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Firearms of the American West, 1803-1865

Firearms of the American West, 1803-1865

by Louis A. Garavaglia
     
 

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Firearms of the American West, 1803-1865 is a monumental work that offers both technical information on all of the important firearms used in the West during this period and a highly entertaining and informative history of how they were used, who used them, and why. This study is encyclopaedic in its detail. Drawing on advertisements from newspapers, catalogues, and

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Firearms of the American West, 1803-1865 is a monumental work that offers both technical information on all of the important firearms used in the West during this period and a highly entertaining and informative history of how they were used, who used them, and why. This study is encyclopaedic in its detail. Drawing on advertisements from newspapers, catalogues, and other primary sources, the authors discuss all the important military and civilian firearms used in the settling of the West, including rifles, shotguns, handguns, as well as the guns favored by the Native Americans.

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Reprint of part one of a two-part study that draws on primary sources such as correspondence and diaries, newspaper accounts, government reports, and patent materials in order to trace the development and uses of firearms on the frontier during the period between 1803 and 1865. Covers the refinements, adaptations, and uses of weapons by civilians, the military, Indians, and explorers and trappers, thus adding an important new dimension to our understanding of the pivotal events in the settlement of the region and of the individuals who took part in them. Numerous b&w photographs and illustrations, some of them rare, accompany the text. Oversize: (9.25 x 12.25<">). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870814839
Publisher:
Univeristy Press of Colorado
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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