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What Came First The Pistol Or the Rifle
Last Post 12 Aug 2009 07:18 PM by Porknbeans. 8 Replies.
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Foremost MediaUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:97 Foremost Media
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10 Aug 2009 01:03 PM
    What Came First The Rifle Or the Pistol
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    Tarheel Blue threw out this question to me and I though it was a good one, although I must admit I don't know the answer to the question.  Check back in a few days and I'm sure some of you that are smarter then me will have the correct answer.

    BrowndogUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:35 Browndog
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    10 Aug 2009 04:12 PM

    Rifle from mid-1400s

    Pistol from 1540s

    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    11 Aug 2009 06:41 AM
    I'm guessing that we're talking about some form of shotgun type too, correct? If we are talking about a rifled barrel then I want to change my answer. BD, is this date on the rifle from the Chinese invention?
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    Tarheel BlueUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:105 Tarheel Blue
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    11 Aug 2009 01:06 PM

    The Chinese invented gunpowder in 1232. Man, did they start something! The first recorded use of a firearm was in 1364. Did you know that shotguns were not invented until 1850?

    TB

     

    "I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told and I win where I fight." - General George S. Patton
    BrowndogUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:35 Browndog
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    11 Aug 2009 02:39 PM

    I was only looking at the two items in question, and I believe the first rifling was from Germany. From what I've read, some Arabs learned of this "powder" from the Chinese and were able to harness this energy at an early date as well.

    dogpowerUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:60 dogpower
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    11 Aug 2009 05:15 PM

    So...let me get this staight.  The Chinese invented gunpowder in 1232 but the gun wasn't invented for another 130 some years.  How did they know to call it "gun"powder???

    That history stuff always confused me.

    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    11 Aug 2009 06:02 PM
    Boy one can always learn from these places. It was not called gun powder back in 1232. We called it explosive powder back then, that is if memory serves me right.......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    Tarheel BlueUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:105 Tarheel Blue
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    12 Aug 2009 09:57 AM

    Think of the  _ _ lls it took to pour explosive powder down a metal tube, then stuff a round pellet down on top of it, and then close your eyes, strike that kitchen match and light that wick. Proof that we had rednecks amongst us before we knew what it meant. 

    I'd love to have seen the expression on that dude's face the first time that explosion/projectile went off down the barrel!! I can just imagine him (or her!) saying..."Hey Ya'll, you ain't gonna believe this s- - -!!!" I bet there were plenty of singed eyebrows!!!!

    TB

    "I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told and I win where I fight." - General George S. Patton
    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    12 Aug 2009 07:18 PM
    Bob, TB too funny. I'm still laughing!
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
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