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Errol & Basil’s “Pirate Pistols”

08 May

Springfield Armory Trap Door Rifles, Decked Out to Appear Centuries Older.

In reality, pirates of Blood’s era used centuries-earlier flintlock firearms, but they were not regarded by Hollywood as fast enough, or loud enough, to generate the excitement desired.

This link has a great audio description of the scene in Blood where Errol and Basil are firing off their “pistols”:

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