This is a replica 17th century German axe pistol. It contains working parts but doesn’t fire. Circa 1659 , this very early combination weapon at the time was at the fore front of weapon technology, manufactured in the central European region of Silesia. As only one shot could be fired they became useless at close range hence the axe attachment would come into play during close quarters melees. Often used by the marines and navy officers during boarding engagements at sea. It was a formidable weapon of its day and was said to have been able to fire a lead ball over 15 mm in diameter with enough power to pierce through armour and chain mail.
Material: metal, wood
Weight: 1.29 kilo
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