Jian Qiang (劍鎗)

Ming Dynasty Matchlock Handgonne
Drawing of a Jian Qiang, from 'Shi Lv (《師律》)'.
Jian Qiang (劍鎗, lit. 'Sword gun', or possibly 'Sword spear') is another late Ming Dynasty handgonne that is designed to compete with the arquebus. Like Zhui Feng Qiang (追風槍), it has long barrel, and comes with front sight and rear sight. It also has a detachable stock with match holder, and mounts a long spearhead at the butt of the barrel.

Jian Qiang combines the functions of a handgonne, a spear and a quarterstaff, but oddly, not a sword.

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