Percussion Pistols - Historical Replicas
Percussion Percussion Pistols as well as revolvers are a must-have for every collector of historical weapons. Make sure they are not missing in your collection! Their name is derived from percussion lock, a system that ignites shock-sensitive explosive material. Earlier on, the mechanism used potassium chlorate, later mercury fulminate.
Percussion mechanism replaced the earlier and less reliable firearm system with flintlock, which played an important role in the 17th century during the Napoleonic Wars. A soldier with a percussion pistol could fire three to four shots per minute compared to only two with a flintlock. Interested in the history of firearms? Read more in our article.