First appearance of wall guns.
Braunschweig has a cannon the “Faule Metze” that shoots 300 pound rocks.
Erste Formen des Luntenhahns, Zündloch an die rechte Seite veriegt, Aufkommen der Pulverpfanne.
Invention of the match: Hemp string of finger thickness, soaked in lead acetate, with the capability of glowing
for a long time.
The technique of sizing black powder grains for even burning is developed.
Introduction of the wall gun. It has a larger caliber and a longer barrel than the hand cannon. An attached hook
was placed over the parapet to absorb the recoil.
Multi-layered forged iron barrel. Early hand cannon with barrel for-ged from rods in layers. Eight reinforcement
rings are shrunk on. Found in the Tiber by Rome, now at the Historic Museum in Berne.