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 the expression flash in the pan! Pirates of the 18th century carried pistols similar to this French flintlock in their raiding exploits. As such skirmishes rarely included time-outs for reloading, a cutlass would accompany the pistol. Decorated with a skull and crossbones, this non-firing replica is great for the piratically inclined!
This replica pistol is NON-FIRING and cannot be made to fire real ammunition. You must 18 years of age or older to purchase.
California and Kansas: To comply with state law, residents purchasing a replica pistol must also order a frame or presentation box with the weapon. Each replica pistol we sell has a pine display frame option for $10 if no other display frame or box is selected from our website.
New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico: Post- 1898 replica firearms cannot be shipped to these locations (NY and PR have some exceptions).
Canada: Replicas of flintlock, percussion, and cap and ball weapons are the only replica firearms that can be shipped to Canada.
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