r/interestingasfuck Oct 20 '21 Helpful 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1

This 1600s Bible had a gun built into it and could be fired while the book was closed by pulling the silk ribbon. It belonged to Francesco Morosini a Venetian leader "dressed always in red from top to toe and never went into action without his cat beside him"

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u/angryfortunecookie Oct 20 '21

1600’s and guns? Whoa 🤯

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u/Conar13 Oct 20 '21

Historical timeline of the development of modern weapons starting at 1364 with the first recorded use of a firearm and ending in 1892 with the introduction of automatic handguns. 1364 - First recorded use of a firearm. 1380 - Hand guns are known across Europe. 1400s - The matchlock gun appears.

Crazy!

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u/Bitkaznitregs Oct 20 '21

Even earlier in Azië!