DENIX NAPOLEON'S DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL - FRANCE-Â 1806
Item no:Â 1026
Early modernÂ S.XVI-XIX
Design inspired by original.
Replica of Napoleon's double Barrel flintlock pistol.Â Made of metal and wood, with simulated loading and firing mechanism.
THE GUN DOES NOT FIRE
This two-barreled pistol was manufactured in Saint-Etienne by Jean-Baptiste Gribeauval in 1806 by express order of the Emperor Napoleon I, and bears his badge on the handle.Â Napoleon used it as a traveling pistol and as a double barrel it offered a clear advantage against his opponents, due to the slow reloading process of other spark pistols of the time.
Flintlock pistols had a flint stone which, when activated, produced a spark that ignited the gunpowder. These guns had to be reloaded manually after each shot.
Flintlock guns, one of the most used firearms by pirates in the eighteenth century. Flintlock pistols had a flint stone which, when activated, produced a spark that ignited the gunpowder. These guns had to be reloaded manually after each shot.Â The ammunition, which was inserted through the muzzle of the barrel, consisting of a powder, taco shell and paper.
In combat, these weapons were usually used for a single shot, as the reloading method was very slow, and there was usually no time to reload.Â Therefore, the fighters were forced to draw their sabers or swords or use the pistol as a club after firing, since the circumstances did not allow it to be reloaded in time.
Avothea Gent is the recommended reseller of Denix replicas in Belgium.
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