Italian Dueling Pistol
Italian Dueling Pistol, Flintlock 
SBC-FL-ITALIANDUELING-BRASS  


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Engraved 19th Century Italian Dueling Pistol with Brass and Iron Hardware
Beautifully Crafted Flintlock Reproduction from Spain
Breathtaking Etchings on Stock, Locks and Barrel
Working Trigger and Striking Mechanism
Amazing Attention to Detail
Stylish Dragon Theme on Barrel and Lock

 There are few instruments of death more beautiful than the dueling pistols of the 18th and 19th centuries. This non-firing reproduction is probably one of the nicest looking flintlocks that we sell. It has a wonderful flowing shape to it with an extended grip and satisfying feel. Almost every inch of the locks, stock and barrel is etched intricately. Heck, even the trigger gaurd is beautifully designed. But then, Italians ahve always been masters of design.

The centerpiece of this weapon is certainly the pair of dueling dragons that make up the hammer and striker. These creatures are carved in arching detail, facing one another ready to strike. The lock plate that they sit upon is carved with an amazing array of designs as well and makes a great contrast to the light wood of the stock. The stock itself is fluted at the grip, and is anchored by an ornate brass cap and finial assortment that is bolted to the base of the grip, where the loading would have been carried out.The cap, likemost everything else on this flintlock pistol, is detailed and etched gorgeously.

The long brass barrel (more than 10 inches long) is fluted and crimped handsomely at the end. The barrel also features some very detailed engravings along the very tip.

This is truly a fantastic piece to hold. It's got a nice heft to it and the lock/trigger mechanism are so satisfyingly solid that you can't help but shoot it over an over. It's worse than freakin' Tetris. Or I guess Sudoku would be a more contemporary example for you young whippersnappers. Whatever your age, you'll find this to be a very high quality reproduction of beautiful piece of dueling history.



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The flintlock pistol was the greatest advance in pirating since the wooden leg. The concept was fairly simple: gunpowder was stuffed into the barrel. A lead ball, usually wrapped in some sort of fabric, was stuffed in. A hammer was then pulled back half-way and left that way until the gun was ready to fire. The pistol technically was not meant to fire in this position, although sometimes they were known to go off half-cocked (and yes, that is the origin of that expression). When the gun was ready to be fired, the hammer was pulled back all the way and the trigger was squeezed. If you're feeling flinty, go check out the Strongblade selection of flintlock pistols, blunderbuss pistols and flintlock rifles.
Keywords: flintlock, dueling, percussion, reproduction, pistol, pirate, gun, fintlock, boarding, Italian, Deuling

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