FRENCH FLINTLOCK DUELING PISTOL1084NQ by DENIX The museum original of these replica, non-firing pistols were manufactured by the master craftsmen of Versailles, Boutet France in 1810. The original is still exhibited in the Royal collection at Windsor Castle. 15" long overall. This non-firing replica has all of the features of the original, including a full length ornately carved wood stock and antique silver finish barrel, frizzens, lock plates, butt plate, triggers and guard, all beautifully detailed and literally fit for one in the throws of his last fated moments. Rotate the frizzen, cock the hammers, aim and pull the trigger – the hammer falls just as they did for "ones lucky" and "ones not so lucky" more than 200 years ago.
The Burr–Hamilton duel was a duel between two prominent American politicians: the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804. At Weehawken in New Jersey, Burr shot and mortally wounded Hamilton who died at 2:00 p.m. the next day. In the months and years following the duel, a movement started to end the practice. In 2004, for the duel's bicentennial, kins of Burr and Hamilton held re-enactment of the famous duel, near the Hudson River. In the re-enactment, Douglas Hamilton, fifth-great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton, faced Antonio Burr, a descendant of Aaron Burr’s cousin.
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.