1084 Denix dueling pistol
Reproduction of the dueling flintlock pistol manufactured by the craftsman master of Versailles, Boutet in 1810.
These pistols required the manual recharge of their ammunition after each shot.
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.
Contrary to the cases of duels with swords, the use of these weapons equaled opponents, since they were in the same conditions when shooting.
These duels were developed by the will of one of the parties by cause of an insult to his honor. The target was generally not to kill the opponent, but to achieve "satisfaction", for example by restoring one's honor by putting life at extreme to defend it. In many countries, duels were not recognized as a legal way of saving honor, so the duelists used to doing this in secluded places and almost always at dawn.
You can relive the most exciting honor duels with this historical reproduction, the 1084 DENIX pistol!
Materials: Metal and wood with simulated mechanism of loading and firing.
Dimensions: 38 cm
Weight: 770 g
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