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

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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 ...
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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

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.
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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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