Denix Trompblon, England S.XVIII 1094
Reproduction of a metal and wooden spark machine with simulated loading and cooking mechanism.
Spark blades were generally very short, with cannons less than 60 cm long, at a time when the course of a musket was more than 90 cm. The ignition mechanism was based on a flint or flint, which triggered the hammer and caused the spark that ignited the gunpowder.
For all these blunder buttons the ammunition had to be loaded by hand, which was inserted after each shot through the muzzle of the barrel. Usually the rifle was loaded with a single lead bullet, although it could also be used with several smaller bullets (bullets).
This blunderbuss, which was used in the 18th century as a precursor to the shotgun, was very inaccurate, so it was useful for approaches, during naval battles, where the battles took place remotely. In addition, these weapons were used for a single shot, because the loading method was very slow and there was usually no time to reload it. Consequently, after the shooting, fighters were forced to draw their swords or use them as blackjack, as conditions did not allow them to reload in time.
Did you know that the Musketeer Phortos used a blunder bus in the 2011 film The Three Musketeers of 2011?
Relive the authentic battles of the S. XVIII with the historical reproduction of this DENIX trabuco!
Dimensions: 74 cm
Weight: 2,100 g
Period: Historical weapons S.XVI-XIX
Type of collection: Blunderbuses
Avothea Gent is the recommended reseller of Denix replicas in Belgium.