Flintlock Muskets & Rifles

The flintlock design quite literally revolutionized firearms. The first true flintlock firearm was made for King Louis XIII of France in 1610, and they remained in use as a popular and dominant firearm until the mid-19th century. Given such a long running span of use, the selection of Flintlock muskets and rifles offered at Dark Knight Armoury is quite broad indeed. Flintlock, in general, is a catch-all term that typically applies to any firearm that makes use of the flintlock mechanism. This mechanism utilizes a piece of flint, which strikes a plate, creating a spark. This spark ignites a priming charge, which ignites a powder charge in the barrel. The ignited powder charge is then what propels a projectable out of the firearm's barrel. The design wasn't entirely without its drawbacks, but it was the most efficient style of firearm in the day, and it remained in use because of its effectiveness. We offer both flintlock muskets and rifles, with the difference between the two being that a rifle's barrel has rifling, while the musket's barrel is smooth-bored. They range over a variety of periods, including such classic examples as the British Brown Bess and the Kentucky Rifle, as well as genuine pirate weapons like blunderbuss muskets and even rifles that are modeled after the firearm of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, himself! Everyone one of our rifles and muskets offered are firearm replicas only. This means that while each one features the look and feel of a real firearm, complete with moving parts, they are replicas only and cannot be converted into firing weapons. If you've got it in your head to own a historic rifle, either from the days of the British Empire or from Emperor Napoleon's conquests (or from a variety of other periods, too), then you should consider checking out the flintlock muskets and rifles section at Dark Knight Armoury. Give it a little look-see and you'll find a few great old rifle replicas and musket models that are just begging to be held, displayed, and showed off.


 

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18th Century English Blunderbuss

18th Century English Blunderbuss

Item # FD1094L

A blunderbuss is a muzzle-loading firearm with a flared, trumpet-like barrel and is the predecessor to the shotgun. Most of these weapons are mid-sized, being smaller than most shoulder-fired arms, but larger than a pistol.

Price:  $135.00 

British Brown Bess Flintlock Musket

British Brown Bess Flintlock Musket

Item # FD1054

The Brown Bess was one of the most renowned flintlock muskets ever produced. Introduced during the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714), the gun was produced for over a century and was one of the most significant firearms of the American Revolutionary War.

Price:  $202.00 

Kentucky Flintlock Rifle

Kentucky Flintlock Rifle

Item # FD1201

The name "Kentucky Rifle" is largely a misnomer - they were primarily made in Pennsylvania, although Maryland and Virginia gunsmiths contributed a fair share. The "Kentucky" name came about as a result of the Battle of New Orleans.

Price:  $188.00 

18th Century Pirate Blunderbuss

18th Century Pirate Blunderbuss

Item # FD1094G

A blunderbuss is a muzzle-loading firearm with a flared, trumpet-like barrel and is the predecessor to the shotgun. Most of these weapons are mid-sized, being smaller than most shoulder-fired arms, but larger than a pistol.

Price:  $121.50 

1806 Napoleonic Period French Carbine Rifle

1806 Napoleonic Period French Carbine Rifle

Item # FD1037

This French flintlock carbine, from the early 1800s, saw service on the European battlefields of the Napoleonic wars. This non-firing French Carbine Rifle version is accurately detailed. The French Carbine Rifle is made by Denix in Spain.

Price:  $140.00 

French Rifle with Bayonet

French Rifle with Bayonet

Item # FD1036

This French flintlock rifle, from the early 1800's, saw service on the European battlefields of the Napoleonic wars. It was used very effectively by the disciplined French infantry, who were highly trained in its use.

Price:  $180.00 

Brass Napoleon's Single Shot Rifle

Brass Napoleon's Single Shot Rifle

Item # FD1080G

This is a replica of Napoleon's personal flintlock rifle. Based on the 1807 French flintlock, this replica model gun features enticing engraving throughout the woodwork, metal furniture, and butt plate. Uniquely ornate and befitting an emperor.

Price:  $143.00 

Napoleon's Single Shot Rifle

Napoleon's Single Shot Rifle

Item # FD1080L

This French rifle is circa 1807 and is an accurate replica of Napoleon's personal flintlock rifle with Emperor Napoleon's crest on the butt of the rifle. Uniquely ornate and befitting an emperor, this piece is sure to become a standard amongst Napoleonic collectors.

Price:  $143.00 

Kentucky Long Rifle

Kentucky Long Rifle

Item # AC-22-1137

First designed in the early 1700s, the American Long Rifle would forever change the face of firearms in the US. This replica is named after the affectionate nickname it earned, the Kentucky Long Rifle, from a song titled 'The Hunters of Kentucky'.

Price:  $199.00 

Kentucky Short Rifle

Kentucky Short Rifle

Item # AC-22-1138

The American Long Rifle, more loosely known as the Kentucky rifle, has the distinct tradition of being one of the first truly American rifles, and this Kentucky Short Rifle is a replica that demonstrates how its design was varied slightly over the years.

Price:  $176.00 

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