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The Defences of MacauForts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years$
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Richard J. Garrett

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099937

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.001.0001

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Portuguese Small Arms

Portuguese Small Arms

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(p.175) Chapter 10 Portuguese Small Arms
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The Defences of Macau
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Richard J. Garrett

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.003.0010

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

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