As you might know, the guns in the One Piece World are flintlocks. They are, technically referred to as "Rifles". But rifle is a generic term used for a long barrel firearm. The question I'm asking is, are the barrels really rifled in One Piece?
As you know, Rifling is process that creates spin on the bullet when it is fired from the bullet. As such, it increases the accuracy and the speed of the bullet, allowing for increased precision in shooting. Now, except for a few people, such as Yasopp, Van Auger, and Usopp, most of the people firing guns have been inaccurate. I mean, look at Cricket. He fired a pistol at Sanji at point-blank and still missed. Whether that was in part to the inaccuracy of the weapon or Sanji's inhuman speed is debatable, but the fact remains that the bullet missed.
Van Auger's sharpshooter weapon is actually a musket. Look at the gun he's carrying. It's a long barrel musket, which was the sharpshooter's weapon before rifling was invented. It has a modified scope on it, and he has a scope on his glasses as well.
So, what do you think? Rifled barrels or non-rifled barrels? Discuss.
Btw, this should go in the manga section because Anime filler like Daddy the Father kind of destroys the image of this.