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12-19-2013, 06:18 PM
As a firearms collector I was pleased to see how accurate they made the muzzle loading weapons, big problem is they are all pictured in the already fired position with the hammer down & the pan cover/steel flipped up. I presume they copied the guns either from photo's or museum pieces where the lock would be shown in the fired position because this releases tension on the springs. to carry a flintlock ready to fire you have to have the hammer vertical & the pan cover down protecting the priming powder - pulling the trigger won't fire the gun in this position & it's the way the pistols should look when inserted in the belt on the pirates body, to fire it you pull the hammer right back onto the second notch insed the lock.