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...
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.
(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
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.
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 ...
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.
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 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—
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 ...
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 ...