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    that these could not be shot in the rain. They also discovered that depending on how far the wick was burnt the gun may not fire right away leaving the soldiers unaware of if the gun would fire and when. (Supica) (Firearms history) The next rifle solved some of these problems it was called the wheellock. It took advantage of the fact that you could make a spark with metal and certain rocks and do away with the wick and replace it with a gear system to form a better trigger to get more reliable shots out of the weapon. Unfortunately these guns were hard to fix and cost a lot and did not work the best so the matchlock remained popular during its time. (Supica) (Firearms history) The next guns are flintlock which you all should know were some of the first guns in America. The flintlock held a flint in the hammer and when the trigger is pulled the flint strikes the steel sending spark into the flash pan to fire the gun. several improvements are made on this design like adding a cover to the flash pan that mechanically moves out of the way when you shoot. They also started adding rifling to the barrels of the rifles to improve accuracy as well as adding sights, but the military did not use these because they thought it would take longer to reload and the soldiers were so close in the first place that they did not need accurate sights they should just aim for the line of enemy soldiers. (Supica) (Firearms history) They then made percussion caps which at first worked with a lot…

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    different country than today because the Aston/Johnson martial pistol shows how much different guns and the country was a century and a half ago. The U.S Model 1842 Percussion Pistol today cost about $400 -$1500 estimate. The significance of these pistols is that they saw service in the Civil war and the Mexican war. Henry Aston was a former employee of the Simeon North at Springfield Armory and this is where his manufacturing career began. Henry Aston was a manufacturer for the United States…

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    Gun History Research Paper

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    Wheellock guns were expensive to make, because of this they weren't really used as military weapons but more as a collectible item. The only people that used these were royalty, they used them mainly for hunting purposes. Snaphaunce were produced in 1550. The snaphaunce is the earliest form of flintlock. The name snaphaunce was from the Dutch which meant snaphaan meaning snapping hen. They are known as having separate pan covers. Later they were combined these functions into one part.…

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    Fortunate Hunt Essay

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    The Cherokee nation tells a story to their children about the origins of hunting. In the story, Kanati or “Fortunate Hunter,” teaches his twin sons a lesson after they comment a careless act with the animals of the forest. The story ends with Kanati telling his children that they must always be careful when dealing with nature, and they must always think before they act while in the wilderness. To the Natives, hunting was extremely labor intensive and great skill was required to bring meat back…

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    Weapons Used In The 1600s

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    The 1600s were full of exciting times, innovative inventions and new leaps for mankind. Weapons are used in our daily lives, in the 1600s they had the, flintlock, bayonet and your typical rifle. These were a form of protection for many. Flintlock’s come in all shapes and sizes, like the pistol, musket, and the rifle, this gun has some minor setbacks. The gun had a lot of false fires and continuously needed to be cleaned so it wouldn’t cause harm. Bayonets were great for short distance military…

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    Weaponry of the Revolution Innovative weaponry had a large impact on the Revolutionary War. The diversity and effectiveness of a weapon is what determines its practicality in the battlefield. A weapon is a tool designed to inflict bodily harm or physical damage. During the Revolutionary War, weapons had to be improved to insure victory. There were a variety of weapons used by the British and the Americans in the Revolutionary War. The improvement of weapons in the Revolutionary War was…

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    The Industrial Revolution started in 18th century and ended in the first half of the 19th century. Samuel Colt was born 19 July 1814 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States and he died on January 10, 1862 in Hartford, Connecticut. He died a wealthy man. He started his idea of the revolver on a yearlong voyage on the ship Corvo in 1830, where he made designs of his first revolver out of wood. In 1836 Samuel Colt received a U.S. patent for a revolver mechanism that would enable any gun to shoot…

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    Weapons and Warfare evolved and developed dramatically between 1550-1650. With new technologies came exciting warfare ideas and strategies. This new development started with the gunpowder revolution, especially in Europe in the mid 1400’s. Guns began to develop rapidly and by the early 1600’s flintlock muskets were the standard. The invention of the musket completely reinvented battles and tactics. With these new lethal and penetrating weapons, it changed the face of combat. Armor during this…

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    Warfare by terrain 1. Ground warfare E. Warfare by Equipment or Weapon Type 1. A common weapon used was the flintlock, smoothbore musket. The English used the 'Brown Bess' named for its brown color. Accuracy of the Brown Bess was fair. The flintlocks replaced the heavier matchlocks by 1670.The effective range is 175 yards (160 m). The common French issue was the Charleville musket. It was a .69 caliber French musket used in the 18th and 19th centuries. F. Warfare by Era 1. Early modern warfare…

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    Many different weapons were used in the Revolutionary War. Each side of the war preferred different tactics. With different tactics came different weapons, and each weapon had its positives and negatives. Wars usually require weapons, soldiers, and tactics; with war comes threats and reasons for fighting. Some of the weapons used in the war were flintlock muskets, rifles, bayonets, hanger swords, and hunting swords(Linda Alchin). The primary gun of the Revolutionary War was the flintlock…

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