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Snaphance Pistol

1600s
Overall: 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.); Barrel: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); Bore: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)
Weight: 720 g (1.59 lbs.)
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Location: 210C Firearms

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A snaphance pistol is a type of barrel-loading, flintlock gun. The snaphance is a spring-lock mechanism used for discharging a flint. This innovation greatly improved the efficiency of getting a shot off.
Snaphance Pistol

Snaphance Pistol

1600s

Spain, Ripoll, 17th century

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