The Resource Guns on the early frontiers : a history of firearms from colonial times through the years of the Western fur trade, by Carl P. Russell

Guns on the early frontiers : a history of firearms from colonial times through the years of the Western fur trade, by Carl P. Russell

Label
Guns on the early frontiers : a history of firearms from colonial times through the years of the Western fur trade
Title
Guns on the early frontiers
Title remainder
a history of firearms from colonial times through the years of the Western fur trade
Statement of responsibility
by Carl P. Russell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Guns on the early frontiers is concerned particularly with the arms used in the West during the first half of the nineteenth century, but since the guns used in the earlier settlement of the eastern half of the continent were the antecedents of the western arms, these too are discussed. And in order that the story of guns in the West may be better understood, the roots of the gun trade are traced to their seventeenth-century origins on the eastern seaboard and on the St. Lawrence. Dutch, French and English traders, especially, laid the groundwork for the gun trade in the New World two hundred years before the Americans started to trade in guns. Consequently, European arms and European influences are given some attention"--Page viii
Cataloging source
BHS
Dewey number
623.440973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
TS533.2
LC item number
.R87 1957
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Guns on the early frontiers : a history of firearms from colonial times through the years of the Western fur trade, by Carl P. Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1957
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Personal weapons of the traders and trappers: Muskets ; Blunderbusses ; Rifles ; Pistols ; Gunsmiths and gunsmithing -- Trade muskets and rifles supplied to the Indians: The trade gun ; Rifles supplied to Indians -- Military arms of the fur-trade period: Military muskets ; Musketoons and carbines ; United States rifles ; United States pistols -- Powder, ball, and accessories: Gunpowder ; Powder containers ; Leaden missiles ; Gunflints ; Percussion caps ; Cartridges ; Cartridge boxes ; Gun worms -- 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 -- Finding list : collections in which illustrated guns and appurtenances are preserved -- Notes -- Glossary of gun terms
Control code
12774646
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 395 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)12774646
Label
Guns on the early frontiers : a history of firearms from colonial times through the years of the Western fur trade, by Carl P. Russell
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1957
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Personal weapons of the traders and trappers: Muskets ; Blunderbusses ; Rifles ; Pistols ; Gunsmiths and gunsmithing -- Trade muskets and rifles supplied to the Indians: The trade gun ; Rifles supplied to Indians -- Military arms of the fur-trade period: Military muskets ; Musketoons and carbines ; United States rifles ; United States pistols -- Powder, ball, and accessories: Gunpowder ; Powder containers ; Leaden missiles ; Gunflints ; Percussion caps ; Cartridges ; Cartridge boxes ; Gun worms -- 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 -- Finding list : collections in which illustrated guns and appurtenances are preserved -- Notes -- Glossary of gun terms
Control code
12774646
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 395 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)12774646

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