PIRATE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL by DENIX
This replica antique flintlock firearm features a full length 13 inch stock made of polished European Hardwood and measures 15 inches overall. Constructed of high-grade metal alloys with antiqued silver and brass tone finishes, this Pirate's favorite is covered with detailed designs throughout its barrel and hardware. This wonderful design is accentuated with a unique "skull-crusher buttcap" depicting a Captain's Hat wearing Pirate biting down on the gun's lanyard ring. These deluxe non-firing models have been faithfully reproduced in weight, feel and handling characteristic of the rare and expensive originals. And the action works! Adjust the strike-plate, cock the hammer and pull the trigger. Comes fully assembled and ready for display in your home or office.
Note: You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase this pistol. These handsome collector model guns are made of antique finished zinc cast metal and polished European hardwood. The screw heads are molded into the metal and cannot be removed. These models cannot withstand misuse or excessive dry-firing. Cannot be made to fire real ammunition.
FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS - THE "ONE PERSON CANNON"
The flared-barrel, large bore flintlock gun was known as a "blunderbuss" from the old Dutch words doner (thunder) and bus (gun). Its distinctive, widely flared muzzle was designed to scatter shot at close range, making it popular as a weapon for boarding parties and personal defense. The blunderbuss, perhaps best known as the weapon of choice of buccaneers and pirates, was also adapted for use as a standard issue British Sea Service weapon (1790-1815).
One of the most deadly weapons ever made, the Blunderbuss was able to fire just about anything that would fit in it's barrel. Pirates would use them to spray nails, shards of glass and sometimes small rocks as they boarded a ship. These guns were usually small and cleared the decks in a hurry. This muzzle loading 'thunder gun' was like a shotgun with the firepower of a one-person cannon.
Manufacturer Info - Denix - Denix manufactures high-end replicas of guns, swords, daggers, cannons and other historical armor and weapons replicas. Denix makes historical representations of weapons that range from Roman times to present. All of the Denix replicas are made with the collector in mind and bring to mind the historical events and people that inspire greatness in all its aspects. Denix uses High-grade alloy metals and hardwoods in the construction of all collectibles. Most Denix replicas are modeled after existing pieces in museums or private collections and are usually made in full size scale, except for their line of historic miniatures.