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History of the firearm

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The firearm was invented in China during the 13th century AD, after the Chinese invented black powder during the 9th century AD. These inventions were later transmitted to the Middle East, Africa, a...

A Brief History of Firearms - NRA Museums:

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The origin of gunpowder is unknown, and may have occurred in China, ... The first gun to combine all three components was the matchlock, in the early 1400's.

Important Dates in Gun History - ArmsCollectors.com

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(Based on A History of Firearms by Major H.B.C. Pollard) [From "Notable Gun Dates" in Edgar Howard Penrose, Descriptive Catalog of the Collection of Firearms ...

FIREARMS TUTORIAL

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History of Firearms ... appeared in use in China over a thousand years ago, but was used primarily in firecrackers and only sparingly in weapons for military use.

The History of Firearms - A Timeline - Inventors - About.com

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1364: First recorded use of a firearm - shooter lit wicks by hand that ingnited gunpowder that was loaded into the gun barrel. 1400s: Matchlock guns - first ...

Early Firearms History - How Early Firearms Evolved

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May 29, 2011 ... As discussed previously in the Definition of a Gun, the basic requirements that make a gun a gun are these: a barrel, a charge and a projectile.

The 11 Most Important Guns in History - Popular Mechanics

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Nov 26, 2012 ... Firearms have evolved constantly ever since their start around 800 years ago. From primitive hand cannons to automatic weapons, here are the ...

The Secret History of Guns - The Atlantic

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The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership— and ...

historicalfirearms

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Welcome to Historical Firearms, a site that looks at the history, development and use of ... The eventual weapons were essentially ArmaLite AR-18s in a bullpup ...

10 Guns That Shaped American History - Business Insider

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Jun 26, 2013 ... 10 Guns That Have Shaped The Course Of American History ... A new book, American Gun, details the 10 firearms that have the biggest stake ...

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Gun Timeline | History Detectives | PBS

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Historical timeline of the development of modern weapons starting at 1364 with the first recorded use of a firearm and ending in 1892 with the introduction of ...

The History and Evolution of Guns as Told Through Pictures ...

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Mar 12, 2013 ... From primitive guns to modern-day automatic weapons, the evolution is noteworthy. This Is the History of Firearms From 1364 Until 1900 | Guns.

Gun History - American Firearms Institute

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Important Dates in Gun History starting from the Han Dynasty thru current day developments Compiled and Researched by the American Firearms Institute.