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The world's first submachine gun (a fully automatic firearm which fires pistol cartridges) able to be maneuvered by a single soldier is the MP18.1, invented by Theodor Bergmann. It was introduced into service in 1918 by the German Army during World War I as the primary weapon of the Stosstruppen (assault groups specialized in trench combat ...

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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 arquebus, a short-barreled firearm held at the shoulder and small enough to be handled by one man. A gunpowder-soaked cord burned at both ends until it touched a pan of flash powder ...

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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 automatic handguns. 1364 ...

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The first gun ever made – Details of Gatling gun: The first gun invented by Gatling was based on Gatling’s seed planter. In 1866 the US government started to purchase these guns officially. Personalities like General Benjamin F. Butler bought about twelve guns even before the US government started purchasing it officially.

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This particular firearm was the first gun that used mechanics to release a bullet. Finding early examples of these guns is difficult, as they are rare. The NRA's National Firearms Museum provides more information about how these weapons worked: The first gun to combine all three components was the matchlock, in the early 1400's.

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The first firearm was developed by the Chinese, this was a stock hollowed out and a smaller arrow was used as its projectile. The Mongols would end up taking this gunpowder with them west when they conquered all of Asia and most of eastern Europe....

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The oldest known air rifle gun was invented by Girandoni of Vienna about 1780, for the Austrian Army. Daisy is credited for invented the first BB gun around 1895.

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Great advancements were made by inventing different types of firearms like the Arquebus or the Bow-gun, rifles, multi-barrel guns, screw or cannon barrel pistols, dueling pistols, socket bayonet, etc. Over the years machine guns came into existence. The man who invented the first machine gun was an English, named James Puckle.

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Frenchman Louis-Nicolas Flobert invented the first rimfire metallic cartridge in 1845. His cartridge consisted of a percussion cap with a bullet attached to the top. Flobert then made what he called "parlor guns" for this cartridge, as these rifles and pistols were designed to be shot in indoor shooting parlors in large homes.

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The First Gun In America Guns and America were born around the same time and grew up together. Columbus and other early explorers were probably the first Europeans to bring guns to the New World ...