Hand Cannon

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Generic Hand Cannon
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Generic Hand Cannon
Group: Ranged Weapon
Tech Level 2
Size 2,000 mm
Weight 5,000 grams
Cost Cr300
Ammo 28mm Ball & powder
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Manufacturer Various
Archaic Firearm

A Hand Cannon (5,000 grams; TL-2) is literally a small, hand-held, muzzle-loading cannon. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It can take several minutes to load with powder and a ball, and is fired by holding a flame to the touchhole. It fires as body pistol, but may not fire at close range. [2]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

All these weapons require that the owner also carry gunpowder and properly sized lead balls; percussion weapons also require a supply of percussion caps. [3]

Hand cannons come of age in the TL:1-3 epoch and are considered obsolete before the end of the epoch. Hand cannons are eventually superceded by Flintlock Muskets and alter Percussion Rifles. [4]

Selected Hand Cannon Models[edit]

  1. TL-2 Hand Cannon

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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