Tag Archives: Muzzleloaders

Weapon used in bank robbery in Vietnam

Originally a long gun locally produced for hunters, It has been modified or ‘sawn off’ into a pistol which was used in a bank robbery. A large extension spring powers the hammer which is part of a typical simple exterior lock set up. A toy cap would typically be used to prime the nipple combined, the propellant usually being black powder taken from fireworks.

Percussion lock hunting gun (Nigeria)

A Nigerian hunter displays a cross over from traditional materials to a more makeshift utilitarian take on things through the use of welding & scrap iron.

‘Match’ lock pistol pair

A fabulous set of superbly handcrafted matchlock dueling pistols by the late Ivan Mikhailov.

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