Che Dian Chong

The che dian chong (simplified Chinese: 掣电铳; traditional Chinese: 掣電銃; literally: "lightning quick firearm") is a breech-loading, cartridge using musket invented by Zhao Shizhen (趙士禎) during the Ming dynasty.[1]

The che dian chong.
Musketeer firing a che dian chong.


  1. Zhao Shi-zhen(趙士禎).Shén qì pu (神器譜). 1598.

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