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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...

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 ...

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 ...

History of Firearms

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History of Firearms ... Matchlock: Primitive matchlock weapons employed a burning wick on a spring that was "locked" back and released into a pan of powder ...

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 ...

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

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The history of small firearms - timeline. Page 2. ... 1400s: Matchlock guns - first mechanically firing of guns. Wicks were now attached to a clamp that sprang into  ...

Loaded: A Brief History of Gun Control in America [Interactive ...

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Oct 15, 2015 ... Included as a fundamental right in the U.S. Constitution, firearms have long played a pivotal role in America's history and culture. Federal gun ...

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 ...

History of gun-control legislation - The Washington Post

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Dec 22, 2012 ... 1934. Spurred by the bloody “Tommy gun” era ushered in by Al Capone, John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and ...

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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.

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.