Duel pistols, 2pcs

True reproduction of two duel pistols. With functional hood and flintlock. Their mechanical parts are fully articulated and are non-fireable, even after adjusting. More information...

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Duel pistols, 18th cen., decoration

  • Weight approx. 798 g (one duel pistol)
  • Length approx. 375mm
  • made by Denix, Spain

Pistol duels were not uncommon in the 19th century. According to modern estimates, about 25% of the nobles fought at least once in life from a duel. Frequently, but rather the form has been respected by z. B. in gun duels agreed conditions which made a wound rather unlikely, or even tried not to hit the enemy.

For a pistol duel, the parties would be placed back to back with loaded duel pistols in hand and walk a set number of paces, turn to face the opponent, and shoot. Typically, the graver the insult, the fewer the paces agreed upon. Alternatively, a pre-agreed length of ground would be measured out by the seconds and marked, often with swords stuck in the ground.

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