Muzzle-loading Pistol

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Generic Muzzle-loading Pistol
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Generic Muzzle-loading Pistol
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 3
Size 1,200 mm
Weight 1,500 grams
Cost Cr500
Ammo 14mm Ball & powder
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Manufacturer Various
Archaic Firearm

A Muzzle-loading Pistol (1,500 grams, TL-3 or 4) is a single-shot pistol, with either a flintlock or percussion firing mechanism. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It requires a small amount of time to reload during which time the firer may not evade, and when fired, it may misfire. If a misfire occurs, the weapon will not fire, but the firer may attempt to fire it after clearing it. It fires as a body pistol. [2]

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

All these weapons require that the owner also carry gunpowder and properly sized lead balls; percussion weapons also require a supply of percussion caps. [3]

Muzzle-loading pistols come of age in the TL:1-3 epoch and are considered obsolete before the end of the epoch. Muzzle-loading pistols tend to be replaced by Percussion Revolvers, which in turn lead to modern Revolvers and Automatic Pistols. [4]

Selected Muzzle-loading Pistol Models[edit]

  1. TL-3 Muzzle-loading Pistol

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