What is Gun Wiki ?
Gun Wiki is an encyclopedia of guns, firearms, cartridges, History and Terminology that is meant for you to access. Gun Wiki as a project is to document: firearms starting from 1044, to large arms starting from 1331; to small arms starting form 1418; their history; their parts and accessories; terminology, politics, safety and organizations surrounding them.
Feel free to edit our articles to expand them and to improve them. Its not necessary to get to technical. At Gun Wiki it is not necessary to foot note or source your writings. If you want to provide other sources and outside links that's okay. Gun Wiki promotes simple and easy to read articles. Just be accurate and historically factual. If there is trivia related to an article, just add a “Trivia” subsection. Again, for in geeky stuff add an “Also see” subsection for information within Gun Wiki and “Exterior links” subsection for information outside Gun Wiki.
- This is considered plagiarism. Please rewrite these articles in your own words, in simple and plan language. Every article is checked for historical and factual accuracy by our small team of administrators.
This wiki was created by Jocke Pirat for the enjoyment of gun nostalgists everywhere. Since the creation of Gun Wiki this site has been adopted by Smoke. and Greg Glover. The scope of Gun Wiki has also been expanded to be more inclusive of firearm enthusiast and gun owners.
What defines a gun
On this wiki, a gun is defined as large arms from 1331 (cannons) to the mounted guns of today (artillery and armored units, aircraft and ships). Also small arm from 1418 to today (pistols rifles, muskets, shotguns, mortars and RPG's). Another way to view a gun is a metallic barreled device that propels a metallic project; explosive or not. This would also include articles containing information on a gun's; cartridge, shell or ball.
This means Gun Wiki should not include any articles that are relating to such things as rockets, grenades, mines, missiles, ICBM's, Armor, Aircraft, Ships and explosive devises in general. Such articles will be promptly deleted. Weapons with a name that include the word “gun” like electroshock gun (Teaser) as well as fictional guns (phasers and laser weapons) and especially toy guns are not fit subjects for this wiki.
What defines a firearm
Generally guns after 1331 but also historical devises that propel non metallic projectiles and ejecta from non-metallic barrels, from 1044 to 1331. Firearms would also include flamethrowers.
The flaming arrow, prehistoric weapons and medieval engines like trebuchets, catapults and torques are not firearms.
Why are there two names for Gun Wiki
Originally this wiki was proposed as Gunpedia by its creator Jocke Pirat. Jocke Pirat originally set this site up as an encyclopedia for historic guns or guns of historic value. However, due to word conflict, “pedia” and the fact this is Wikia site, the name was changed to Gun Wiki. In addition this site has been expanded to be more inclusive. So, every once in while you will see Gunpedia used rather than Gun Wiki.
- Cutting and pasting articles from Wikipedia straight to Gun Wiki is strictly prohibited !!!