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What is the gun history in the 19th century?Create a timeline of guns during the 19th...

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eluck--10 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted March 16, 2011 at 11:56 PM via web

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What is the gun history in the 19th century?

Create a timeline of guns during the 19th century.   You don’t need to include all guns, but pick out a dominant weapon for each decade. Include , the type of ammunition it used, its primary use during the decade and how it was an improvement from the dominant weapon of the previous decade

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 17, 2011 at 12:17 AM (Answer #1)

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Here is a partial timeline of 19th century weaponry.

1818:  Invention of the revolver
1825:  Percussion-cap gun invented with tube leading directly into the gun barrel.
1835:  Invention of the Colt handgun, the first multi-shot revolver
1840:  First use of pin-fire cartridges
1850:  Invention of the shotgun
1859:  First use of full rim-fire cartridges
1860:  Invention of the Spencer repeating carbine
1861:  Breech-loaded guns introduced
1862:  Invention of the Gatling gun
1871:  Invention of the cartridge revolver
1873:  Invention of the Winchester rifle
1877:  The double-action revolver is introduced.
1879:  Patent of the Lee box magazine
1892:  Invention of the automatic handgun
1893:  Invention of the Borchardt pistol with separate magazine


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