Because flintlock pistols by nature can only chamber one shot at a time, gunsmiths sought to rectify this by first incorporating an additional barrel to the conventional design. The American Flintlock, so-called because it was produced by Americans, took this concept further by integrating not just two, but four, barrels into one handheld firearm. As a result, a user could fire four shots before needing to reload. While not the deadliest pistol of its day, it was still effective enough to defy contemporary expectations of American firearms.
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Behind the Scenes
In spite of its name, the American Flintlock is actually based on a three-barrel turnover pistol made in Augsburg allegedly in 1775, more specifically the Denix produced four-barrel replica which itself appears to be a hybrid consisting the grip of the 1775 Augsburg pistol and the four barrels of a 1750 made Augsburg pistol. This would appear to contradict the lore in Assassin's Creed canon that the firearm is of American origin.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed: Unity
- ↑ Pepper-box. Wikipedia. Accessed 4 October 2017
- ↑ Antique Toy Pistol with Eagle Head Stock. Collectors Weekly. Market Street Media LLC. Accessed 4 October 2017
- ↑ Revolving 4 barrel flintlock pistol, France 18th. C.. Denix S.A. Accessed 4 October 2017
- ↑ 4 barreled pistol made in Augsburg, 1750. Reddit. Accessed 4 October 2017