When Were Guns Invented?


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David C Profile
David C answered
Here's a nice little timeline of guns. I'm not sure if you are referring to cannons or pistols/rifles, the first guns that were handheld were invented in the 1350s.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Who actually invented the first 'firearm' is lost
to history. About 1300AD, the mention and use of what we would consider
a firearm is mentioned in both Italian and British history. 1388AD is
the first British mention of the word 'hand gun'.

The Chinese seem to have invented gun powder and in 904 a treastise by
Siui Tung mentioned the mixture commonly used as black powder in later

NRa Firearms Fact Book
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The first gun was invented in 1364 shooters lit wicks by hand that lighted the the gunpowder that was already in the guns barrel
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Anonymous answered
Guns were invented around 1375. The first muskets were very inaccurate and clumsy and even the long bow and crossbow were much deadlier till later on.
Ryan Profile
Ryan answered
A very long long time ago. LOL! Actually I am dying to find out too. I'll keep coming back here to see. That's a good question.

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