Italian Percussion Pistol Replica - Pewter
The original of this pistol was made in Brescia, Italy in about 1825. This non-firing version is accurately detailed and shows typical Italian craftsmanship. It is a great costume or conversation piece.
Italian Percussion Pistol Replica - Pewter by Museum Reproductions
Flintlock pistols 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 comes the expression flash in the pan!
Made by Denix, this full size replica is hand crafted of wood and cast metal parts. Flintlock functions, but non-firing. Perfect for pirate, steampunk and other costuming. Overall it is 15 inches long.Item Number: FX-FD1013G | Approximate Size (Inches): 15.00 wide x 4.00 deep x 8.00 high | Approximate Shipping Weight: 3.00 lbs.