Flintlock Duelling Pistol 1810 France - 1084/NQ - Denix

£72.00 £80.00

This is a replica of a Versailles Duelling Pistol from France in 1810. The flintlock pistols had the blistering of a flint or flint stone, which when the hammer was triggered, produced the spark that ignited the gun powder. All these pistols required the manual recharge of their ammunition after each shot.

When duels occurred, the use of these weapons meant opponents were equalled since they were in the same conditions when shooting. The aim of the duels was generally not to kill the opponent, but to achieve "satisfaction", for example by restoring one's honour by putting life at extreme risks to defend it. In many countries, duels were not recognized as a legal way of saving honour, so the duelists used to do this in secluded places and almost always at dawn.

Approximate specifications are as follows: 

Material:
 Brass, Steel, Wood
Weight: 0.74kg

At Raven Forge we sell replica firearms manufactured before the year 1860 in accordance with UK law, still, due to the nature of the product, you must be over the age of 18 to buy this product. You must also live here in the UK, we cannot ship this overseas as customs would have an actual fit. This is not a toy, it's a replica.