How many types of firearms are there?
Handguns (pistols and revolvers)
Shotguns (Double-Barrel and pump action and automatic)
Light Machine Guns
What else am I missing?
- JohnLv 41 month agoFavorite Answer
Single-shot flintlock pistols
Single shot percussion lock pistolsHowdah pistols (double barrel, almost like a sawed-off shotgunSingle shot breech-loading loading pistols (Thompson-Center, et. al.)Muzzle loading flintlock riflesMuzzle loading percussion lock riflesMuzzle loading shotguns"Modern" in-line ignition muzzle loading rifles, plus the no-longer-made Thompson Center Scout pistol
Breechloading black powder rifles (Sharps replicas)
Falling block single-shot cartridge rifles (Ruger #1, Winchester 1885)
Break-top single shot rifles (H & R Handi-Rifle)
Black powder revolvers
Break top single-shot shotguns (H & R Topper)
Lever action rifles
Bolt action rifles
Lever action shotguns
Bolt action shotguns
Slide action shotguns
Double barrel shotguns -- Over and Under
Double barrel shotguns--side-by-side
Double barrel rifles--Over and under (Beretta)
Double barrel rifles--side-by-side (Holland and Holland)
Drillings (two barreled weapons --either two different rifle calibers, or a rifle caliber and a shotgun barrel --- the famed, no-longer-made Savage model 24 was such a gun)
Fully automatic rifles -- some which are pistol-cartridge carbines, while others fire standard rifle ammunition
Rifles with revolver cylinders (Taurus Circuit Judge)
Punt guns (long-obsolete very large shotguns mounted on a stand, with a pivot)
Paradox guns (essentially a smoothbore shotgun designed to shoot large, brass shells with single lead projectiles -- typically 12 gauge through 4 gauge --- the last three or four inches of the barrel are often rifled)
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- RichardLv 64 weeks ago
You forgot derringers, single-shot shotguns, and probably at least a dozen more depending upon how specific you want to get.
FWIW, you almost lost me with "assault rifles." Don't fall for the Bloomberg propaganda.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 71 month ago
Black powder rifles, flintlock
Black powder rifles, percussion cap
Black powder pistols, flintlock
Black powder pistols, percussion cap
Lever action rifles
Lever action pistols (Mare's leg)
Blunderbuss (not the same as a shot gun)
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- KennyLv 71 month ago
Carbine, hunting rifles, 2 more that come to mind .
- C T MLv 71 month ago
You're missing a lot.Source(s): Way too much to list.
- AndyLv 51 month ago
In England we have slingshots, potato guns, conkers but only in the autumn, and our fingers- two for more informal insults, and just the one for special occasions.