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Guns on the Early Frontiers: From Colonial Times to the Years of the Western Fur Trade (Dover Books on Americana)

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This excellent reference work identifies the guns used in America during the era of eastern settlement and the westward advance of the frontier — particularly the arms used in the West during the first half of the nineteenth century. More than a descriptive record of gun types, the book relates the weapons to the people who made, sold, and used them. Accompanying chapters on "Arming the American Indian, “Personal Weapons of the Traders and Trappers," as well as surveys of military arms, small cannon, and other accessories are rare illustrations of antique muskets, repeating rifles, pistols, flintlock guns, Colt revolvers, powder horns, bullet molds, boat cannon, and other weapons — all clearly identified and described.

Book News Annotation:

This work details the weapons used during the settlement and westward expansion of America, and describes their use by fur traders, trappers, soldiers, and Native Americans. Numerous b&w illustrations of guns, parts, and other firearm accessories are included. This 2005 edition is an unabridged republication of Guns on the Early Frontiers: A History of Forearms from Colonial Times through the Years of the Western Fur Trade, originally published by the University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1957.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Thoroughly documented reference identifies guns used in America during eastern settlement and westward expansion. The highly readable survey describes the traders, trappers, soldiers, and Native Americans who used and sold weapons as well as those who made them. 58 rare illustrations depict everything from antique muskets and revolving pistols to bullet molds and powder horns.

Synopsis:

This thoroughly documented reference identifies the guns used in America during eastern settlement and westward expansion. Covering weapons in use from colonial times through the first half of the nineteenth century, the very readable account describes traders, trappers, soldiers, and Native Americans who made, sold, and used weapons. Accompanying the survey of military arms, small cannon, and other accessories are rare illustrations of everything from antique muskets to bullet molds — all clearly identified.

Table of Contents

Chapter I Arming the American Indian

  The French Trade in Guns

  The Dutch and the Swedes

  The Bid Made by Spain

  The English Trade

  Effects of the American Revolution upon the Distribution of Guns to Indians

  Indian Guns in the United States

Chapter II Personal Weapons of the Traders and Trappers

  Muskets

  Blunderbusses

  Rifles

  Pistols

  Gunsmiths and Gunsmithing

Chapter III Trade Muskets and Rifles Supplied to the Indians

  The Trade Gun

  Rifles Supplied to Indians

Chapter IV Military Arms of the Fur-Trade Period

  Military Muskets

  Musketoons and Carbines

  United States Rifles

  United States Pistols

Chapter V Powder, Ball, and Accessories

  Gunpowder

  Powder Containers

  Leaden Missiles

  Gunflints

  Percussion Caps

  Cartridges

  Cartridge Boxes

  Gun Worms

Chapter VI Small Cannon of the Traders and the Military

  Swivel Guns

  Small Cannon Mounted on Boats

  Swivel Guns of the Musket Type

  Wheeled Cannon in the Fur Fields

  Frémont's Cannon

  Cannon in the Wilderness Forts

Acknowledgments

Finding List

Notes

Glossary of Gun Terms

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486436814
Author:
Russell, Carl Parcher
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Russell, Carl P.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Firearms & Weapons
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.
Subject:
Firearms -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
57 figs, plus frontispiece, endpapers
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1 pd

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Thoroughly documented reference identifies guns used in America during eastern settlement and westward expansion. The highly readable survey describes the traders, trappers, soldiers, and Native Americans who used and sold weapons as well as those who made them. 58 rare illustrations depict everything from antique muskets and revolving pistols to bullet molds and powder horns.
"Synopsis" by ,
This thoroughly documented reference identifies the guns used in America during eastern settlement and westward expansion. Covering weapons in use from colonial times through the first half of the nineteenth century, the very readable account describes traders, trappers, soldiers, and Native Americans who made, sold, and used weapons. Accompanying the survey of military arms, small cannon, and other accessories are rare illustrations of everything from antique muskets to bullet molds — all clearly identified.
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