Arquebus, or Harquebus, an early firearm. Several types of firearms were known by the name arquebus during the 16th and 17th centuries. All were fired from the shoulder or chest. The firing mechanism was originally a matchlock, a device that held a piece of burning wick and touched it to the powder in the gun when a trigger was pulled. Later, other firing arrangements were used.
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The National Guard serves many purposes and does many jobs for the United States. Learn what the National Guard is and how it differs from the Army and the Air Force.