Denix Cavalry Flintlock Pistol - France - 1806

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DENIX CAVALRY FLINTLOCK PISTOL - FRANCE - 1806

Item no: 1011
Early modern S.XVI-XIX

DETAILS

Design inspired by original.

Replica of a cavalry flintlock gun from the Napoleonic period. Made with metal and wood. Has a mechanism to simulate loading and firing.

THE GUN DOES NOT FIRE

HISTORY

This pistol was originally manufactured in Saint-Etienne by Jean-Baptiste Gribeauval in 1806 by express order of the Emperor Napoleon I and carries his shield in the handle.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France between 1804 and 1815, consolidated and instituted several of the reforms of the French Revolution. He is considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses in history, the conqueror of most of Europe commanding highly successful campaigns, albeit with some equal defeats. His aggressive wars of conquest became the largest military operations known to date in Europe, involving numbers never seen in the armies 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 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. The ammunition, which was inserted through the muzzle of the barrel, consisting of a powder, taco shell and paper.

These pistols were used as self-defense weapons until the middle of the 19th century. Their effective range was short and often used as a supplement to a sword or knife. Spark guns were prone to many problems compared to modern guns, due to moisture or accidental hits.

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. 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.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 Brand

Denix

Type

Pistol

Hand

Right

Colour

Grey, gold

Length

35

Material 1

Wood

Material 2

Metal

Gun clappers pin No

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