Denix 5309 reproduction of a French 3 barrel flintlock pistol from the 18th. C., made of metal and simulated engraved wooden grips with simulated mechanism of loading and firing.
The flintlock pistols had the blistering of a flint or flint stone, which when the hammer was triggered, it produced the spark that ignited the gun powder.
All these pistols required the manual recharge of their ammunition after each shot. This 3 barrel pistol could should 3 times without reloading.
The ammunition, which was introduced through the mouth of the barrel, consisted of gunpowder, projectile and paper wad, which served as a cap to keep the two previous ones compressed inside the barrel.
These pistols were used as self-defense weapons until the middle of the 19th century.
Their effective range was short and often they were used as a complement to a sword or knife.
Flintlock pistols were prone to many problems compared to modern weapons, due to moisture or accidental shots.
In combat, usually flintlock pistols were used for a single shot, since the method of reloading was very slow and it was not usually time enough to recharge.
Therefore the fighters after firing were forced to draw their sabers or swords or to use the pistol as a blackjack, since the circumstances did not allow to recharge them in time.
Using this 3 Barrel flintlock pistol made it more possible to still live after the shooting.
Relive with the historical reproduction of this DENIX pistol the best battles of the eighteenth century!
Length 30,5 cm