Denix Napoleon's Double Barrel Flintlock Pistol - France - 1806

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DENIX NAPOLEON'S DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL - FRANCE- 1806

Item no: 1026
Early modern S.XVI-XIX

DETAILS

Design inspired by original.

Replica of Napoleon's double Barrel flintlock pistol. Made of metal and wood, with simulated loading and firing mechanism.

THE GUN DOES NOT FIRE

HISTORY

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. 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. 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. 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.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 Brand

Denix

Type

Pistol

Hand

Right, Left

Colour

Brass, Brown

Length

37

Material 1

Wood

Material 2

Metal

Gun clappers pin No

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