Flintlock blunderbuss England 18th Century

£144.95

Expected back in: 29/07/2020

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Flintlock blunderbuss England 18th Century

Out of stock | Item Code: G1094L

£144.95

Expected back in: 29/07/2020

Email me when back in stock

This is a replica of a Flintlock Blunderbuss from England in the 18th Century, it has been made from wood and metal. Blunderbluss were typically very short, the firing mechanism was based on a flint or flint stone, which the hammer produced the spark that ignited the gunpowder. All these blunderbusses required the manual recharge of their ammunition, which was inserted through the mouth of the barrel after each shot. Usually the weapon was loaded with a single bullet of lead, although also could be used with several bullets of smaller size (pellets). This blunderbuss, used in the eighteenth as predecessor of the shotgun, was very imprecise, but was useful in some approaches where the combat was at short distance. In addition, these weapons were used for a single shot, since their recharge method was very slow and there was not time available to recharge it. Therefore, fighters after firing were often forced to draw their sabers or swords or to use the pistol as a bludgeon, since the circumstances did not allow to recharge it in time.

Specification

  • Material: brass, steel, wood
  • Weight: 1.48kg

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