military and self-defence weapons. Their effective range much shorter than a musket and frequently used in combination with sword or cutlass. The flintlock mechanism was first added to pistols in 1610 and by 1630 they started to become more common. The Parliamentarian cavalry known to use early forms of flintlock pistol during the English Civil War. They proved to be effective against the unarmoured musketeers but no match for the armour worn by both pikemen and cavalry. During the 1700’s flintlock pistols would be carried by army and navy officers, as well as more notorious characters such as pirates and highwaymen. The flintlock pistol remained popular until the middle of the 19th century when gradually replaced by the more reliable percussion cap pistol.
These Flintlock Pistol hand crafted in Italy. It features a real wood stock and cast metal parts with an antique finish. Although this item designed and manufactured with display in mind, the firing mechanism does work and the hammer can be released by pulling the trigger. It is not possible to make this item fire and it is not suitable for re-enactment. It is great for Pirate cosplay and fancy dress!
All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.
From a collection of reproduction swords available online also in our shop