Guns on the Early Frontiers: From Colonial Times to the Years of the Western Fur Trade [NOOK Book]

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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.
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Guns on the Early Frontiers: From Colonial Times to the Years of the Western Fur Trade

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486140230
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/9/2012
  • Series: Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 623,338
  • File size: 8 MB

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
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