NAVAL FINTLOCK DAGGER PISTOL (47-8799)by REPLICART The flintlock pistol was notoriously slow to reload - a severe limitation in close encounters of the dangerous kind! Many solutions to the problem were tried, but one of the more successful was a pistol/dagger combination, whereby a very effective weapon was still to hand after the shots had been fired (or maybe not fired - misfires with flintlocks were common). The original of this pistol was made in London, early in the 18th. century and the skill of the maker is very evident. This non-firing replica is accurate in size and detail - a great costume or conversation piece. Manufactured in Spain.
Often a ships captain would have a pistol
sword or dagger commissioned for him as a sign of his
superiority. A gunsmith would decorate the stock with
silver and gold or ornate carvings. The doghead would
be carved in some ornate fashion or perhaps be shaped
like a lion, unicorn or some animal from the royal crest
of the owner. In many ways such weapons in the 18th century
would hold the same place of honor as a luxury car or
expensive watch might today.
collector dagger pistols are made of antique
finished zinc cast metal.
The screw heads are molded into the metal and cannot
be removed. These models cannot withstand
misuse or excessive dry-firing. Cannot be sharpened or made to
fire real ammunition.