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#7073610 - 02/10/18 05:16 PM What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion)
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I am going to have to say the Model 1910 FN Browning automatic that killed archduke Ferdinand.

World wars 1 and 2 can both be attributed to that single gun.
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#7073628 - 02/10/18 05:30 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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Colt M1911, Winchester 1873, Colt Peacemaker. I donít know which is number 1
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#7073631 - 02/10/18 05:32 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: aggiehunter03]
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Originally Posted By: aggiehunter03
Colt M1911, Winchester 1873, Colt Peacemaker. I donít know which is number 1
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#7073671 - 02/10/18 06:18 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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The Kentucky rifle used by the American Revolutionaries. It gave them a strong ballistic advantage in both accuracy and distance over the Brits with the most powerful army in the world at the time. The creation of the United States rose from the average citizen owning and knowing how to use a rifle superior to that of the ruling powers.
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#7073674 - 02/10/18 06:19 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: aggiehunter03]
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Originally Posted By: aggiehunter03
Colt M1911, Winchester 1873, Colt Peacemaker. I donít know which is number 1


I donít think the OP is asking which type, but rather which individual gun. That Browning probably is responsible indirectly for millions upon millions of deaths.

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#7073681 - 02/10/18 06:26 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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#7073688 - 02/10/18 06:32 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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The first repeating rifle that shot a metallic cartridge.

"The Henry Rifle. It was Mr. Henry who conceived the first practical, lever action repeating rifle. Patented in 1860, the Henry gave a single man the firepower of a dozen marksmen armed with muzzle-loading muskets."

IMO, the Henry did for soldiers and frontiersmen what the first tractor did for farmers.


Edited by Texas Dan (02/10/18 06:39 PM)
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#7073691 - 02/10/18 06:34 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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#7073693 - 02/10/18 06:34 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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In the war of northern aggression the north received repeating rifles that finalized the war. What would have happened had the south received them? Would that not have been the most significant change in our current life. Good or bad?


Note: I may have made all this up. Going on memory.

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#7073697 - 02/10/18 06:37 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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The Flobert gallery rifle, it was the first to fire a metallic cartridge. A 22 caliber round ball powered by the percussion cap only. This led to the Spencer rifles and the Henry rifles.
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#7073704 - 02/10/18 06:42 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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The Kalashnikov
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#7073717 - 02/10/18 06:53 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Choctaw]
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Originally Posted By: Choctaw
Originally Posted By: aggiehunter03
Colt M1911, Winchester 1873, Colt Peacemaker. I donít know which is number 1


I donít think the OP is asking which type, but rather which individual gun. That Browning probably is responsible indirectly for millions upon millions of deaths.


Yes. And I canít argue with his choice either.
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#7073763 - 02/10/18 07:32 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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I would have said the 1873 Winch3ster but Payne nailed. The Kalishnikov.
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#7073800 - 02/10/18 08:03 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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Originally Posted By: Bigfoot
I am going to have to say the Model 1910 FN Browning automatic that killed archduke Ferdinand.

World wars 1 and 2 can both be attributed to that single gun.


I can't see how that can be disputed. WW1 had 37 million causalities including 16 million deaths.
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#7073804 - 02/10/18 08:07 PM Re: What single firearm changed history the most (in your opinion) [Re: Bigfoot]
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Henry repeater.

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