Austrian Blunderbuss (18th Century)

RRP £54.95

£46.95

Austrian Blunderbuss (18th Century)

In stock | Item Code: TAG1231G

RRP £54.95

£46.95
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This is a replica of the Austrian Blunderbuss from the 18th Century, it has been made from wood and metal. This blunderbuss, used in the eighteenth as predecessor of the shotgun, was very imprecise, but was useful in the approaches, during the naval battles, where the combat was at short distance. In addition, these weapons were used for a single shot, since their recharge method was very slow and there was not time available to recharge it. Blunderbusses were typically very short and the firing mechanism was based on a flint or flint stone, which the hammer produced the spark that ignited the gunpowder. All blunderbusses' required the manual recharge of their ammunition, which was inserted through the mouth of the barrel after each shot. A little bit of movie knowledge for you...Musketeer Phortos uses a blunderbuss in the film The Three Musketeers!

Specification

  • Height: 39 cm
  • Width: 5 cm
  • Depth: 11 cm
  • Colour: silver
  • Material: wood, zamec
  • Weight: 0.57kg