Flintlock pistols were so called because the lock uses a flint to strike sparks into the priming pan when the trigger is pulled. This Gentleman's Pocket Flintlock Pistol was originally crafted by Bunney of London circa 1770. Its smaller design allowed it to be more readily concealed than its larger and more cumbersome flintlock brethren. It has an embossed grip and time honored appearance. This non-firing version is accurately detailed - a great costume or conversation piece.