A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a
helical groove ... Rifles were created as an improvement in the accuracy of
smooth bore muskets. In the early 18...
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 muskets used by militia in Colonial America.
From the Kentucky rifle to the most modern sporting arm, accuracy has ... and
which he had invented, was significantly different from traditional rifles of the ...
Today, the AR-15 looks like the M-16 service rifle that first saw combat in Vietnam
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 ...
Mar 12, 2013 ... It was in 1364 that mankind first recorded the use of a firearm. .... About.com
claims that percussion-cap guns, invented and patented by the Rev ...
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 ...
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, ...
Rifling* was invented [The first rifled gun barrels were made in the 1400s. ....
designed in 1774, was the first English breech-loading rifle made for military use.
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.