Homemade Filipino Gun

Description
Physical Description
Homemade Filipino gun.
General History
Filipinos fighting the United State Army resorted to making their own firearms. This handmade gun harkens back to the earliest of firearms, the hand cannon. The gun was muzzle-loaded and the charge was set off by applying fire to a touchhole in the side of the barrel.
Object Name
gun
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
twine (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 49 in x 1 3/4 in; 12.7 cm x 124.46 cm x 4.445 cm
used
Philippines
ID Number
AF*NM367
accession number
319944
subject
Firearms
related event
Philippine Insurrection
The Emergence of Modern America
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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