A typical Ottoman warrior would carry two of these at his side into battle, but just one pistol should net you $500.
- Fact 1: Most surviving examples of firearms from the Ottoman Empire are housed in the Military Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
- Fact 2: The Ottoman Empire used a variety of firearms, ranging from pistols such as this to long, ornately decorated muskets.
- Fact 3: The Ottoman's were also famous for their use of giant cannons, called "bombards," which weighed up to 19 tons and were normally cast on sight during seiges.
- Fact 4: Soldiers of the Ottoman Empire typically wielded flintlock pistols such as this alongside swords or daggers, for mid-range to close combat.
- Fact 5: The Ottoman Empire lasted from 1299 to 1922, when it was broken apart into several countries including Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq.