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Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol

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English "Queen Anne" breech-loading pistol with detachable barrel
Pocket size "Queen Anne" breech-loading pistol with detachable barrel

The Queen Anne (also known as a "turn-off barrel pistol") was an unusual English flintlock pistol in which the lock plate, breech and trigger were forged in one piece, in a similar way to a modern firearm action, so named because they became popular in the reign of Queen Anne (1707-1714), though the mechanism existed since the 1640s.

Most Queen Anne pistols are breech-loaders with turn-off barrels that can be unscrewed from the weapon to insert the ball and powder without ramming or wadding. While this provided a great advantage in increasing reloading speed, Queen Anne pistols were not popular with the military due to their expense and the possibility of dropping the detachable barrel while loading, and were mostly used by civilian shooters for self-defence. An unusually high number of examples were rifled, as the breech-loading nature bypasses the difficulty of loading pre-Minié ball muzzleloading rifles.

Note that any firing Queen Anne Flintlock Pistols in a live-action production are likely to be modern replicas since period flintlocks are unsafe to shoot and much more expensive.



Type: Pistol

Caliber: Various

Capacity: 1

Fire Modes: Single Shot

The Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Anne of the Indies Jean Peters Captain Anne Providence 1951
Wall Street Michael Douglas Gekko in showcase 1987
Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil Ronald Pickup Don Alfredo de Massaredo 1999
The Brothers Grimm Peter Stormare Mercurio Cavaldi 2005
Snapphanar Malin Morgan Svart-Stina 2006
Salvation Boulevard Seen on a table 2011
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Seen in armory 2019


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The X-Files - Season 7 Krista Allen Maitreya "First Person Shooter" (S7E13) 2000
Black Sails Jannes Eiselen Dufrene Pedersoli Queen Anne Brass 2014-2015
The Great Sacha Dhawan Count Orlo "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01) 2021
Bayo Gbadamosi Arkady Pedersoli Queen Anne Brass; "Animal Instincts" (S02E05), "A Simple Jape" (S02E06)
Florence Keith-Roach Tatyana Pedersoli Queen Anne Brass; "Animal Instincts" (S02E05)
Belinda Bromilow Aunt Elizabeth Pedersoli Queen Anne Brass; "Wedding" (S02E10)

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Assassin's Creed III 2012
Assassin's Creed Rogue "Queen Anne's Pistol" 2014

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