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
Handmade Filipino gun.
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.
War: Philippine Insurrection