Jan 28, 1232
Gunpowderhe Chinese who invented gunpowder (black powder) first used it in a weapon - gunpowder filled tubes aka rockets.
Jan 31, 1364
Shooter lit wicksFirst recorded use of a firearm - shooter lit wicks by hand that ingnited gunpowder that was loaded into the gun barrel.
M1 Garand riflehe M1 Garand (officially designated as United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 and later simply Rifle, Caliber .30, M1, and also abbreviated as US Rifle, Cal. .30, M1), was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the infantry of any nation.
MAS 36The MAS Modèle 36 was a military bolt action rifle. First adopted in 1936 by France and intended to replace the Berthier and Lebel series of service rifles, it saw service past the World War II period