Snap matchlock

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The snap matchlock is a type of matchlock mechanism used to ignite early firearms.wikipedia
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Matchlock

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The snap matchlock is a type of matchlock mechanism used to ignite early firearms.
A type of matchlock was developed called the snap matchlock, in which the serpentine was held in firing position by a weak spring, and released by pressing a button, pulling a trigger, or even pulling a short string passing into the mechanism.

Tanegashima (gun)

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In Japan the first documented introduction of the matchlock which became known as the tanegashima was through the Portuguese in 1543.
The tanegashima seems to have been based on snap matchlocks that were produced in Portuguese Malacca, at the armory of Malacca (a colony of Portugal since 1511).

Firearm

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The snap matchlock is a type of matchlock mechanism used to ignite early firearms.

Slow match

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The slow match held in the serpentine swung into a flash pan containing priming powder.

Flash pan

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The slow match held in the serpentine swung into a flash pan containing priming powder.

Touch hole

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The flash from the flash pan travelled through the touch hole igniting the main propellant charge of the gun.

Portuguese people

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In Japan the first documented introduction of the matchlock which became known as the tanegashima was through the Portuguese in 1543.

Portuguese Malacca

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The tanegashima seems to have been based on examples of snap matchlocks purchased from Portuguese traders, and originally produced in the Portuguese armories present in Asia including Portuguese Malacca and Goa in Portuguese India, which were cities captured by the Portuguese in 1511 and 1510, respectively.

Goa

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The tanegashima seems to have been based on examples of snap matchlocks purchased from Portuguese traders, and originally produced in the Portuguese armories present in Asia including Portuguese Malacca and Goa in Portuguese India, which were cities captured by the Portuguese in 1511 and 1510, respectively.

Portuguese India

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The tanegashima seems to have been based on examples of snap matchlocks purchased from Portuguese traders, and originally produced in the Portuguese armories present in Asia including Portuguese Malacca and Goa in Portuguese India, which were cities captured by the Portuguese in 1511 and 1510, respectively.

Capture of Malacca (1511)

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The tanegashima seems to have been based on examples of snap matchlocks purchased from Portuguese traders, and originally produced in the Portuguese armories present in Asia including Portuguese Malacca and Goa in Portuguese India, which were cities captured by the Portuguese in 1511 and 1510, respectively.

Portuguese conquest of Goa

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The tanegashima seems to have been based on examples of snap matchlocks purchased from Portuguese traders, and originally produced in the Portuguese armories present in Asia including Portuguese Malacca and Goa in Portuguese India, which were cities captured by the Portuguese in 1511 and 1510, respectively.

Firearms of Japan

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The tanegashima seems to have been based on snap matchlocks that were produced in the armory of Malacca in Portuguese Malacca, which was captured by the Portuguese in 1511.

Arquebus

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The tanegashima seem to have utilized snap matchlocks based on firearms from Goa, India, which was captured by the Portuguese in 1510.