1825 ITALIAN PERCUSSION CAPLOCK PISTOL by DENIX
This Italian made Percussion Caplock features real wood stock and simulated antiqued brass finish on the deeply engraved barrel trigger guard and butt-cap. Simulated antique gray finish on lock and fittings. Measuring over 15" in overall length with a weight of 1.2 lbs., these deluxe non-firing models have been faithfully reproduced in look, feel and handling characteristic of the rare and expensive originals. And the action works! Cock the hammer and pull the trigger and the hammer releases. Comes fully assembled and ready for display in your home or office.
Note: You must 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.
PERCUSSION CAPLOCK PISTOLS
Caplock or Percussion Lock pistols were so called because the lock system causes a percussion cap to be struck by the hammer when the trigger is pulled. Powder inside the cap ignites and this in turn ignites the main powder charge, which propels a lead ball from the barrel. Most (though not all) caplock firearms were loaded from the muzzle of the gun (muzzleloaders). The Caplock was a great improvement over the flintlock as it was less susceptible to weather-related misfires. The original of this pistol was made in Brescia, Italy in about 1825. This non-firing version is accurately detailed and shows typical Italian craftsmanship – a great costume or conversation piece.
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.