1/1 C229-150 Pyro Flintlock Dueling Pistols Matched Set - 1776
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Hardbox issue from about 1966. Very nice full size (1/1 scale) kit including two pistols. Molded in wood brown and gun metal silver. The kit has never been started. The silver parts are still in the factory sealed bag, and the brown parts (which were never factory sealed) have been inventoried 100% complete including instructions. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model. This is a full size model is based on actual examples made in 1776 in Charleville, St. Etienne, France. At that time, the Flintlock was the ominous firearm known. It worked on the 'Snaphance' type action in which a flint, held by two jaws of the hammer, snaps forward to spark against the steel of the powder pan at the pull of the trigger. The maximum range of the .65 caliber shot was about 120 feet. At that distance, however, the best you could do is knock your adversary off balance. At 60 to 80 feet, the gun was deadly. Consequently, the number of paces in a duel was decided upon the depth of the insult and the degree of friendliness between the duelers.
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