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The first machine gun, the Puckle Gun, built in 1722, was also the most unusual. It could fire two types of bullets. When targeting “civilized” enemies such as other Christians, round bullets were used, but for truly hated enemies such as Muslims, more destructive square bullets were used.

The first machine gun, the Puckle Gun, built in 1722, was also the most unusual. It could fire two types of bullets. When targeting “civilized” enemies such as other Christians, round bullets were used, but for truly hated enemies such as Muslims, more destructive square bullets were used.

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    More destructive but because of the shape of the bullets it meant the square ones would wobble so the accuracy was...
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