Pistol with flintlock

wood/iron/gold inserts, France, around 1740/50, length: 37 cm

The weapon was also known as an espingole or blunderbuss. It had a funnel-shaped extended muzzle so that several bullets or shot could be fired one after another. It also had a large spread and was only effective at short range. In many cases the pistols were richly decorated for representative purposes and were purely collector’s items. The pistol is a particularly fine example from a collection of pistols acquired from a museum.


Text: R. V.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:

Regionalmuseum Neubrandenburg

Regionalmuseum Neubrandenburg

Treptower Straße 38
17033 Neubrandenburg

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