Tu Huo Qiang

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Tu Huo Qiang (Chinese: ; Pinyin: tūhuǒqiāng) was one of the earliest true guns. It was basically a tube of bamboo which had been partially hollowed out and loaded with gunpowder and a single projectile, called the zi kē .

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http://grandhistorian.com/chinesesiegewarfare/index-english12122007.html