Homemade Filipino Gun
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 1/24/2011
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 touchhole in the side of the barrel.
Standards in History (Grades K-4)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)