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American Flintlock

The American Flintlock was a four-barrel flintlock pistol manufactured by Americans which was sold in shops throughout Paris during the French Revolution.

Description

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.[1]

History

During the French Revolution, American Flintlocks were sold in shops across Paris for 1,000 francs.[1]

Weapon statistics

Level Damage Parry Speed Range Cost Modifiers
* * * 3 0 3 8 1,000₣ Additional damage: +25%
Description
An American-made flintlock, this is a better weapon than its origin would lead one to believe.

Behind the Scenes

In spite of its name, the American Flintlock is actually based on a three-barrel turnover pistol made in Augsburg[2] allegedly in 1775,[3] more specifically the Denix produced four-barrel replica[4] 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.[5] This would appear to contradict the lore in Assassin's Creed canon that the firearm is of American origin.

Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed: Unity
  2. Pepper-box. Wikipedia. Accessed 4 October 2017
  3. Antique Toy Pistol with Eagle Head Stock. Collectors Weekly. Market Street Media LLC. Accessed 4 October 2017
  4. Revolving 4 barrel flintlock pistol, France 18th. C.. Denix S.A. Accessed 4 October 2017
  5. 4 barreled pistol made in Augsburg, 1750. Reddit. Accessed 4 October 2017
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