Lost in Thought (Thank You for your input) in Off Topic
So you are looking for archaic firearms? Try flintlock, matchlock, arquebuss, blunderbuss, musket, wheellock, snaplock, caplock, snaphance, miquelet, Boyer rifle, and, my personal favorite, hand cannon.
You can also try naming specific guns by function, so you might have a hunting flintlock, a trencher's musket, or a cavalry officer's caplock pistol. You might also want to have exotic varieties such as repeaters (multi barrel with higher rate of fire but high jam/misfire rate), long barrels (greater accuracy but slower), etc. Ammunition can also vary widely, from metal bullets (lead, steel, iron, etc) to stones to scatter shot or even incendiary rounds.
Actually i've made it so ranged weaponry is only slightly stronger than close combat(melee) weaponry, but it takes more to maintain, and while it is powerful it is very limited.