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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_firearm

After the Chinese invented black powder during the 9th century, these inventions were later ... The earliest depiction of a gun is a sculpture from a cave in Sichuan dating to the 12th century of a Chinese figure carrying a vase-shaped bombard ...

www.nramuseum.com/gun-info-research/a-brief-history-of-firearms.aspx

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.

www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/technique/gun-timeline

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 ...

www.theblaze.com/news/2013/03/12/the-history-and-evolution-of-guns-as-told-through-pictures

Mar 12, 2013 ... This article is part of a series on Guns in America that explores the use of firearms in our country and the debate over gun control. This is an ...

www.americanfirearms.org/gun-history

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

www.theatlantic.com/video/index/393683/a-brief-visual-history-of-weapons

May 19, 2015 ... From the axe, which originated in 1,000,000 B.C., to today's killer drones, mankind's use of weapons has been varied and incredibly inventive.

www.thefirearms.guide/guns/early-firearm-history

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.

www.businessinsider.com/10-guns-that-shaped-american-history-2013-6

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 ...

library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/GUNS/GUNHIST.html

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 ...

www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/g1002/the-11-most-important-guns-in-history

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 ...