4During war or battle, the colonists would use this cannon on wheels
5These are the different parts of colonial guns SideplatesLocksButt TangsHaha I know, let it out of your systemTrigger GuardsThis helps lower the recoil of the gunThese help you not to pull the trigger by accident
6This is the open barrel of a revolver gun. This is the Revolver. It is connected by a spring. The barrel spins every time you shoot. To take the barrel out to reload, you must pull the trigger on the back of the gun.Like this
7The guns could be made of wood or metal, or both Guns were located in all of themiddle and upper class homes.Guns were keptfor hunting ,protection andwar fare.Typically, the handle is madeof woodThe colonists would make guns themselves or they would go to the local gunsmithAnd the rest made of metalColonist’s Gun ShopGunsmith
8Purchasing and using firearms Only white men of middle and upper class could purchase and handle firearms.Native Americans were legally not allowed to own firearms in some colonies.The wealthy colonists would use guns for a hunting sport. They would also use them to hunt for survive during the winter.The wealthy would buy guns called “Punts” or “Hudson Valley” that have a 30 – 60 yard range.Englishmen would smuggle firearms to the Native Americans.
9Interesting Information In Plymouth, Massachusetts, by law you were supposed to have “two pounds of gunpowder and ten pounds of bullets”, you would be fined 10 shillings if you did not have this.Gunpowder and bullets were sold in bars and other shopsThere was never any shortage of any gun-related parts.By law, no man was allowed to leave a mile from his house without any firearms.You were required to bring a gun to church, and if you didn’t, you were fined twelve pence.The minimum age to own a firearm was sixteen. The minimum age varied from colony to colony.The military did not have a storage space for all of the guns, Instead they gave all the guns to the soldiers equally.
10With rifles, they can shoot long range with no problem at all! Before there were Rifles, the Colonists would fight short range, like thisWith rifles, they can shoot long range with no problem at all!
11BibliographyBackground picture:Musket Picture:Rifles picture:Revolver Picture:Flintlock Rifle:Open Revolver:2nd Revolver:Cannon on wheels:Gun parts and information:Pistol:Gunsmith:Gun shop: