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AC3 Scottish Flintlock

The Scottish Flintlock

The Scottish Flintlock was a pistol sold in general stores throughout the colonies of British North America during the American Revolution, particularly in the cities of Boston and New York. They were prevalent from at least November 1773, and the Assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton purchased one for his armory.[1]

Weapon statistics

Rate of fire Short range Long range Cost Availability
2 2 3 N/A Sequence 6

Gallery

Trivia

  • In spite of its name, the Scottish Flintlock is actually based on the Denix produced replica[2] of the double-barrelled turn-over pistol crafted by William Bailes of London about 1755.[3] This calls into question whether the pistol in Assassin's Creed canon is actually Scottish or English. The concept art depicts the pistol correctly with two barrels and a ramrod while the in game model is shown with only one barrel. On the other hand, the Pitcairn-Putnam Pistols are proper Scottish pistols being based on the pistols made by Christie & Murdoch of Doune and having the typical characteristics of 18th century Scottish pistols such as being made entirely of steel (supposedly because of the shortage of suitable woods in Scotland) and having rams horn butt.[4]
  • The image of the pistol seen in the shop menus shares the model of the English Flintlock Pistol's. When equipped, it has its own proper model.

Appearance

References

  1. Assassin's Creed III
  2. Double-barrelled turn-over pistol, UK, 1750. Denix S.A. Accessed 14 September 2017
  3. English flintlock double-barrelled pistol by William Bailes, 1755. TripAdvisor LLC Accessed 14 September 2017
  4. The Pitcairn-Putnam Pistols. Dr Benjamin Church Jr blog. Accessed 14 September 2017

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