Category: Firearms

  • Firearms – From the Beginning

    According to the Archaeological Institute of America, sometime just before the rise of China’s Song Dynasty (A.D. 960–1279), alchemists in search of new medicines found that, by combining nitrates such as saltpeter with sulfur and charcoal, they could create a chemical explosive. The Chinese called that potion “fire medicine”. A picture is worth 1000 words […]