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An antique firearm is a term to describe a firearm that was designed and manufactured prior to the beginning of the 20th century.
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A bandolier or a bandoleer is a pocketed belt for holding ammunition.
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A black powder substitute is a replacement for black powder used in muzzleloading and cartridge firearms.
The bombard is a cannon or mortar used throughout the Middle Ages and the early modern period.
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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers.
A breech-loading gun is a firearm in which the cartridge or shell is inserted or loaded into a chamber integral to the rear portion of a barrel.
A bullet is a kinetic projectile and the component of firearm ammunition that is expelled from the gun barrel during shooting.
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A cannon (plural: cannon or cannons) is a type of gun classified as artillery that launches a projectile using propellant.
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The Canon-obusier (literally "Shell-gun cannon", "gun-howitzer") was a type of cannon developed by France in the 1850s.
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The caplock mechanism or percussion lock was the successor of the flintlock mechanism in firearm technology, and used a percussion cap struck by the hammer to set off the main charge, rather than using a piece of flint to strike a steel frizzen.The caplock mechanism consists of a hammer, similar to the hammer used in a flintlock, and a nipple (sometimes referred to as a "cone"), which holds a small percussion cap.
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A cartridge is a type of firearm ammunition packaging a projectile (bullet, shots or slug), a propellant substance (usually either smokeless powder or black powder) and an ignition device (primer) within a metallic, paper or plastic case that is precisely made to fit within the barrel chamber of a breechloading gun, for the practical purpose of convenient transportation and handling during shooting.
A culverin was a relatively simple ancestor of the musket, and later a medieval cannon, adapted for use by the French as "couleuvrine" (from couleuvre "grass snake") in the 15th century, and later adapted for naval use by the English in the late 16th century.
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The demi-cannon was a medium-sized cannon, similar to but slightly larger than a culverin and smaller than a regular 42 lb (19 kg) cannon, developed in the early 17th century.
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The demi-culverin was a medium cannon similar to but slightly larger than a saker and smaller than a regular culverin developed in the late 16th century.
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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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The falconet or falcon was a light cannon developed in the late 15th century.
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A firearm is a portable gun (a barreled ranged weapon) that inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion (deflagration) of propellant within an ammunition cartridge.
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Flintlock is a general term for any firearm that uses a flint striking ignition mechanism.
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Friendship is an unincorporated community in Brown Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.
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Gardone Val Trompia is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy.
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A gun is a tubular ranged weapon typically designed to pneumatically discharge projectiles that are solid (most guns) but can also be liquid (as in water guns/cannons and projected water disruptors) or even charged particles (as in a plasma gun) and may be free-flying (as with bullets and artillery shells) or tethered (as with Taser guns, spearguns and harpoon guns).
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A gun barrel is a crucial part of gun-type ranged weapons such as small firearms, artillery pieces and air guns.
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Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive.
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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
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Knight Rifles is an American manufacturer of modern muzzleloading rifles and shotguns that pioneered the in-line muzzleloader in the mid-1980s.
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Muzzle-loading guns (as opposed to muzzle-loading mortars and howitzers) are an early type of artillery, (often field artillery, but naval artillery and siege artillery were other types of muzzleloading artillery), used before, and even for some time after, breech-loading cannon became common.
The long rifle, also known as longrifle, Kentucky rifle, or Pennsylvania rifle, was one of the first commonly used rifles for hunting and warfare.
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The matchlock was the first mechanism invented to facilitate the firing of a hand-held firearm.
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The Minié ball, or Minni ball, is a type of muzzle-loading spin-stabilized rifle bullet named after its co-developer, Claude-Étienne Minié, inventor of the Minié rifle.
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The minion (from the French word for cute) was a type of small cannon used during the Tudor period and into the late 17th century.
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Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols.
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The ML 8 inch shell guns of 50 cwt, 54 cwt and 65 cwt were the three variants of British cast iron smoothbore muzzle-loading guns designed specifically to fire the new generation of exploding shells pioneered in the early-mid nineteenth century by Henri-Joseph Paixhans.
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A mortar is usually a simple, lightweight, man portable, muzzle-loaded weapon, consisting of a smooth-bore metal tube fixed to a base plate (to absorb recoil) with a lightweight bipod mount.
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A musket is a muzzle-loaded, smoothbore long gun that appeared in early 16th century Europe, at first as a heavier variant of the arquebus, capable of penetrating heavy armor.
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The Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee (MLAIC) is the world governing body for competition with muzzle-loading firearms.
Founded in 1933, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) is the largest association of muzzleloaders in the United States.
The Parrott rifle was a type of muzzle-loading rifled artillery weapon used extensively in the American Civil War.
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The pepper-box revolver or simply pepperbox (also "pepper-pot", from its resemblance to the household pepper shakers) is a multiple-barrel repeating firearm that has three or more barrels which revolve around a central axis.
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The percussion cap, introduced circa 1820, is a type of single-use ignition device used on muzzleloading firearms that enabled them to fire reliably in any weather conditions.
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A pistol is a type of handgun.
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A pocket pistol is an American term for any small, pocket-sized semi-automatic pistol, (or less commonly derringer, or small revolver), suitable for concealed carry in either a front or rear pocket of a pair of trousers, or in an exterior coat pocket.
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A powder flask is a small container for gunpowder, which was an essential part of shooting equipment with muzzleloading guns, before pre-made paper cartridges became standard in the 19th century.
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A projectile is any object thrown into space (empty or not) by the exertion of a force.
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A propellant or propellent is a chemical substance used in the production of energy or pressurized gas that is subsequently used to create movement of a fluid or to generate propulsion of a vehicle, projectile, or other object.
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A ramrod is a metal or wooden device used with early firearms to push the projectile up against the propellant (mainly gunpowder).
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A rifled muzzle loader in the forecastle of HMS Gannet (1878) A rifled muzzle loader (RML) is a type of large artillery piece invented in the mid-19th century.
The RML 12 inch 25 ton guns were large rifled muzzle-loading guns of mid-late 1800s used as primary armament on British ironclad turret battleships and coastal monitors, and also ashore for coast defence.
RML 12 inch 35 ton guns were large rifled muzzle-loading guns used as primary armament on British battleships of the 1870s.
The RML 64 pounder 64 cwt gun was a Rifled, Muzzle Loading (RML) naval, field or fortification artillery gun manufactured in England in the 19th century, which fired a projectile weighing approximately.
The RML 7 inch guns were various designs of medium-sized rifled muzzle-loading guns used to arm small to medium-sized British warships in the late 19th century, and some were used ashore for coast defence.
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The saker was a medium cannon, slightly smaller than a culverin, developed during the early 16th century and often used by the English.
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The Savage Arms Company is a firearms manufacturing company based in Westfield, Massachusetts, with a division located in Canada.
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A shotgun (also known as a scattergun, or historically as a fowling piece) is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug.
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Small arms include handguns (revolvers and pistols) and long guns, such as rifles, carbines, shotguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, personal defense weapons, and light machine guns.
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A snaphance or snaphaunce is a type of lock for firing a gun or is a gun using that mechanism.
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A snaplock is a type of lock for firing a gun or is a gun fired by such a lock.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
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Wadding is a disc of material used in guns to seal gas behind a projectile or to separate powder for shot.
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A wheellock, wheel-lock or wheel lock, is a friction-wheel mechanism to cause a spark for firing a firearm.
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The 100-ton gun (also known as the Armstrong 100-ton gun) was a rifled muzzle-loading (RML) gun made by Elswick Ordnance Company, the armaments division of the British manufacturing company Armstrong Whitworth, owned by William Armstrong.
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The 68-pounder cannon was an artillery piece designed and used by the British Armed Forces in the mid-19th century.
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68-Pounder Lancaster guns were a British rifled muzzle-loading cannon of the 1850s that fired a 68-pound shell.
The 70-pounder Whitworth naval gun was designed by Joseph Whitworth during the 1860s.