Developments in firearms 1700 to WWI

By Jonathan Ferguson, published 30th August 2021

In this podcast Jonathan Ferguson of the Royal Armouries Museum discusses the development of firearms from the musket to the machine gun. This podcast looks at how the firearms developed through conflicts such as the American Revolutionary War, the Naploeonic Wars, The American Civil War and World War I.

1. The story of the musket.
2. Questions of accuracy.
3. Archers vs. Muskets.
4. New tactics.
5. The bayonette.
6. Artillery.
7. The impact of the industrial revolution on firearms.
8. The American Civil War.
9. Smokeless powder.
10. Changes in soldiers uniform.
11. Rifle changes between the Crimean War and WWI. The magazine rifle.
12. The machine gun.

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