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Portuguese Small Arms

Richard J. Garrett

in The Defences of Macau

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099937
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206809 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.003.0010
Portuguese Small Arms

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This chapter examines Portuguese small arms or guns that were used for military defense in Macau. It describes early Portuguese firearms and traces and evolution of handheld firearms. It suggests that the Portuguese firearms significantly influenced that Chinese and the Japanese who adopted them as models for their own arms. It provides relevant photographs of Macau's handheld weapons.

Keywords: small arms; guns; Portuguese; Macau; firearms; Chinese; Japanese

Chapter.  7140 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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