Dart Launcher

Huo Nu Liu Xing Jian (火弩流星箭, lit. 'Fire crossbow meteor arrow') is a disposable dart launching handgonne made of bamboo. It consists of a bamboo tube that is wrapped in tendon, hemp and iron wire, then reinforced with glue and lacquer. It has a wooden handle reinforced with iron bands. The bamboo tube is loaded with

gunpowder, a sabot and ten poisoned darts. It is then sealed with paper and ready for firing.

Special thanks to 春秋戰國 of The Great Ming Military Blog

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