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Anonymous asked:

You recently posted a couple pictures of an antique grenade launcher from 1776. I didn't know grenades existed at the time. Much more, a launcher. My question is, what exactly was that thing made to shoot and what did it look like?

peashooter85 answered:

Grenades and hand thrown bombs date back to ancient China and medieval Europe.  Grenades were somewhat common in the 17th and 18th century.  In fact the type of infantryman called the “Grenadier” was a soldier who specialized in handling grenades.  This later changed to elite soldiers who were especially tall.

Grenades were simple affairs, hollow cast iron balls filled with black powder, shrapnel such as nails and pellets, and rigged with a fuse.

There were two main types of grenade launchers, the first of which was the hand mortar, which was a gun in itself.

Then there were grenade attachments for muskets, kind of like the modern rifle grenade today.

Like modern grenade launchers, 18th century and earlier grenade launchers were not aimed directly at the target, but fired in a ballistic arc towards the enemy.  

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reddawnsurvivalist:

Remington 870 express HD shotgun
Remington 870 police metal trigger housing (replaces plastic Express trigger housing)
Knights Armament KAC 870 RAS
Magpul M93 Buttstock
Mesa Tactical Stock Adapter
Mesa Tactical ShotShell Carrier
Mesa Tactical Barrel Rail Clamp
Armalite .875” Picatinny Gas Block
Midwest Industries Front BUIS with Trijicon Tritium Insert
GG&G Rear BUIS with Tritium Insert
Surefire 618 Weaponlight with KL3 head

Magpul MIAD grip
(Source: impulselabs)

reddawnsurvivalist:

Remington 870 express HD shotgun

Remington 870 police metal trigger housing (replaces plastic Express trigger housing)

Knights Armament KAC 870 RAS

Magpul M93 Buttstock

Mesa Tactical Stock Adapter

Mesa Tactical ShotShell Carrier

Mesa Tactical Barrel Rail Clamp

Armalite .875” Picatinny Gas Block

Midwest Industries Front BUIS with Trijicon Tritium Insert

GG&G Rear BUIS with Tritium Insert

Surefire 618 Weaponlight with KL3 head

Magpul MIAD grip

(Source: impulselabs)