18th Century Italian 'Pirate Head' Blunderbuss, brass finish. #FD1104L.
Italian Percussion Blunderbuss, brass
- This handsome, non-firing replica percussion pistol features a wood stock, engraved brass-finish barrel, and a unique pirate's head buttplate.
HISTORY: The blunderbuss pistol was popular with pirates and merchant seamen alike, because its wide barrel was easier to load on the swaying deck of a ship, and the ability to fire several balls in one shot made it a formidable weapon in close-quarter shipboard fighting.