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Historic Boxed Pistol Sets - Pirate Treasure27-145 DENIX
Our Price: $118.99

"Pirate Treasure" Box Set
Set features full-size, non-firing replica Pirate Flintlock pistol, replica pirate treasure map in a handmade wood presentation box.

KEY FEATURES which include a Non-fireable design, functional lock mechanism, and accurate detailing
make this decorative replica a valued piece of nautical folk history.

Overall Length:
Barrel Length: 7-3/8"
Weight: 1.5 lbs.

Collection is set in a handmade wood presentation box with walnut finish and hidden brass hinges measuring 14.5" x 7.25" x 2.5"

These deluxe non-firing models have been faithfully reproduced in weight, feel and handling characteristic of the rare and expensive originals. This perfect gift set comes assembled, ready for display in your home or office.

These classic model guns are made of zinc with polished wood stocks. They cannot withstand excessive misuse or dry-firing and cannot be disassembled.

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Historic Boxed Pistol Sets - Pirate Treasure

Arrrrrggh Matie this set includes a replica pirate treasure map (10.5"x13.5"), our best selling pirate pistol with skull and crossbones on the handle and simulated gold and silver doubloons (6). The Pirate collection is set in a beautiful handmade wood box measuring: 14.5" x 7.25" x 2.5".

Pirates and their Pistols
Unlike the rifles, pistols seemed to be a pirate's best friend. In most pictures of pirates, it is clear that a number of pistols were carried by each pirate. In most pictures of BlackBeard, at least a half dozen pistols, assumed loaded and ready, can be seen in his sash.

Flintlock pistols were so called because the lock uses a flint to strike sparks into the priming pan when the trigger is pulled. A small amount of gunpowder in this pan is ignited, which in turn ignites the main gunpowder charge in the barrel, firing the lead ball. Both the main charge and the ball were loaded from the front, or muzzle, of the barrel, after which the priming charge was poured into the pan – all very time consuming! Often the priming charge would burn but fail to ignite the main charge – whence the expression flash in the pan!

The butt had a rounded and sometimes metal base (known as a skull crusher butt cap) so the pistol could be used as a club once fired. Issued either singularly or in pairs, the sea pistol had an effective range of only 3 or 4 yards. It would be fired and then thrown away to hopefully be retrieved after the fight.

Pirates of the 18th century carried pistols similar to this French flintlock in their raiding exploits. As such skirmishes rarely included time-outs for reloading, a cutlass would accompany the pistol. Decorated with a skull and crossbones, this non-firing replica is great for the piratically inclined!

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