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1 Guns of the Military By Ben and Adam There has been many different types of weapons held in the hands of the U. S. Infantry.

2 History of Rifles RKentucky Rifles were invented in They used old black powder and had to be reloaded after each shot RThe Magazine Rifle was invented in This rifle could shoot farther, used metal cartridges, and reloaded faster. RThe Fully Automatic Rifle was invented in It used powder that doesnt smoke in copper cartridges that reload faster. RKentucky Rifles were invented in They used old black powder and had to be reloaded after each shot RThe Magazine Rifle was invented in This rifle could shoot farther, used metal cartridges, and reloaded faster. RThe Fully Automatic Rifle was invented in It used powder that doesnt smoke in copper cartridges that reload faster.

3 Looks of Rifles Rifles have grooves in their barrels called rifling that makes the bullet spin and the shot more accurate There are two ways to aim with a rifle, sight or scope Rifles have extended barrels and gun housing Rifles have grooves in their barrels called rifling that makes the bullet spin and the shot more accurate There are two ways to aim with a rifle, sight or scope Rifles have extended barrels and gun housing

4 History of Machine Guns Dr. Gatling invented the Gatling Gun in 1862 used to take down more men faster and more efficiently Hirum Maxim made a fully automatic gun in 1884 that had 650 RPM Colts idea sparked the idea for new machine guns Dr. Gatling invented the Gatling Gun in 1862 used to take down more men faster and more efficiently Hirum Maxim made a fully automatic gun in 1884 that had 650 RPM Colts idea sparked the idea for new machine guns

5 Looks of Machine Guns Gas fed systems work from gas left from the shell after the gun was fired. The M-16 is an example of the gas fed system. Recoil system powers the gun from the recoil pushing on the bolt. Most earlier machine guns used the recoil system. Blowback system works just like the recoil system except the gun housing moves instead of the bolt. The Tommy gun uses the Blowback system. Gas fed systems work from gas left from the shell after the gun was fired. The M-16 is an example of the gas fed system. Recoil system powers the gun from the recoil pushing on the bolt. Most earlier machine guns used the recoil system. Blowback system works just like the recoil system except the gun housing moves instead of the bolt. The Tommy gun uses the Blowback system.

6 M-16 A2 The M-16 can be a semi-automatic or fully automatic gun Since the M-16 is made from aluminum alloy, the gun only weighs lbs. Its bullet goes tip-over-end instead of spinning like the regular rifle The M-16 can be a semi-automatic or fully automatic gun Since the M-16 is made from aluminum alloy, the gun only weighs lbs. Its bullet goes tip-over-end instead of spinning like the regular rifle

7 What We Learned The guns in the hands of our Infantry, whether it is a machine gun or rifle, can make or break a battle.

8 Credits Images retrieved from Google Image Search February 29, 2008

9 Bibliography Machine Gun. Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Scholastic Lib. 25 Jan Machine Guns. How Stuff Works. 27 Jan Richi, Jason. Desigining the Tools of War. N.p.: n.p., Wikipedia. 24 Jan Military Factory 23 Jan. 2008http://www.military factory. Comhttp://www.military factory. Com Rifle 23 Jan. 2008http://go.grolier.com.http://go.grolier.com


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