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Advancement of Firearms

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline small square 1st May, 1364 First use of firearms
Timeline small square 1st May, 1380 Guns known throughout Europe
Timeline small square 1st May, 1400 Matchlock is created No longer does it rquire two poles to fire a weapon. The firing mechanism is on the weapon.
Timeline small square 1st May, 1498 Rifling Principle developed
Timeline small square 1st May, 1509 Invention of the Wheel lock Keeping something on fire is no longer required, But these are expensive.
Timeline small square 1st May, 1540 Rifling used in firearms Accuracy of firearms increses
Timeline small square First Real Flintlock Protected powder when the trigger was not pulled
Timeline small square Dueling pistols were fashionable
Timeline small square American Revolution
Timeline small square Percussion caps in general use Gunpowed was no longer exposed. It was held inside each individual bullet
Timeline small square Back action lock developed
Timeline small square Colt revolver first mass produced multishot revolver
Timeline small square First real shotguns
Timeline small square The Crimean War This was the last time muzzle loaded weapons were used in a war
Timeline small square First full rim-fire cartridge
Timeline small square Spencer Repeating Carbine patented 7 shots fired in 15 seconds used in mass quantities
Timeline small square Breech loaded weapons in wide use
Timeline small square American Civil War
Timeline small square Gatling gun developed
Timeline small square First cartridge pistol
Timeline small square Winchester Rifle developed
Timeline small square First effective double action pistol
Timeline small square First automatic pistol