I don't know a great deal about guns, modern or antique, but the weapons of this era seemed gaudy. That may not be the best word, as some of the ornate work was quite beautiful. What I mean to say, what purpose did a six foot barrel serve on a rifle? It would be incredibly hard to use in a hurry. The pistols would have been equally bad. The flintlock seems like the fuse would have taken considerable time to burn down and fire. In the meantime a sword could make short work of the pistol-bearer. What do you think?