Invention of the Gun

Timeline created by Ben Gorman
In History
  • Period: Jan 1, 900 to

    The invention of Gun's

    The invention of Gun's from Gunpowder to modern day weapons
  • Jan 3, 900


    Gunpowder was first invented in China by Alchiemists searching for an elixer for immortality
  • Jan 1, 1232

    First use of Gunpowder

    First use of Gunpowder
    Gunpowder was finally used by the Chinese. Gun powder filled tubes/ Rockets.
  • Apr 3, 1364

    First recorded use of Firearm

    The first recorded use of a fiream.
  • Apr 3, 1380

    Travel moves on

    Europe has become fully aware of Firearms.
  • Apr 3, 1400

    Matchlock Firearms

    Matchlock Firearms are introduced in Europe.
  • Apr 3, 1498

    Firing Principle

    The firing principle is discovered making firing guns easier.
  • Apr 3, 1509

    Wheel lock

    Wheel lock
    Wheel lock Guns are created
  • Apr 3, 1540


    Rifle's first appear.
  • The Flintlock

    The Flintlock
    The Flintlock range of guns appear making more smaller and consealable guns.
  • Proof marks

    First use of Firearms proof marks.
  • Duel wield

    Duel wielding pistols come into fashion.
  • Percussion-detonating principle patented

    The Percussion-detonating principle patented is invented.
  • Percussion cap Guns

    Percussion Cap guns are in general use.
  • Bolt action

    Bolt action lock appears.
  • Colt

    The first colt revolver appears.
  • Cartirages

    Gun's begin using pin fire cartirages.
  • Shotguns

    True shotguns come into common use.
  • Fire rim Cartridge

    The First full rim Cartridge is made.
  • The Spencer repeating Carbine

    The Spencer repeating Carbine is made
  • Breech loaded guns

    Breech loaded guns are made
  • Gattoling gun

    The first gattoling gun is made.
  • Centre fire catridge

    The centre fire cartridge is made.
  • Cartridge revolver

    The cartridge revolver is made
  • Winchester rifle

    The Winchester rifle is introduced
  • Double action revolver

    The double action revolver is introduced
  • Lee box magazine

    The Lee box magazine is patented
  • Handguns

    The advent of automatic hand guns.
  • Borchardt pistol

    The Borchardt pistol is made.