Flintlock pistols, one of the most commonly used self-defence firearms until the middle of the 19th century, had a flint or flint stone, which when triggered by the hammer produced the spark that ignited the gunpowder. All of these guns required ammo to be loaded manually after each shot. The ammunition, which was introduced through the mouth of the barrel, consisted of gunpowder, a projectile and a paper wad, which served as a cap to keep the two previous materials compressed inside the barrel.
These weapons were generally used for a single shot during combat since the method of reloading was very slow and there was not usually time to reload. Therefore, the fighters were forced to draw their sabres or swords or to use the pistol as a bludgeon if they could not reload in time.
Length: 13.78" (35 cm)
Weight: 1.76 lbs (800 g)
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