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Trivia quiz about guns, rifles, cannons, and various fire arms including history and more!


Online trivia quiz with questions about guns, Gatling guns, Wyatt Earp., gun history, Smith & Wesson, revolver, auto cannons and more!


Guns first appeared in what country around 1000AD?
A: China

The first cartridge revolvers were produced around 1856 by what company?
A: Smith & Wesson.

In what century were guns introduced to Europe?
A: 13th century

A revolver is a hand gun that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers for bullets and a what?
A: Barrel.

Nearly all early revolvers had how many chambers in the cylinder?
A: 6.

The difference between machine guns and auto cannons is the diameter of the projectiles, with auto cannons using calibers larger than what diameter?
A:  16 mm.

Because of its slow burning rate, gunpowder is classified as a what?
A: Low explosive.

One of the earliest guns consisted of a bamboo tube that used a spear as the projectile and was powered by what?
A:  Gunpowder.

An early type of gun, with a black-powder–filled tube attached to the end of a spear was used as a flamethrower. What was it called?
A: A fire lance.

In 1942, the United States military introduced what rifle?
A: The M1 carbine.

The M1 carbine used what size cartridge?
A:  The .30 Carbine cartridge.

Originally the carbine was going to be an inexpensive lightweight weapon for issue to who?
A: Rear-echelon and support troops.

Some gun barrels include rifling which is a series of spiraled grooves or angles on the inside of the barrel that cause the projectile to do what?
A: Spin to stabilize it.

As gun technology developed, the proportion of what ingredient in the propellant was increased to obtain the most explosive power?
A: Saltpeter (Potassium Nitrate)

What type of gun is designed to rapidly fire bullets from an ammunition belt or magazine at speeds of hundreds of rounds per minute?
A: Machine gun.

The Smith & Wesson Model 3 was used by what famous US lawman?
A: Wyatt Earp.

The three basic parts of a gun are a barrel made of metal, gunpowder, and a what?
A: Projectile.

During the late 14th century in Europe, small portable hand-held what were developed?
A: Cannon.

A revolver is a handgun, but other weapons may also have a revolving chamber including some models of grenade launchers, shotguns, and what?
A: Rifles.

Semi-automatic firearms require one trigger pull per what?
A: Round fired.

Gunpowder, also known as black powder, was a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and what?
A: Potassium nitrate (saltpeter).

In the late 15th century what empire used firearms as part of its infantry?
A: Ottoman.

The Gatling Gun was invented by whom?
A: Richard Gatling.

Most long-arms have front grips and shoulder stocks allowing the shooter the ability to hold the firearm more steadily than possible when using a what?
A: Handgun.

In what war was the Gatling gun introduced?
A: American Civil War in the 1860s.

Assault rifles were introduced during World War II by the Germans and called what?
A: The StG44.

In gunpowder, what is the role of the saltpeter?
A: The oxidizer.

Machine guns were designed to fire as long as the trigger is what?
A: Held down.

The M1 carbine series was used by the U.S. military forces until finally replaced by what?
A: The M16 rifle.

Because they become very hot, many machine guns have removable what?
A: Barrels.

Some light machine guns are fed from drum or box magazines, and some vehicle-mounted machine guns are hopper-fed, but most machine guns are what?
A: Belt fed.

During which war did the assault rifle became the military's standard rifle?
A: The Vietnam War.