The spring hammer mechanism is working just fine. However to produce a sparkle and tunder sound you need the same bullet shaped capsules(you can see the used ones in the compartmet inside the handle). I really dont know from where you can find such capsules, so I really can't try it how it works.
I guess they should be ordered to some armory master. The capsule should be placed in front and covered with a cap. The spring mechanism hammer on it and produce sparkle which should light the wick which is just beneath the capsul.The pistol is preserved in near mint original condition! I guarantee this item is ONE OF A KIND WORLDWIDE! A must for the Hermitage Museum!
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Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "ONE OF A KIND antique Imperial Russian silver&24k gold lighter in form of pistol" is in sale since Monday, July 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Lighters\Other Collectible Lighters". The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia.
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