Triple Barrel Flintlock Pistol
Triple Barrel Flintlock Pistol 
  $54 


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Italian Triple Barrel Flintlock Pistol
 Model# SBC-TRIPLEBARREL  $54
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Italian Triple Barrel Flintlock Pistol - Brass
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The Medici Family The Medicis of Florence were leaders in almost every asspect of Italian History. They advanced economics, were frequent patrons of the arts, had several Popes come from their ranks, and nurtured the growing Rennaisance period in Italy. Financially, they pioneered the ledgering system that accountants would use to this very day. In the arts, they gave assisted hundreds of fledgling artists, including Da Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. In the Catholic Church there were three Medici Popes: Pope Leo X, Pope Clement VII, and Pope Leo XI. The family was one of the wealthiest in Europe and, consequentially, became one of the most powerful.

Flintlocks
The flintlock pistol was the greatest advance in pirating since the wooden leg. Developed in the 1600s, these pistols revolutionized ship-to-ship combat (and on-land raiding). 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 metal rod (normally embedded in the bottom of the gun's barrel) was removed and used to jam the ball and powder as far back as possible, and as close as possible. A hammer (sometimes called a cock [insert giggles here]) 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 (or cock, hehehehe) was pulled back all the way and the trigger was squeezed. A the top of the hammer, a piece of flint was held in place by a vice. When the trigger was squeezed, the hammer was released and the flint struck a metal plate known as a frizzen. A spark would be created, which would light the powder in the barrel, which in turn would make a satisfying "boom" sound. A by-product of this "boom" was the ejection of the lead ball from the barrel at a high rate of speed. Flintlock owners had to be careful that the barrel was not facing anyone when they created their "boom" sound or injury or death could result.

Moisture or water was one of the greatest threats to flintlock pistols. Wet powder would not light when sparked, so the flintlock owner would neither get the satisfying "boom" nor the lethal projectile flying from their barrel. Instead, this would often mean that they, themselves, would be the target of an opponent's satisfying boom and resultant projectile. That, or a sword through the esophagus.

When besieging the Muslim city of Antioch in the 12th century, European knights catapulted the heads of slain muslims into the city to demoralize the soldiers inside. While we don't condone lobbing heads of your enemies into cities, Strongblade does sell knight swords, knight weapons and knight armor, as well as crusader swords, crusader costumes and crusader armor.
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