Who Invented the Shotgun?

Shotguns haven’t been around as long as some may believe.They were originally small hand cannons. Later they went on to become known as muskets( a larger version of the hand cannon).Legend has it that upon hitting his musket on the ground, causing a pellet to fly into the air, thus striking a flying duck, Sport shooting was born, thanks to a very unknown, young man. The sport was called fowling, and gun makers invented the Fowler in an effort to build a gun with a much longer barrell with smaller pellets than those used in the hand cannon and musket.