Guns

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  1. carolegalassi profile image63
    carolegalassiposted 8 years ago

    Who and when were guns invented?

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Year was actualy 1132, the Chineese had invented Gun powder as an explosive, they used a thing called a gonne (hand cannon), later evolved into the word GUN. It was a bamboo tube packed with powder and a projectile, and they aimed it at enemys to bring them down, pierce the Invaders armor.

      Here is a time line for you to consider;

      1232: The Chinese who invented gunpowder (black powder) first used it in a weapon - gunpowder filled tubes aka rockets.
      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 mechanically firing of guns. Wicks were now attached to a clamp that sprang into gunpowder that was placed in a "flash pan".
      1509: Wheel lock guns - wicks were replaced the wheel lock that generated a spark for igniting the gunpowder.
      1630: Flintlock guns - the flintlock did two things mechanically, it opened the lid of the flash pan and provided an igniting spark.
      1825: Percussion-cap guns invented by Reverend John Forsyth - firing mechanism no longer uses flash pan, a tube lead straight into the gun barrel, the tupe had an exposive cap on it that exploded when struck
      1830: Back action lock
      1835: Colt revolver - first mass-produced, multi-shot, revolving firearms
      1840: Pin-fire cartridges
      1850: Shotguns
      1859: Full rim-fire cartridge
      1860: Spencer repeating carbine patented
      1861: Breech loaded guns
      1862: Gatling Gun
      1869: Center-fire cartridge
      1871: Cartridge revolver
      1873: Winchester rifle
      1877: Double-action revolver
      1879: Lee box magazine patented
      1892: Automatic handguns invented by Joseph Laumann
      1893: Borchardt pistol - automatic handgun with a separate magazine in the grip
      1903: First automatic rifle a Winchester.

      1. carolegalassi profile image63
        carolegalassiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your thorough answer. It was a great help.

      2. carolegalassi profile image63
        carolegalassiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your thorough answer. It was a great help.

  2. druk_tshering profile image60
    druk_tsheringposted 8 years ago

    It was invented long long time ago, most probably during the stone age when dinosaurs lived on this planet.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You mean 6,000 years ago? lol

  3. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    http://armscollectors.com/gunhistorydates.htm

    Apparently, the first recorded use of gun powder being used in Europe dates back to 1280.

  4. bojanglesk8 profile image59
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

    Guns are evil.

    1. profile image55
      Ragnar Taltosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's the intent behind the person holding the gun, not the tool itself. If that were the case then hammers, rocks, arrows, even cars would be evil.

      Guns prevent governments from imposing their will on a helpless populous as will be witnessed soon in Europe and can be witnessed in many regions of Africa today.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sar....., I mean, golly that doesn't really make sense if you think about it.

        1. profile image55
          Ragnar Taltosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Perhaps this might serve to enlighten you on the subject.

            http://www.jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/deathgc.htm#chart

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    As strict as the rules are here in Canada I believe guns are a necessity, always have.  Must be from living in Texas for most of my summers - for years hmmm. big_smile

  6. aware profile image65
    awareposted 8 years ago

    i own a gun

  7. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    i own a gun

  8. sooner than later profile image55
    sooner than laterposted 8 years ago

    me too.

  9. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    I have a bunch.

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image81
      Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe I do, maybe I don't. tongue

 
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