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Handmade Filipino Gun
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Handmade Filipino Gun

Catalog #: NM367    Accession #: 319944
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 5" H x 49" W x 1.75" D

Physical Description

Handmade Filipino gun.

General History

Filipinos fighting the United State Army resorted to making their own firearms. This handmade gun harkens back to the earliest of firearms, the hand cannon. The gun was muzzle-loaded and the charge was set off by applying fire to a touch hole in the side of the barrel.


Keywords

Country: Philippines
War: Philippine Insurrection
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