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...
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.
Feb 11, 2011 ... The muzzleloading rifle is the oldest firearm on earth. It has been around since
the start of the 17th century, yet the past 25 years have ...
Feb 18, 2015 ... Firearm with a rifled bore—i.e., having shallow spiral grooves cut inside ... Gun
makers soon discovered, however, that spiral grooves made ... That problem was
solved first by the use of greased patches around the projectile.
Mar 12, 2013 ... It was in 1364 that mankind first recorded the use of a firearm. .... in 1903,
Winchester again made history when it created the first automatic rifle.
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.
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.
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, ...
History of Firearms. Guns, Rifles, Machine Guns, and Firearm Ammunition ....
Samuel Colt invented the first revolver - named after its revolving cylinder. He
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