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Colonial Guns 1600 – 1700. By Ronald Mirochnik 7A2. Guns in Colonial Times were used for many different reasons. Rifles. Musket. These are the hunting guns used during the colonial times. These are war guns. Revolver. Flintlock Rifle.

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Colonial guns 1600 1700

Colonial Guns1600 – 1700

By Ronald Mirochnik


Guns in colonial times were used for many different reasons
Guns in Colonial Times were used for many different reasons



These are the hunting guns used during the colonial times

These are war guns
These are war guns


Flintlock Rifle

These are the different parts of colonial guns
These are the different parts of colonial guns on wheels



Butt Tangs

Haha I know, let it out of your system

Trigger Guards

This helps lower the recoil of the gun

These help you not to pull the trigger by accident

This is the open barrel of a revolver gun
This is the open barrel of a revolver gun. on wheels

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

The guns could be made of wood or metal or both
The guns could be made of wood or metal, or both on wheels

Guns were located in all of the

middle and upper class homes.

Guns were kept

for hunting ,protection and

war fare.

Typically, the handle is made

of wood

  • The colonists would make guns themselves or they would go to the local gunsmith

And the rest made of metal

Colonist’s Gun Shop


Purchasing and using firearms
Purchasing and using firearms on wheels

  • 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.

Colonial guns 1600 1700

Interesting Information on wheels

  • 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 shops

  • There 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.

Colonial guns 1600 1700

Before there were Rifles, the Colonists would fight short range, like this

With rifles, they can shoot long range with no problem at all!

Bibliography range, like this


Musket Picture:

Rifles picture:

Revolver Picture:

Flintlock Rifle:

Open Revolver:,1196117800,9/stock-photo-open-cylinder-of-revolver-with-one-bullet-inside-7306921.jpg

2nd Revolver:

Cannon on wheels:

Gun parts and information:



Gun shop: