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.

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