LEWIS AND CLARK FLINTLOCK FRAMED SET This frame set commemorates the 200th Anniversary of Lewis and Clark's exploration of the Northwest Territory (1803-1806). Set features a French Flintlock pistol, which closely resembles the style carried on their journey across America. The 1800 French Cavalry flintlock pistol is handsomely mounted on our deluxe wood frame with our lion shield pistol hangers. Set is adorned with an engraving of them on their trip and a brass identification plaque. Frame size: 18" x 7".
1801 FRENCH CAVALRY FLINTLOCK PISTOL
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!
This piece is a reproduction of the Model 1801 Napoleonic era Pistol which was originally manufactured by the Arsenal at St. Etienne. The original of this particular flintlock pistol was made for the French cavalry at the end of the 18th century. This classic Lewis and Clark style replica flintlock features a full length wooden stock. It also features a working action. The hammer cocks, and the trigger releases the hammer. It is constructed of metal with an antiqued brass and steel finish. The body is made of highly polished European hardwood. This non-firing version is accurately detailed - a great re-enactment or conversation piece. Pistol Barrel Length: 7 1/2" • Pistol Overall Length: 14" • Pistol Weight: 1 lb. 11 oz.
A beautiful addition to your collection, these historic collector Replica Non-Firing Guns are made of antique finished zinc cast metal and polished European hardwood. The barrels are of heavy cast metal and in most cases the screw heads are molded into the metal and cannot be removed. These collector models cannot withstand misuse or excessive dry-firing. Cannot be made to fire real ammunition. Your collector replica model Flintlock Pistol comes pre-assembled and ready for display in your home or office.