Thursday, February 26, 2015

I Love the 50's- Guns

The development of very basic guns and weapons began very early on. Some guns used in the 1850's included: 
  • Burnside carbine (US rifle used developed in 1857)
  • Colt 1851 Navy ( US revolver developed in 1851)
  • Colt revolving rifle (US rifle developed in 1855)
  • Enfield rifled musket (UK, developed in 1853)
  • Lemat Revolver
  • Smith and Wesson Model 1
  • Springfield model (developed in 1855)
Guns had advanced to baffle rifles, assault rifles, machine guns, sniper rifles, submachine guns and hand guns by the 1950's. There was an advancement in guns and weapons because they were needed for War, which is why explosive devices were also used. For example, the submachine gun was made during WW1 and during WW2 the production of the submachine gun increased tremendously because the demand was greater than every before. The submachine gun has mainly been replaced by the assault rifle, which has a much more accurate aiming range. 
John Thompson (inventor of the Thompson Submachine gun) holding a submachine gun.

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