Homemade Filipino Gun


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.

Date Made: ca 1900

Place Made: Philippine IslandsUsed: Philippines

Subject: FirearmsRelated Event: Philippine–American WarThe Emergence of Modern America


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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.NM367Accession Number: 319944Catalog Number: NM367

Object Name: gunObject Type: GunOther Terms: gun; Firearms; H; .90 In; Smooth Bore; Muzzle Load; Sa

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-db12-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1301323

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