A rifle is a firearm to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical
groove or pattern .... The invention of the minie balls in the 1840s solved the slow
loading problem, and in the ...
Marin le Bourgeois developed the first flintlock gun, which is the predecessor to
the rifle. Captain Patrick Ferguson of Pitfours, Scotland is known for inventing the
1364 - First recorded use of a firearm. ... The matchlock shown here was made
around 1640, and is typical of the ... 1509 - Invention of wheel lock (rose lock).
Jul 7, 2011 ... Around the beginning of this millennium, the Chinese invented a mixture of ... The
first truly famous, or perhaps infamous, gun in history was a ...
From the Kentucky rifle to the most modern sporting arm, accuracy has always ...
and which he had invented, was significantly different from traditional rifles of the
... The first semi-automatic (one shot per pull of the trigger) U.S. service rifle, the ...
May 11, 2010 ... The inventor of a rifled barrel is alleged to be one of two inventors, both of ... that
his grooves were straight in nature and the first spiral grooves came from ... The
Baker rifles were also based on the Jaeger rifle and its inventor, ...
1326. When were the first guns made? References to gunnis cum telar (guns with
handles) were recorded in, 1350. First recorded use of a firearm. 1364.
May 29, 2011 ... There were very few matchlock designs made into pistol-sized guns. ... The very
first true flintlock firearm was developed by Frenchman Marin ...
Dec 20, 2012 ... A: The rifle made its first appearance in Europe in the early-modern era, around
the 16th century, but there were exceedingly few of them.
Samuel Colt invented the first revolver -- named after its revolving cylinder. He
was issued a U.S. patent in 1836 for the Colt firearm equipped with a revolving ...