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What was the first firearm in history?

Question #151228. Asked by BigTriviaDawg.
Last updated Jun 10 2024.
Originally posted Jun 09 2024 8:02 PM.

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Having "discovered" gunpowder, it should come as no surprise that the Chinese created a fire lance in the 10th century. This device with either a bamboo or metal tube, is regarded as the first gun. This "gun" used a gunpowder-filled tube to fire a spear.

link https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/who-invented-the-first-gun.htm




Response last updated by gtho4 on Jun 10 2024.
Jun 09 2024, 8:03 PM
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