Replica flintlock pistol, manufactured by Bunney, England 18th. C.
Made in wood and metal with simulating mechanism of loading and firing.
Joseph Bunney was a master gunsmith in London in the laste 18th. Century. His works were among the best of his time and proved remarkable technical skills. In auctions of our days Bunney´s pistols achieve highest bids.
Flintlock pistols, one of the most commonly used firearms in the eighteenth century, had a flint or flint stone, which when it was triggered by the hammer produced the spark that ignited the gunpowder. All these guns required to be ammo reload manually after each shot. The ammunition, which was introduced through the mouth of the barrel, consisted of gunpowder, projectile and a paper wad, which served as a cap to keep the two previous materials compressed inside the barrel.
In combat, generally these weapons were used for a single shot, since the method of reloading was very slow and it was not usually time to recharge. Therefore the fighters after shooting were forced to draw their sabers or swords or to use the pistol as a club if they could not recharge it in time. But a gun like Bunney´s flintlock pistol wasn´t designed for large scale combat, rather selfdefence and concealed carry.
Live the time of aristocratic rule with this DENIX historical reproduction gun!
Dimensions: 17 cm
Weight: 180 g
Epoch: Historical Weapons XVI-XIX C.