Flashback: The Wheel-Lock Pistol

Some of the earliest firearms or “handgonnes” date to the 1200s. However, they were basically a shrunken-down cannon. By the 1400s, the first true ignition system, the matchlock, was developed. But even with this invention, the need for a slow-burning match cord to fire the gun really put a damper on the ability to carry concealed. Around 1509, however, the… more …read more

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