PIRATE FLINTLOCK FRAMED SET Our classic buccaneer style flintlock blunderbuss pistol with working flintlock mechanism and simulated brass barrel and pirate face butt-cap is mounted on our deluxe wood frame, by skull and bones spring loaded pistol hangers. A classic reproduction pirate scene & brass identification plaque complete this seafaring collector's set. Frame size: 18" x 7". PIRATE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL
Circa 1800's distinctive blunderbuss pistol features heavily decorative engraved barrel, lock, and pirate's head butt cap. Available in antique gray and brass finishes. Measuring 15" in overall length with a weight of 1.5 lbs.
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 Pirate Flintlock Pistol comes pre-assembled and ready for display in your home or office.
A PIRATE AND HIS PISTOL Unlike the rifle, 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.
The pistol of the day was a flintlock mechanism exactly like the rifles, and a single shot was also loaded via the barrel. The distinctive, widely flared muzzle of the blunderbuss was designed to scatter shot at close range, making it popular as a weapon for boarding parties and personal defense. 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.