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History of the firearm - Wikipedia


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

Who invented the first gun? | HowStuffWorks


In the 15th century, the invention of the lock -- the firing mechanism on the gun -- made for the creation of the first reliable handguns. The first was the French ...

Who Invented the Gun? History & Invention Story of Gun


Whether for purpose of self defense or offence, guns have a fascinating history. Robert Bacon is also known to be the inventor of gunpowder according to a ...

A Brief History of Firearms - NRA Museums:


The National Firearms Museum, at the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, details ... Of these, the seeds of greatness lay in the last, the invention of brothers  ...

The 11 Most Important Guns in History - Popular Mechanics


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 ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Invention of Guns&v=D2r34lGjbIY
Dec 28, 2013 ... Guns: The Evolution of Firearms episode 1 of 7 The greatest gift of mankind over beasts is his ability to craft and use tools. From the simple ...

The History of Guns, Rifles, and Machine Guns - Inventors - About.com


Man aiming gun - Daniel Allan/ Photographer's Choice/ Getty Images ... In 1718, James Puckle of London, England, demonstrated his new invention, the "Puckle  ...

How has the invention of guns changed the world? - Quora


Thank you for asking the question. I am not certain guns changed anything at a macro level. People had been killing each other for thousands of ...

Gatling Gun - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Gatling Gun, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

Samuel Colt - Inventions - HISTORY.com


In 1836, Connecticut-born gun manufacturer Samuel Colt (1814-62) received a U.S. patent for a revolver mechanism that enabled a gun to be fired multiple ...

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Gun Timeline | History Detectives | PBS


Before the matchlock, guns were fired by holding a burning wick to a "touch hole" in the barrel igniting the powder ... 1509 - Invention of wheel lock (rose lock).

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


Mar 12, 2013 ... From primitive guns to modern-day automatic weapons, the .... Prior to his invention, only one- and two-barrel flintlock pistols were available.

Gun History - American Firearms Institute


Invention of the arquebus or bow-gun. A spring let loose by a trigger threw the match, which was fastened to it, forward into the pan which contained the priming  ...