Kentucky pistol, USA 19th. C. (40cm)
Reproduction of flintlock pistol made of metal and wood with simulated mechanism of loading and firing.
The flintlock pistols had the blistering of a flint or flint stone, which when the hammer was triggered, it produced the spark that ignited the gun powder. All these pistols required the manual recharge of their ammunition after each shot. The ammunition, which was introduced through the mouth of the barrel, consisted of gunpowder, projectile and paper wad, which served as a cap to keep the two previous ones compressed inside the barrel.
In combat, usually these weapons were used for a single shot, since the method of reloading was very slow and it was not usually time enough to recharge. Therefore the fighters after firing were forced to draw their sabers or swords or to use the pistol as a blackjack.
The Kentucky Pistol was a classic American weapon for the early explorers, used in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and in the American Civil War (1861-1865). Often it was accompanied with a rifle of the same caliber, allowing the user to shoot the same ball of lead.
The War of Independence of the United States was a long conflict, which faced the original Thirteen British Colonies in North America against the Kingdom of Great Britain for eight and a half years, ending with the British defeat at the Battle of Yorktown and the signature Of the Treaty of Paris.
The American Civil War was a very significant event in the history of the United States of America, which took place between 1861 and 1865. The two sides faced were the forces of the Northern states (La Union) against the newly Formed Confederate States of America, integrated by eleven states of the South, that proclaimed its independence.
Revive with the historical reproduction DENIX of this pistol the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War!
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