The History of Guns

By Pfautzy
  • Jan 1, 1300

    The first firearm is created

    The first firearm is created by China in the 13th century, following the creation of blackpowder in the 9th century.
  • Jan 1, 1460

    Rifling was invented

    The Germans invented rifling, groooves inside the barrel of a gun which put spin on the roundball and made it more accurate.
  • The Kentucky Longrifle

    The first Kentucky Longrifle was built and used, this would become the first commonly used rifle in hunting and warfare. Especially the American Revoulution.
  • Percussion Cap

    The percussion cap was invented, which did away with the flintlock ending its 200 year reign.
  • The Metal Cartridge

    The first metal rim-fire cartridge is invented. It would change later change from breech loading guns, to guns that held multiple rounds.
  • The Repeating rifle

    The Spencer Rifle would be the first magazine fed lever action rifle, that would be used during the Civil War. This would lead to more modern weapon systems.
  • The Bolt-Action

    In WWI the main weapon was the bolt-action rifle. Though it was created in the early 1800's, WWI was the first war where it was standered issue.
  • The M1 Garand

    The M1 Garand would become the first ever semi-automatic rifle to be used in warfare, and became standered issue for the US military in WWII.
  • The M-16

    The M16 was the first modern assault rifle, granted it was made in 1959 newer models are still used today.
  • The Barret M82

    The Barret M82 is the most deadliest rifles that was ever created. It can shoot through a tank and is the most powerful rifle in our military.