Duels are something of an age-old concept and as the times changed and weapons improved, so too did duels evolve. Once, swords were used, but the advent of the pistol made weapons like this Brass Finished French Dueling Pistol the arm of choice. Duels were fought for a variety of reasons, often between gentry who sought a civilized way to settle their differences. Sometimes, duels were fought to first blood, but when pistols were involved, duels were likely to end in death. This dueling pistol replica echoes the look of a classic flintlock pistol, but with a finer touch of detailing, depicted on the flintlock and the barrel as decorative patterns and carvings that enhance the appeal of the pistol, without detracting from its overall effectiveness. Also of note is that this pistol features a brass metal barrel trigger, with an antique iron flintlock, adding a secondary note of design and detail to this pistols appearance. This replica features a functioning trigger and a rotating flintlock, so that when cocked back and the trigger is squeezed, the lock will rotate, creating a satisfying clink to punctuate any mock duel you might fight. The wooden frame of the pistol is left unadorned, while the grip is capped with a matching brass metal butt-cap. Being a replica, this pistol is designed for the utmost realism in appearance, as well as the greatest safety possible. Therefore, as realistic as it looks, it is not possible to modify this replica in any way so that it can be made to fire live ammunition. There is not much cause to fight duels nowadays, but the relics of history still remain of interest. Plus, an old firearm like this replica Brass Finished French Dueling Pistol can really enhance your decor, improve upon your collection, and perfectly accent a costume, making it a versatile piece to have in your home.
- A Detailed Replica of a French Flintlock Dueling Pistol
- Has an Incredibly Real Look and Feel
- Working Flintlock and Trigger Offers Amazing Realism
- Features a Brass Barrel, Butt-Cap, and Trigger, with an Antique Iron Flintlock
- Impressively Decorated with Fine Detailing and Carvings
- A Non-Firing Replica Pistol
- A Great Collectible, Prop Weapon, or Gift Idea
- Made from a Zinc Alloy
- Overall Length: 15 Inches
- Overall Weight: 1.6 lbs.