The Vicar of the St. Sebalds church, Georg Hartmann, invents the cali-ber system based on the relation of the
diameter of the bore to the weight of the ball.
Oldest still preserved hand cannon with spark producing ignition mechanism. It is known by the name of ‘Monks
Gun’ and is displayed at the ‘Rüstkammer’ in Dresden.
First appearance of rifled barrels.
Introduction of the tube sight.
First use of the wheel lock, presumably in Nürnberg.
Introduction of the pin shaped trigger.
Use of bandoliers by musketeers, with powder portions, ball bag and priming powder flask.