COLONIAL LEWIS & CLARK FLINTLOCK (1011) by DENIX A popular "trade pistol" of the late 18th and early 19th century, this Napoleonic style flintlock (Model 1801) was typical of what Lewis and Clark and their corps carried as they departed in 1803 to territories unknown. While the originals were manufactured by the Arsenal at St. Etienne, this classic cavalry model has been replicated by world renown replica manufacturer Denix of Spain. This beautiful non-firing replica features a full length wood stock with antique grey finish barrel, lock plate and hammer, complemented with simulated brass butt plate, trigger guard and stock furniture. Rotate the frizzen, cock the hammer, and pull the trigger – the hammer falls just as it did for Lewis and Clark more than 210 years ago. This elegant and ornate replica represents another significant moment in early American history.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing in May 1804, from near St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast.
The expedition was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, consisting of a select group of U.S. Army volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark. Their perilous journey lasted from May 1804 to September 1806.
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 hardwoods. 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.