Dao Ma Huo She Shen Gun (倒馬火蛇神棍)

Ming Chinese handgonne-fire lance
Two Dao Ma Huo She Shen Gun, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.
Dao Ma Huo She Shen Gun (倒馬火蛇神棍, lit. 'Horse-tipping fire snake divine staff') is a combination handgonne/fire lance designed for anti-cavalry purpose, clearly following the Chinese doctrine of "countercharging enemy cavalry" with relatively short weapon.

Dao Ma Huo She Shen Gun comes in two different variants: a single-shot variant that resembles a shortened (seven chiKuai Qiang (快鎗), and a double-ended variant that resembles a Bian Chong (邊銃). The single-shot variant is loaded with lead pellets as well as fire and poison smoke-generating gunpowder, and shoots both at the same time, while the double-ended variant shoots lead pellets from one end (as handgonne) and project fire and poison smoke from the other end (as fire lance).




Other blog posts in my Fire Lance with Fancy Name series:
Fei Tian Shen Huo Du Long Qiang (飛天神火毒龍鎗)
Shen Ji Wan Sheng Huo Long Dao (神機萬勝火龍刀)
Dang Tian Mie Kou Yin Yang Chan (蕩天滅寇陰陽鏟)
Dao Ma Huo She Shen Gun (倒馬火蛇神棍)

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