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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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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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